Wednesday, January 6, 2010

German Farmer's Breakfast

Christmas Eve left me with an abundance of ham, so we've been trying out lots of ways to make use of it. This was delicious. I made a few changes, but it's pretty much the same. I just thought the recipe needed less potatoes and more eggs. Don't try and substitute for bacon grease. You'll be missing out.

German Farmer's Breakfast

adapted from Simply Recipes


2 large potatoes, skinned and quartered lengthwise

3 Tbsp bacon fat or olive oil
1 cups roughly chopped green and white onions (include the greens from the green onions)
1 cups roughly chopped bell peppers
Salt to taste
1-2 cups chopped ham
1/4 cup chopped parsley
7-8 eggs, whisked


1 Boil the potatoes in a saucepan of lightly salted water for 10-15 minutes until just cooked (test for doneness). Drain, rinse with cold water to cool. Cut into 1-inch squares. Set aside.

2 Heat 2 Tbsp bacon fat (or olive oil) in a large skillet on medium high heat. Add the onions and chopped bell peppers. Increase the heat to high. Brown the onions and bell peppers, stirring frequently, about 2-3 minutes.

3 Push the vegetables to the side of the pan, add the potatoes and another Tbsp of bacon fat (or olive oil) to the pan. Brown the potatoes for about 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Sprinkle on salt to taste as you cook. Add the ham to the potatoes and cook, stirring frequently until the ham is heated through, 1-2 minutes.

4 Mix all of the vegetables, potato and ham together and mix in the parsley. Add the eggs, stirring to distribute the eggs among the vegetables and ham. As soon as eggs begin to firm up, remove from heat.

Serve immediately. Great with ketchup on top.

Serves 4.


Fresh Poppy Sisters said...

It's 10:15 pm and you've made me hungry...thanks. :) I'll have to try this one out, all of yours I've tried I like!!!

Brendon and Stephanie said...

That reminds me of a Denver Sandwich. One of my favs.

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