Tyrolean Gröstl: the original recipe to try at home

Last updated 12.02.2019EvaEva

Similar to the English version of a breakfast hash, or bubble and squeak, the Tiroler Gröstl is made with onions, bacon and sliced pieces of meat, all sautéed in a pan. When finished, the Gröstl is served with a fried egg. If you are a vegetarian, you can substitute the bacon and meat for mushroom and peppers, it’s up to you!

See Christine cook a batch with Gerti – a farmer’s wife from Reith im Alpbachtal – here:

Ingredients (for 4 people)

500g of peeled and boiled potatoes – then cooled
300g of cooked beef and bacon
1 onion
Rendered fat or butter

4 eggs

Tiroler Gröstl - Ingredients

Ingredients: What you need for Tiroler Gröstl

How to make:

Dice the onion and fry in a large pan with a knob of butter, or with the fat. Whilst frying, add the bacon and beef to the pan.

Cut the potatoes into slices and add to the ingredients already in the pan. When frying, remember to season with salt and cumin.

In a second pan, fry the eggs with a little butter. By the time they’re finished, the Gröstl should be ready. Arrange the eggs on top and garnish with some finely chopped chives.

Tiroler Gröstl

Tiroler Gröstl

Bauernhof Zulechen Alpbachtal

Where Gerti lives in Reith im Alpbachtal


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A delicious meal. From other recipes, I topped off with a fried egg cooked in the same frying pan

Ashley Paterson

In the write up it doesn't say to boil the potatoes first but I'm sure they need to be boiled first?
I guess I can try it both ways and see!
Trying it for the first time tonight at home here in Australia. This is the standout favourite of mine from years ago when I lived in Kitzbuhel. Love it, so many memories, can't wait to cook it soon 🤤😁😍 Thank you for the recipe and the video 👍🏻

Wendy Olmstead

How is Grostl prounounced?
My grandma used to make this, from Tirol, and now i make for my grandchildren but not sure if i pronounce it right. Thank You

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