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Farmer's Breakfast

Hearty and filling Farmer's Breakfast. Full of protein and energy to keep you going. Perfect any time of the day. Ready in 30 mins. Embrace your rustic side.
Course Breakfast, Mains
Cuisine German
Time 30 minutes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 539kcal


  • 2 medium potato (2 medium potatoes = 150-200g)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup rosemary, fresh (¼ cup fresh = 1 tbsp dried)
  • ¼ cup basil, fresh (yep, fresh or dried. ¼ cup fresh = 1 tbsp dried. Feel free to use your favourite herbs of course!)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • ¼ cup your favourite cheese (I use cheddar)
  • 1 tbsp vinegar


  • Cut the potatoes into thin slices.
  • Cook the sliced potatoes in a wide frying pan in olive oil on a medium heat for 15 minutes. Use a lid as this cooks them a bit quicker. Don’t stir the potatoes too often or they won’t crisp up - but don’t let them burn either!
  • Dice the onion while you’re waiting.
  • Crack the eggs into a cup and give a quick whisk with a fork.
  • When the 15 minutes are up, chuck in the onion.
  • After another 5 minutes or so and as the potatoes and onions are looking cooked, throw in the eggs, cheese, herbs, salt and pepper.
  • Cook for another 2 mins or until the egg is done.
  • Add a splash of vinegar if that’s your thing.
  • Done!


IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE: then try our German-inspired Lean Kohlrabi and Carrot Soup. Kohlrabi is a hidden gem! If you’re looking for something a bit different for breakfast then these 2 Ingredient Pancakes are hard to beat!


Serving: 375g | Calories: 539kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 11.5g | Cholesterol: 404mg | Sodium: 493mg | Potassium: 944mg | Fiber: 4.9g | Sugar: 5.1g | Vitamin A: 1250IU | Vitamin C: 48.7mg | Calcium: 310mg | Iron: 3.6mg