– 4 medium-sized russet potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes
– 1 medium-sized onion, diced
– 1 bell pepper (any color), diced
– 4 slices of bacon or 4 sausage links, cooked and diced
– 4 large eggs
– 2 tablespoons of olive oil
– Salt and pepper to taste
– Fresh herbs (such as parsley or chives) for garnish
– Optional: shredded cheese (cheddar or Monterey Jack), hot sauce, or sour cream for serving
1. Prepare the campfire or grill for cooking. Ensure you have a well-established fire with hot coals, allowing for a consistent temperature.
2. Heat a cast-iron skillet over the open fire or grill, carefully balancing it to achieve an even cooking surface. Add the olive oil and heat for a minute or two.
3. Add the diced potatoes to the skillet, stirring occasionally to prevent them from sticking. Allow the potatoes to cook for about 5-7 minutes, until they start to brown and become slightly crispy.
4. Add the diced onions and bell peppers to the skillet, stirring them in with the potatoes. Let the mixture cook for an additional 5 minutes or until the onions and peppers have softened.
5. If using bacon, cook it separately and then dice it into bite-sized pieces. Alternatively, if using sausage, cook it thoroughly and then dice it.
6. Add the cooked bacon or sausage to the skillet with the potatoes, onions, and peppers. Stir to combine all the ingredients evenly. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
7. Create four small wells in the hash mixture with a spoon, crack an egg into each well carefully. Cover the skillet with a lid, a metal plate, or aluminum foil (if available) to aid in faster and more even cooking of the eggs.
8. Cook the hash and eggs for approximately 5-7 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked to your desired level of doneness. If using a campfire, you may need to adjust the distance from the coals to control the heat.
9. Once the eggs are cooked, remove the skillet from the campfire or grill. Allow it to rest and cool slightly.
10. Garnish the Campfire Breakfast Hash with freshly chopped herbs, such as parsley or chives, for a burst of freshness and added visual appeal.
Serving Suggestions and Variations:
– For an extra touch of indulgence, sprinkle shredded cheese over the hash during the last few minutes of cooking, allowing it to melt and create a delicious cheesy crust.
– For spice lovers, drizzle some hot sauce over the finished dish or serve it on the side.
– If you have access to fresh vegetables, feel free to experiment with different combinations. Zucchini, mushrooms, or corn can make delightful additions to the hash.
– Don’t limit yourself to breakfast! This versatile dish can also be enjoyed for brunch or even a hearty dinner in the great outdoors.
Campfire Breakfast Hash is more than just a practical meal cooked over open flames; it embodies the spirit of adventure, resourcefulness, and the sheer joy of embracing the simple pleasures in life. The next time you find yourself immersed in nature’s embrace, take a moment to create your own memories around a crackling fire, preparing this delicious and comforting dish. Just imagine the aromas and flavors mingling in the fresh morning air, as the world awakens to a new day. Bon appétit!