It doesn’t sound like a “salad” at all. Greens, fried potatoes, and fried eggs. Most people I talk to tell me that it completely defeats the purpose of eating a salad.
No, not at all. A deftige Bauernsalat – farmer salad – is one of the Rhein region’s true culinary delights. It starts with some field greens, placed on one half of a plate. Dress them, then add vegetables of your choosing. Top with cubes of fresh cheese, a wonderful feta-like preparation. On the other side, bring on the Bratkartoffeln, those strange yellow potatoes that have been boiled and fried with plenty of salt and spices. Top those off with two Spiegeleier – sunny-side up eggs. It goes from just salad to meal in no time at all. And it’s yummy.
It does not defeat the purpose of salad at all. It makes just a salad into a real dinner.