Authentic German Bacon and Potato Omelet Recipe - Satisfy Your Taste Buds

German Bacon and Potato Omelet

Authentic German Bacon and Potato Omelet Recipe - Satisfy Your Taste Buds
Region / culture: Germany | Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 25 minutes | Servings: 4


German Bacon and Potato Omelet
German Bacon and Potato Omelet

This German Bacon and Potato Omelet is a hearty and delicious dish that is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even dinner. The combination of crispy bacon, tender potatoes, and flavorful herbs makes this omelet a crowd-pleaser.


The German Bacon and Potato Omelet, also known as "Bauernfrühstück" in Germany, has its origins in traditional German cuisine. It is a popular dish in many regions of Germany and is often enjoyed as a comforting and satisfying meal.


How to prepare

  1. Cook the potatoes in salted boiling water for about 15 minutes, until they are barely tender.
  2. Drain, peel, and slice the potatoes to a thickness of about 0.25 inches.
  3. Preheat the broiler.
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, beat the eggs just until blended.
  5. Mix in the sour cream, salt, and pepper.
  6. In a medium skillet, sauté the bacon over medium heat until crisp, then transfer it to paper towels to drain.
  7. Pour off all but 2 tbsp of the drippings and sauté the onion and potatoes until they are glazed.
  8. Pour the beaten eggs over the potato mixture and sprinkle with the bacon.
  9. Reduce the heat to low and cook until the eggs are set, shaking the pan to prevent them from sticking.
  10. Place the skillet under the broiler to heat through.
  11. Sprinkle with the parsley and chives.
  12. Slide the cooked mixture onto a warm platter and cut it into wedges.


  • Add diced bell peppers or mushrooms for extra flavor.
  • Use different herbs, such as thyme or rosemary, for a different taste.
  • Add cheese, such as cheddar or Swiss, for a cheesy twist.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to cook the potatoes until they are just tender, as they will continue to cook in the omelet.

- Use a non-stick skillet to prevent the omelet from sticking.

- Be sure to shake the pan while cooking the eggs to prevent them from sticking to the bottom.

- Feel free to customize this recipe by adding your favorite vegetables or cheeses.

Serving Suggestions

This omelet is delicious on its own, but you can also serve it with a side salad or some fresh fruit for a complete meal.

Cooking Techniques

Be sure to cook the potatoes until they are just tender before adding them to the omelet.

- Use a broiler to heat the omelet through and give it a nice finish.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can use any type of potato in place of yukon gold potatoes.

- Greek yogurt can be used in place of sour cream.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the bacon, potatoes, and onion ahead of time to save time when making the omelet.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the omelet on a platter and garnish with additional herbs for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

This omelet pairs well with a side of fresh fruit or a green salad.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. To reheat, simply microwave until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of this omelet contains approximately 250 calories.


Each serving of this German Bacon and Potato Omelet contains approximately 20 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of this omelet contains approximately 15 grams of fat.


Each serving of this omelet contains approximately 15 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

This omelet is a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, and potassium.


This recipe contains eggs and dairy (sour cream), so it may not be suitable for those with egg or dairy allergies.


This German Bacon and Potato Omelet is a balanced meal that provides a good mix of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. It is also a good source of vitamins and minerals.


This German Bacon and Potato Omelet is a delicious and satisfying dish that is perfect for any meal of the day. With its crispy bacon, tender potatoes, and flavorful herbs, this omelet is sure to become a favorite in your household.

How did I get this recipe?

The memory of discovering this recipe for the first time is a happy one. It was many years ago when I was just a young girl, eager to learn everything I could about cooking. My family had recently moved to a small town in Germany, and I was fascinated by the local cuisine. One day, I happened to stumble upon a quaint little cafe where they served the most delicious German Bacon and Potato Omelet. I was instantly hooked and knew I had to learn how to make it myself.

I struck up a conversation with the owner of the cafe, an elderly woman named Frau Schmidt. She was kind enough to share her recipe with me, explaining each step in great detail. I watched her carefully as she cooked, taking notes and asking questions whenever I didn't understand something. Frau Schmidt laughed at my enthusiasm but encouraged me to keep trying until I got it just right.

I spent hours in my tiny kitchen, practicing and perfecting the recipe. I experimented with different types of bacon and potatoes, adjusting the seasonings until I found the perfect balance of flavors. My family became my willing taste testers, eagerly devouring each new batch I made.

As the years passed, I continued to refine my recipe, adding my own personal touch to make it truly unique. I shared it with friends and neighbors, who all raved about how delicious it was. I even entered it into a local cooking competition and won first place, much to the delight of my family.

But it wasn't just the taste of the omelet that made it special to me. It was the memories of Frau Schmidt and the time we spent together in her cafe, talking and laughing as we cooked. She became like a grandmother to me, teaching me not just about cooking but about life and love.

I will never forget the day she passed away, leaving behind a legacy of delicious recipes and cherished memories. I felt a deep sadness knowing I would never see her again, but I also felt grateful for all she had taught me. Her spirit lived on in every dish I made, reminding me of her wisdom and kindness.

And so, whenever I make my German Bacon and Potato Omelet, I think of Frau Schmidt and the bond we shared. I remember the joy of discovering a new recipe and the thrill of mastering it through hard work and dedication. And I am grateful for the gift of cooking, a skill that has brought me so much joy and fulfillment throughout my life.

So here it is, my beloved recipe for German Bacon and Potato Omelet, passed down from a wise old woman in a small German cafe. May it bring you as much happiness and delight as it has brought me. Guten Appetit!


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