Tiroler Gröstl - Austrian Stove-Top Potato Bacon Hash

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"Tiroler Gröstl is one of the hearty favorites from the skiing and hiking region of Tirol. Traditionally, it is a delicious and satisfying way of using up yesterday’s left-overs. It makes a great shared-from-the-pan mountain lunch or breakfast, particularly when combined with a separate pan of Kaiserschmarren."

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (182.3 g)
  • Calories 455.8
  • Total Fat - 30.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 72.9 mg
  • Sodium - 1123.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 16.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.7 g
  • Sugars - 2.2 g
  • Protein - 27.9 g
  • Calcium - 196.5 mg
  • Iron - 1.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat a large frying pan, then fry the bacon for a bit until it is almost crispy, but not quite. Add the onion and saute for about 6-10 minutes until the bacon is golden and onion is translucent.

Step 2

Remove the bacon mixture with a slotted spoon, letting the grease drip back into the pan because you will need it to fry up the potatoes.

Step 3

If using ham or sausage, you would cook up these meats by using the oil suggested in the ingredients section.

Step 4

Add the potatoes to the skillet and fry for about 10 minutes until golden.

Step 5

Tip in the caraway, paprika, thyme and season well, add salt and pepper to taste then saute for another minute, stirring to release their fragrance and flavor.

Step 6

Return the bacon and onion back to the skillet, taste for seasoning and adjust if necessary. Top with cheese and then parsley.

Step 7

Serve hot and - for a real authentic touch - with a fried egg on top.


No special items needed.

3 Reviews


I really enjoyed this. I started with a leftover baked potato and it was simple and quick to make this. Thanks for sharing, Nat.


review by:
(9 Dec 2021)

dienia b

This was down mr pickys alley cheese is not melted because some days he "has never liked melted cheese" but i do


review by:
(19 Mar 2020)


Made for the FYC Tag Game - I took a liberty w/your recipe by using packaged potato wedges that were intended to be oven-baked. We bought them to have on-hand for a quick meal when needed, but they were so awful I couldn't bear the idea of seeing them on my plate again & I hate wasting food. So I decided a "Leftovers Makeover" was in order & your recipe was the way to make it happen. A good plan came together & I had tasty potatoes to serve w/our grill meat tonite. Thx for helping me make the makeover work w/your recipe. :-) -- I recalled you mentioning this would be good w/an egg on top, so I tried that as well. It was great & I posted a 2nd pic of that option. :-)


review by:
(12 Sep 2017)

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