Dutch Oven Camp Cooking – Step-by Step Photo Tutorial
Dutch oven scrambled eggs and biscuits should be on the menu for your next camping trip. They are a far cry from the pop tarts or cold packaged cinnamon rolls or donuts that often end up as a camp breakfast. This is an easy-to-make camp breakfast that once you make you will have it on every camping trip.
The following recipe and photos are by Eileen Troemel of Janesville, Wisconsin (near Madison). Check out Eileen’s very interesting and informative article on Dutch Oven Camp Cooking.
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Dutch Oven Scrambled Eggs and Biscuits Recipe:
- 1 medium Onion chopped
- 1 small Bell pepper chopped
- 2 Eggs per person*
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Garlic powder
- 1 tube Store-bought biscuit dough
- 1/4 cup Cheddar cheese grated
- 2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
- Crumbled bacon
- * Egg beaters may be substituted if desired. When camping, these might be easier to carry than eggs.
(1) On a cutting board, chop onion and bell pepper into a small dice. Also chop up any optional ingredients that you want to add to the scrambled eggs.
(2) In a bowl, beat the eggs; add the onion, bell pepper, optional ingredients, mixing together with a fork. Season to taste with salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder.
(6) Placing cast iron Dutch oven on hot coals. Shift coals around the oven. Heat the Dutch oven over the hot coals or wood.
(12) Prepare lid for baking the biscuits by pouring some vegetable oil onto the lid and spread it evenly around the lid using a paper towel.
Do not forget to stir the eggs once in awhile. Just remove lid (and aluminum foil if using), with the biscuits and set aside while stirring. Then replace lid with biscuits back on top of the Dutch Oven.
A minute or so before the scrambled eggs are done, sprinkle with the grated cheddar cheese. Place the lid back on to get the cheese to melt.
6 Responses to “Dutch Oven Scrambled Eggs and Biscuits Recipe”
May be a stupid question But here goes anyway. I have a lot of food allergies now but years ago I use to make this. I would love to do it again but I would have to make my own biscuit’s from scratch. Would homemade biscuits work as well? My dough is a little bit more moist, sticky, & lighter weight.
Yes, you can use homemade biscuits. This recipe is intended for outdoor cooking where the use of store-bought biscuits save time.
If your dough is sticky you can always dust the top of the lid with flour.
I would think that the eggs would cook faster than the biscuits. Do they really get done about the same time?
I don’t like any brown on my eggs, so I’d start the biscuits ahead of the eggs and start the eggs when I turn the biscuits. Otherwise I think this idea is genius! Wish I’d known about it 30 years ago when the kids were little. 😀
Thanks For Sharing this amazing recipe. My family loved it. I will be sharing this recipe with my friends. Hope the will like it.