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Place of originGermany
Main ingredientsFried potatoes, eggs, onions, leeks or chives, bacon or ham

Bauernfrühstück (About this soundlisten ) (literally farmer's breakfast) is a warm German dish made from fried potatoes, eggs, onions, leeks or chives, and bacon or ham. Despite its name, it is eaten not only for breakfast but also for lunch and dinner.

Typical preparation[edit]

It is similar to the somewhat simpler English bubble and squeak. The ingredients are mixed in a pan and fried as an omelette. It is usually accompanied by a green or tomato salad or pickles (UK: gherkins).

Similar dishes[edit]

Similar dishes are found in other countries, too. In France, for example, as omelette à la paysanne (with sorrel), in Spain as a tortilla de patatas or in Sweden as pyttipanna.


  • Erhard Gorys: The new kitchen lexicon. Of Aachener Printen to intermediate rib (dtv, No. 36245). 11th Edition, updated edition. German paperback publishing house, Munich 2007, ISBN 978-3-423-36245-0.
  • Richard Herring, Jürgen F. Herrmann (Edit / Edit..): Herring Encyclopedia of Kitchen 23, expanded edition. Fachbuchverlag Pfannenberg, Haan-Gruiten 2001, ISBN 3-8057-0470-4 .

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