Do you remember “Hoppel Popelp”? This dish is the perfect dinner – and super cheap!

If you want, you can serve fried eggs with potato-meat mixture. Usually, however, chopped eggs are used for the hoppell poppel – the exact instructions can be found in the recipe. imago / Shotshop

Anyone who likes to cook knows that there are many dishes in the endless world of recipes because their unique names stand out above all. Many people know “Dead Grandpa” for sure, but also “Snow White Cake” and “LPG Cake”. But, have you ever heard of “Hoppel Popple”? This very funny-sounding title hides Hautmannskost – a kind of peasant breakfast. Here comes the recipe.

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Recipes from the GDR: How to make Hoppel Poppel!

And that’s great, because: quick to prepare, tasty, delicious and cheap… and perfect for using up a leftover or two from the fridge. A simple dish consists of potatoes, bacon and schnitzel among other things, and can be refined as desired. Reminiscent of the classic peasant breakfast.

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The dish gets its name from the use of old potatoes. Before they were added to the garbage, they were prepared into a delicacy, that is, literally “off the hop”. Thus: even if the food is delicious, it remains a little “missing”. Hops and poplig became “hopel popel”. Incidentally, the dish should not be confused with the punch of the same name, which is made from cream, rock candy, egg yolk, brandy and various spices.

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But: how to prepare the classic hopel popel? Here comes the recipe!

Resources for Hopel Poppel from the GDR: This is what you need.

What you need: 700 grams of boiled and peeled potatoes, 100 grams of sliced ​​bacon, 300 grams of bacon, 120 grams of butter or clarified butter, 2 onions, 8 eggs, salt and pepper, some carrots, marjoram and chopped parsley.

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The pan dish is delicious - and a perfect hearty dinner.  Be sure to try the recipe!
The pan dish is delicious – and a perfect hearty dinner. Be sure to try the recipe! imago/f. Burger

Here’s how it works: Cut the potatoes and set aside. Cut the meat and cut the squid into pieces. Place a large pan on the stove and heat some butter in it. Then fry the potato slices until cooked and season with salt and pepper.

Heat the clarified butter in a second pan and fry the bacon and schnitzel in it. Season with salt, pepper, a little caraway and marjoram. But please be careful with the salt, because bacon already brings a lot.

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Now put the potatoes and the meat together in a large pan. Break the eggs, shake and pour the mixture over the potatoes and meat pan. Bring to a boil and stir. Season the Hoople Poppel with salt and pepper and serve with a fresh salad and some mustard or horseradish. enjoy your meal!

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