Campfire Recipes: Cast Iron One Pot Breakfast

Cast iron cookware is my favorite way to make food. Nothing imparts flavor and even heating like cast iron. The downside to cast iron is that it weighs a ton so how do you compensate?

You make a meal in one pot or skillet.

  • 5 large eggs
  • splash of milk (optional)
  • 1/2 pound sausage patty
  • 1 medium sized potato
  • shredded cheese
  • season all
  • cooking oil
  • Cast Iron Pot

Place your pot over your heating source and pour cooking oil until you have 1/8 inch or slightly more in your pot. Take your potato and cut it into roughly 1/4 inch cubes. Season with the season all to your personal tastes. Put the cut potato into the hot oil and cook until golden brown and the inside is soft and pillowy. The best way to check is to eat one!

Once the potatoes are done remove them from the pot and drain the excess oil. Cook the sausage patty next. This gives the eggs in the next step extra flavor. While the patty is cooking I break it apart with a wooden spoon or spatula. While this is cooking I get the eggs ready in a bowl. Crack them, scramble them, and add milk if desired.

Once the sausage is done I remove that and drain any excess grease on paper towels. I let the pot cool a bit so it doesn’t scorch the eggs as soon as they are added.

Once the pot cools and I am ready to begin adding the eggs first and get them about 3/4 of the way cooked I add the sausage. The sausage usually needs some heat added to get it nice and warm. The potatoes are added once the eggs are fully cooked and then I sprinkle some cheese over the top and cover until melted.

Plate and serve. This isn’t a fast recipe, the potatoes take a long time to cook through. I have tried pre-cooking them and packing them for travel but the results are varied. Give yourself at least an hour to get this meal fully prepped and cooked through.

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