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Camp Fire Recipe: Really From Scratch Breakfast Sandwich

Friday, October 31st, 2014

I have to say that breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.  While I can create a simple breakfast sandwich out of an English muffin, eggs, sausage, bacon or ham, when I am camping I want something a little more special.  A little more stick to ribs type of food.  In other words, something that is going to be filling without being culinary junk but is also tasty.

In doing so, I have gone back to the basics.  Back to the way pioneers cooked and that is from scratch.  The recipe below starts off with a homemade biscuit mix that serves six.  After that the recipe is pretty simple and consists of steps that one will follow when making egg and meat breakfast sandwich.

Cheddar Cheese and Black Pepper Biscuit Mix

Ingredients

1 cup of all-purpose flour

1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon sugar

3 tablespoons powdered milk

1 teaspoon black pepper

2 tablespoons oil

¼ cup cheddar cheese

Steps

  1. Mix the flour, baking powder, sugar, powdered milk, black pepper, and oil.
  2. Once completely mixed, place in an air tight container for up to two weeks.

Prior to getting to camp, you will need to get ground sausage and eggs.

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Once at camp, get a fire going and place a cast iron skillet on a rack.  Since I do not have a cast iron muffin tin, I will need to cook my muffins as drop biscuits.  To keep the biscuits from sticking, I will cook my sausage first.  To do this, slice your ground sausage into patty size and place in the hot skillet that is on the fire.  Cook until there is no more pink.

While the sausage is cooking, place your muffin mix, which was prepared above, in a mixing bowl.  Pour ¼ of water into the mix and stir.  Once that is done, add one tablespoon of water at a time and stir.  Continue doing this until the amount of water added has reached ¼ cup. 

Next, add the cheese and stir. 

Once the sausage is cooked, remove from the skillet and place on a plate lined with a paper towel.  After that, drop spoonfuls of the batter into the skillet.  Keep in mind though that this mix will only make six biscuits.

Now, I know you are wondering how to cook these “drop biscuits.”  Well, they are going to be cooked like a pancake.   You will need to flip them when you begin to see bubbles on the top.  Once you see that, flip the biscuit and let it cook on the other side.

After all the biscuits have cooked, place them on a plate.  Next, crack six eggs in the skillet and cook to your liking. 

Ok, now all the parts of your breakfast sandwich are cooked.  The only thing remaining is putting together your sandwich.  Once that is done, pour the coffee and bon appétit campers.