Mutti's Hoppel Poppel – Berliner Bauernfrühstück

Hoppel Poppel is a traditional way to use up leftovers in Berlin. Made with meat, potatoes, onions, and eggs, it's one of those great quick recipes for supper or lunch. It's one of my favorite recipes using potatoes that I remember from Mutti. 

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

15 minutes

Total Time

20 minutes


Makes 4 servings


  • about 1 pound leftover cooked meat
  • 1 - 2 onions, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons butter or olive oil
  • about 1½ pounds leftover boiled potatoes
  • salt, pepper
  • 6 to 8 eggs


  1. Cut potatoes into slices.
  2. Fry the onions in 2 tablespoons butter or oil. Once translucent, add the meat that has been thinly cut into strips.
  3. Add remaining 2 tablespoons butter or oil and the potatoes.
  4. Continue frying till potatoes are golden brown.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Mix the eggs and pour over the meat and potatoes. Carefully stir until eggs are set.


  • Use boiled or roasted beef, pork, chicken, hamburgers, lamb - whatever you have.
  • Sprinkle with fresh parsley to serve.

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