Hoppel Poppel Recipe

Step 1

Remove the pork and eggs from the refrigerator approximately 45 minutes before proceeding to the next steps.

Step 2

Melt the butter in a medium sized or large skillet over low to moderate heat. Add the onions and saute them for about 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Step 3

Add the potatoes and saute for about 3 minutes. Stir frequently.

Step 4

Add the pork and saute for about 3 minutes. Stir frequently.

Step 5

Break the eggs in a bowl and add to them the cream, chopped dill, salt, and pepper. Beat this mixture as you would for a standard omelet.

Step 6

Pour the egg mixture over the potatoes, meat, and onions in the skillet. Cover the skillet, reduce the heat to low, and cook the preparation for about 5 minutes, or until the eggs have set.

Step 7

Slide the 'Hoppel Poppel' onto a warm plate of the same size. Securely hold the plates together and quickly but carefully invert them so that the more attractive browned side of the 'Hoppel Poppel' is face up.

Step 8

Garnish the 'Hoppel Poppel' with the dill sprigs. Cut it at the table into pizza style wedges. Serve immediately.

Serves 2.

From: GREAT PEASANT DISHES OF THE WORLD by Howard Hillman ISBN 0-395-32210-3. Houghton Mifflin, Boston. 1983. Posted by: Karin Brewer, Cooking Echo, 7/92

Things You'll Need

  • 1/2c Leftover lean pork
  • 3lg Eggs
  • 4tb Unsalted butter
  • 1/4c Chopped white onions
  • 2/3c Diced leftover peeled
  • -potatoes
  • 1tb Heavy cream
  • 1/2ts Chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4ts Salt (or to taste)
  • 1/8ts Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Sprigs dill

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