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Hoppel Poppel

The name Hoppel Poppel is derived from hoppel- “hopsgehen”, meaning spoil and “Poppel” the piddling leftovers.
It’s a Berlin leftover meal that closely resembles a “farmer’s breakfast” with potatoes from the day before, leftover roast, eggs, pickles, and some spices to taste like caraway, nutmeg, and marjoram.


All the ingredients are fried in a pan, pour beaten egg over them until the egg sets. Finally, garnish with salt – or gherkin. There are many variations; ham, cooked ham or bacon or minced meat can be used instead of the leftover roast.

Potatoes with egg, sausage and gherkin from the pan

Recipe Hoppel Poppel

Since this dish is originally a leftover meal, the recipe below can be customized according to quantities and ingredients.
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Course: leftovers eat, main dish
Cuisine: Berlin
Keyword: savoury
Difficulty: Beginner
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients & Shopping list

  • 300-400 g cooked potatoes (e.g. potatoes left over from the previous day)
  • 1 onion
  • 150 g sausage (cooked ham, salami, Vienna sausage)
  • 100 g gherkinseggs
  • 3-4 salt, pepper, nutmeg


  • Cut the potatoes into pieces or slices.
  • Peel the onion, halve it and cut it into fine rings.
  • Cut sausages or boiled ham into slices or strips as well.
  • Fry the potatoes in a hot pan with a little oil for about 10 minutes, then add the onion and continue frying until the onion is also toasted. Add salt and pepper.
  • Then fold in the cucumber and sausage/boiled ham.
  • Beat the eggs until foamy and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the potatoes and allow to set over a low heat.

Tips & Hints

To serve, add chive rolls and a few slices of gherkin.
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