Hairy Bikers' Bauernfruhstuck

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Hairy Bikers' Bauern Fruhstuck recipe
Hairy Bikers' Bauern Fruhstuck recipe
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Bauernfruhstuck is a traditional German cooked breakfast of crispy bacon pieces, potatoes and scrambled egg. The Hairy Bikers created this recipe for the World Cup


  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1tbsp butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 potatoes, cooked and finely diced
  • 6 eggs
  • ½tbsp salt
  • 60ml milk
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Turn this recipe into a vegetarian breakfast, by swapping the bacon for peppers.


  1. Fry the bacon until crisp. Remove and drain on paper towel.
  2. Remove the bacon fat from the frying pan, add the butter and sauté the onion until soft.
  3. Add the cooked potatoes and brown lightly.
  4. Beat the eggs lightly, add the salt, pepper, milk and the chopped bacon.
  5. Pour the egg mixture over the onions and potatoes and stir occasionally until cooked.
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I agree i wouldn't throw away the bacon fat.the flavour is lovely..i am half German ,but never brought up with German food . sounds Delish. cant wait to try it at the wk end..

Roseleanor Ward

Being half-German, I have grown up with a dish like this that my mother always simply called "Bratkartoffel", or "fried potatoes". I have cooked it more times than I care to remember, as my own children all love it, and they have gone on to cook it themselves now. It's a lovely, comforting, cheap, and filling dish, and I only have one question regarding the Hairy Bikers version... Why get rid of the bacon fat? As long as the bacon isn't cooked over too high a heat, the fat won't be burned, and it gives a lovely flavour to the potatoes. It's not as if the butter is more healthy than the bacon fat, surely, as they are both saturated fats?

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