We all know that EVERYTHING made over a campfire tastes better than when its made at home in a kitchen. However… it’s not always as convenient to tear into twenty ingredients and get your hands covered in food when you are in the woods. This has caused me to try to figure out what food prep I can do at home to make sure I’m not covered in raw meats, eggs, etc when it’s freezing cold and I don’t have hot running water to clean up with. This recipe can be entirely prepped at home or in camp (I much prefer pre-baking the potatoes at home) since controlled baking temperatures can be tricky around a fire. Plus, I wake up hungry and I can’t imagine having to wait over an hour to eat in the morning! This recipe also has a lot of notes in the instructions because this is one of those recipes that isn’t an exact science. You can have scrambled eggs or leave the yolks whole. You can have a lot of potato with a little filling or a lot of filling and not so much potato. You can go simple with eggs, meat, and cheese or you can go crazy with veggies, seasoning, and anything else your heart desires. The bottom line is make sure your eggs are thoroughly cooked and enjoy.

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Campfire Breakfast Baked Potatoes
Ingredients
  • Whole Semi-Baked Potatoes (see instructions Step 1)
  • Butter
  • Cooked Bacon Bits
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Eggs
Instructions
  1. Pre-bake whole potatoes until almost done 
    (This can be done in a oven before you go. Depending on size you can cook them on a baking sheet for about 40 minutes at 450 degrees)

  2. Cut roughly 1/4 to 1/3 off the top of the potato lengthwise

  3. Scoop out the center using a spoon (you can save this for another meal)
    (There is no exact science to this. The more potato you carve out the more fillings you can add in the middle)

  4. Add all ingredients (including raw egg) to the hollowed center of the potato
    (If you prefer scrambled eggs you can scramble the eggs prior to pouring them into the potato)

  5. Place the top of the potato back on top of the stuffed bowl

  6. Wrap tightly in tin foil (otherwise the lid will shift and the ingredients will spill out)

  7. Bake around the campfire until the eggs are fully cooked
    (Depending on the size of the potatoes, the amount of filling, the temperature of the fire, etc.... this will take 20-30 minutes)

Written by Krista

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