Hairy Bikers' Bauernfruhstuck recipe

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Bauernfruhstuck is a traditional German breakfast of bacon, eggs and potatoes. The Hairy Bikers created this recipe for the World Cup

Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Cost RangeCheap

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




  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.
Top Tip for making Hairy Bikers' Bauernfruhstuck

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

Hairy Bikers

Simon King and David Myers are the fantastic duo that make up the Hairy Bikers and are best known as Si and Dave. The Hairy Bikers have several cookbooks published including How to Love Food and Lose Weight and Eat for Life. Hairy Biker recipes are always triple tested and try to be as fuss-free as possible so you can trust the timings. Si and Dave have also had several hit cooking shows as they remain as one of the UK’s favourite cookery duos.