Recipe By Jesi A.
Published Mar 21st
Prep 15m Cook 17m Additional - Ready In 32m
Servings 8 servings Calories 239.2

This is the one recipe we always cook when camping, it’s easy and very filling.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ pound sliced bacon
  • 4 cups potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Cooking Directions

  1. 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. 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

  • Calories 239.2
  • Carbohydrate 15.5 g
  • Cholesterol 167.9 mg
  • Fat 13.4 g
  • Fiber 1.9 g
  • Protein 14.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 6.1 g
  • Sodium 381.1 mg
  • Sugar 1.6 g


  1. 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 red bell pepper and mushrooms. I just cooked the potatoes to a nice crispness then added - Read more ...
  2. Very basic and very tasty breakfast. Next time I will cook the bacon ahead of time to cut down on prep time.
  3. 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 any other ideas for camping meals cooked over a fire i sure would like to hear them...
  4. 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.
  5. You can dice the potatoes (store in no-leak container with cold water) and fry & crumble the bacon at home first.
  6. This was very good. We used breakfast sausage instead of bacon. My picky kids ate it right up! My husband loved it as well. I made in in a skillet on the stove but we will definately make it camping this summer!
  7. 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 have burned badly, even after I reduced the heat. I also had to stir after adding the eggs so - Read more ...
  8. 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 it turned out great even cooked on the stove. I did pre cook the potatoes in the microwave - Read more ...
  9. 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 want the convenience of less refrigeration, smaller space consumption. You do need some of the fat for cooking - Read more ...
  10. This is an excellent dish and can be done in a frying pan on the stove in the same way.

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