Iron Cookware Recipes – Camp Breakfast

Camp Breakfasts with your Skillet

Waking into the smell of campfire smoke & bacon frying in a skillet is  biggest  joys of camping.  With smoke,  sizzle, aroma, combined with being outdoors,  is there a better way to wake up?  To a big camp breakfast. And one to remember is this story

Before you can even get out of your sleeping bag, or get that first cup of coffee, your  saying, “Feed Me!”. (can’t get that great smokey aroma from a propane  campfire can you)

So give this camp breakfast recipe I have found a wile back,  & have been enjoying  a try.  Its one I am sure you will like too.

Breakfast Scramble

Best when prepared in a cast iron skillet

Serves 4 – 6 (easily doubled for more campers)

Ingredients:

  • ½ lb. bacon ( 6 – 8 strips)
  • 1 lb. sausage – patties are best
  • 2 cups hash browns – fresh or frozen
  • 1 ½ cup Sharp Cheddar cheese – shredded is best, crumbled will work
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 large onion – Spanish yellow is best, but Sweet works too
  • Optional – 1 small green pepper – diced
  • ½ stick butter (4 tbsp)
  • Salt & Pepper (to taste)

Pre-preparation:

  • If not already, form sausage into patties
  • Dice onion into ½ inch cubes/pieces
  • Mix eggs, salt & pepper (to taste) into a scramble mix

Preparation:

  1. cook sausage and bacon until crisp and well done, set aside
  2. drain away meat’s cooking grease, except for just enough to cover bottom of skillet
  3. cook hash browns until almost crispy, stirring frequently
  4. stir in onion chunks, (and green pepper if used) and crumbled or quartered sausage patties
  5. cook until onions are soft – about 5 minutes
  6. stir in eggs, cook & stir entire mixture until eggs are done (looks like scrambled eggs)
  7. stir in 1 cup cheese, and butter (sliced into chunks)
  8. crumble bacon strips, then sprinkle bacon crumbles and remaining cheese over top of skillet contents – do not stir or mix!
  9. cover and simmer just until sprinkled cheese is melted

You’re done! Best served from the skillet on the table-top where your camper’s can see the end result before diving in, but if not eating around a common table, just spoon onto plates. (the campfire song about your amazing talent will come later … after dinner)