Germany 2008: Breakfast in a Box4/18/2008 01:28:00 AM
If you liked Croissant in a Can, you'll love Breakfast in a Box!
The classic, with Speck and eggs.
Bauern Früstück, (literally "Farmer's Breakfast"), consists of fried potato slices, bacon, and eggs. I'm not sure if German farmers actually eat it for breakfast, but the image of a big ol' Bavarian farmer (possibly wearing lederhosen or a funky green hat), up at the crack of dawn, tucking into a big plate of Bauern Früstück, is an appealing image, even if it is a caricature.
I would tend to think of such a dish as a hangover cure, or a quick and treaty supper, rather than a daily breakfast. (I certainly hope so; I can't imagine a Bauern Früstück being a daily breakfast for anyone who wants to live past 50).
In that brightly coloured box, there is a foil package, containing the uncooked breakfast. All you gotta do is fry it in a pan until golden brown and heated through. It doesn't look very attractive when you first squelch it out of the packet and drop it onto the waiting pan...
... but turns a nice golden colour once fried.
A big plate of this, beer, TV. Contentment.