Mountain Man Breakfast
The ingredients for this breakfast include ground sausage, eggs, regular or sweet potatoes, and cheese. I listed a package of cheese in the recipe. Feel free to pick what size package that is. Eric loves cheese, so we used a big bag.
Whole potatoes need to be prepared ahead of time for this recipe. We cooked the potatoes in foil over the coals the night before. We only baked them long enough to get them soft to cut in the morning.
Eric is an early riser, so he prepped this ahead of time while the rest of us were still sleeping! The breakfast takes anywhere from 25-45 minutes or more depending on your heat. We pulled the lid at about the 25-minute mark to see how cooked the eggs were but had to let it cook longer. We cooked this in Colorado where it was dry and we got better coals which cooked faster. The previous summer we were in the south where it was very humid and it took much longer to cook this.
I love how this recipe can be adapted to different varieties of sausage and potatoes. We’ve done it several times with hash browns (we had to make it the day after we went to the store because our RV doesn’t have a freezer), but we much prefer it with actual potatoes. Sweet potatoes are pictured in this post.
The last time we made this on vacation, we wrapped the leftovers up in our Dutch Oven Liner and put it in our cooler. It made for a great lunch when we were out exploring.
Here is my mountain man scraping the edges. He loves crispy edges! Don’t things just taste better baked in the dutch oven?
This post first appeared on Diana Rambles on 16 Sept 2013