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Campfire Skillet Breakfast

Rated as 4.71 out of 5 Stars

"This is the one recipe we always cook when camping, it's easy and very filling."
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32 m servings 239
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Cook bacon to desired doneness in a cast iron skillet over the slow burning coals of a campfire. Remove bacon from the skillet and set aside. Stir the potatoes and onion into the hot bacon fat. Cover, and cook until the potatoes are soft, about 10 to 12 minutes.
  2. Crumble the bacon into the potatoes. Stir in the eggs, cover, and cook until set through, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle with the cheese, and allow to melt before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 239 calories; 13.4 15.5 14.2 168 381 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This is an excellent dish and can be done in a frying pan on the stove in the same way.

Most helpful critical review

This was ok. Needs salt and pepper. If I make it again, I will partially cook the potatoes before I put them in the skillet; hopefully they won't stick as much that way.

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This is an excellent dish and can be done in a frying pan on the stove in the same way.

I'm giving five stars b/c the finished product tasted great. However, I had a problem with it sticking really bad to the skillet. I couldn't just let it sit for the 10-12 minutes or it would h...

I have made this dish many times over the years. Its a warm, hearty, one pan start to a day outdoors. I use canned potatoes for easy preparation. Another trick is to precook the bacon, if you...

Not camping but we enjoyed this at home just the same. I used my cast iron skillet over a gas range to cook this. I doubled the bacon, cut the potatoes back a bit and added fresh minced garlic, ...

You can dice the potatoes (store in no-leak container with cold water) and fry & crumble the bacon at home first.

Loved this recipe. My family and I loved it. I like being able to prepare something that everyone loves in one dish. I did not use a castiron skillet, but a large non stick skillet instead and i...

going camping today..will definitely use this as a breakfast since i need to fix it quick so the men can get into the river to fish..seems pretty easy and looks like a fast meal....if anyone has...

Very basic and very tasty breakfast. Next time, I will cook the bacon ahead of time to cut down on prep time.

This is the perfect breakfast dish to have on a camping trip. It tasted great and gave me the energy I needed to hike all day!