Are you up for a simple recipe that is relatively quick to prepare? We always are as you might have realized by now ;) This dish is based on a “farmers breakfast” (Bauernfrühstück) in Germany. It is a hearty potato omelette that will definitely keep you full till late morning! There really isn’t any time of the day that you can have it. In fact we had this farmer’s breakfast for dinner!
Similar dishes are found in other countries, in France, for example, as omelette à la paysanne (with sorrel ), in Spain as a tortilla de patatas or in Sweden as pyttipanna.
This is not exactly a traditional farmer’s breakfast. We gave it a mediterranean twist as we had some additional ingredients sitting around such as thyme, sage and rosemary. You could also add other ingredients to this dish, such as leek, chives or even mushrooms. Anything really! Just look at these pictures. Who can resist potatoes, eggs, bacon and cheese. Much less if they are in one dish! We had to scrap the last bit of potato omelette that was stuck to the pan because they were that good. I kid you not and they are really addictive too. Imagine opening a bag of chips and stuffing your face with chips and feeling super satisfied after that. That is the sense of satisfaction you are going to get when eating this.
- 500g potatoes, peel and sliced
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1 red onion
- 2 sprigs thyme
- handful salvia (sage)
- 5 sprigs rosemary
- 1 bay leaf
- olive oil
- 5 eggs
- 50g parmesan, shredded
Now all you have to do is follow these easy steps and you are good to go;
- Preheat your oven to 180°C.
- Add the sliced and peeled potatoes into a baking pan.
- Crush the garlic with your hands and add it to the pan as well.
- Roughly chop the red onion and as you might have figured out by now: Add it to the baking pan :)
- Finely chop the thyme, salvia and rosemary. Add the herbs and the whole bay leaf in the pan.
- Add salt, pepper, paprika and olive oil and give everything a good mix. All the ingredients should be well mixed and covered in olive oil.
- Put the baking pan in the oven and leave it baking for about 20 minutes.
- Take the baking pan out and give everything a good mix. This way you can make sure that everything turns crispy.
- Put it back in the oven for another 10 minutes. This way you make sure that everything is well cooked.
- While the pan is in the oven crack the eggs open and whisk them with the grated parmesan.
- Take out the pan one last time and pour the eggs to the potato mixture. The egg mixture does not need to cover the potatoes fully. It is fine if bits of potatoes are sticking out. This will leave them nice and crispy.
- Bake everything for another 5-10 minutes and you are good to go.
We hope you enjoy this dish. We would really appreciate feedback on this one. If you create your own twist then let us know as well.