German Farmer’s Breakfast

In honor of my husband’s German grandma who passed away last week…

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

We had this with toast and jam.

Did I change anything? I added about 3/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese because we like cheese in this house. I used about 1/2 the onions and green peppers that the recipes calls for.

What did the family think? Hubby and I both really liked it. Our oldest liked it, but mostly just ate the ham and potatoes and our youngest just ate the ham.


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