This healthy breakfast surprise is made in a cast iron for a deliciously easy campfire breakfast idea. It’s also the perfect meal for camping.
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Also known as mountain man breakfast, this egg, hash brown, and veggie skillet is a dish I grew up eating as a kid.
Essentially, you take any leftover veggies and potatoes you have from the night before (you can also use frozen hash browns instead), reheat them over a fire using a cast iron skillet or griddle, then scramble some eggs on top.
While a true mountain man breakfast usually adds sausage or bacon, I try to avoid using processed meats. However, if you do want a little more protein, you could add in leftover ground turkey.
In addition to being a great way to use up leftover ingredients, breakfast surprise is a fun, family-friendly breakfast idea that can be prepared when camping or in the comfort of your own home (or cabin).
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If you’re camping, no need to go crazy with toppings. But when we make this at our cabin, we like to set out a few different options so you can put your own personal twist on the flavor.
Some topping ideas include:
If you plan on cooking over a campfire there are a few tools that you’ll want to think about investing in:
Of course, don’t forget about cleaning your area well – especially if you’re sleeping there at night! No one wants a bear rooting through their campsite!
This recipe can also be made over a standard grill on on the stove.
You can easily adjust this recipe to make it more low-carb or keto-friendly. Simply swap out the potatoes for more non-starchy vegetables.
Absolutely! Use silken tofu instead of eggs, leave out the cheese (or use a vegan substitute), and make sure to use oil rather than butter. Just keep in mind that you’ll for sure want to add some seasonings to the tofu. I like using a mix of nutritional yeast, garlic powder, and turmeric.
As written, it makes about 4 servings. However, this is more of a recipe idea than a set formula. So feel free to adjust the amount of eggs, potatoes, and veggies based on how many people you plan on serving.
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