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Old 09-16-2008, 02:02 PM   #1
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Mountainman Breakfast...Again.

This has to be one of the most popular recipes in dutch oven cooking, and it never fails to please people, especially those folks that have never tried it.

I made 2 batches this morning for some of the other workampers here in the park we're at. Not one of them had ever heard of it, let alone tried it. So it was a lot of fun to watch them as they watched me cooking the meal. I did deviate from the regular recipe and used my gas grill to brown the sausage and cook the hash browns. I did that just to save some time because a few of the folks had to get to work. But once it was put together, I finished the cooking with coals.

If there's anyone that doesn't have the recipe, here it is. It's fast and easy.


Mountainman Breakfast


12 Dutch Oven

2 pounds sausage
2 pounds frozen hash brown potatoes
12 eggs, beaten with cup of water or milk
2 cups cheese, grated

In a 12 dutch oven over a full bed of hot coals, fry and crumble sausage. Remove cooked sausage and drain on paper towels. Using sausage drippings in the DO, brown potatoes and spread them evenly in bottom of DO. Place cooked sausage over potatoes. Pour eggs over sausage layer. Sprinkle top with cheese. Cook with 8 coals under and 16 on top for 20 to 25 minutes, until eggs are cooked.

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Old 09-16-2008, 02:25 PM   #2
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Always a winner!!! Thanks Garry!
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Old 09-16-2008, 03:10 PM   #3
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Nice!

Just to try this recipe outdoors I might just order a Lodge DO.
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Old 09-16-2008, 05:53 PM   #4
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Always a winner!!! Thanks Garry!

So how many times do you think you've made this meal Bob? I almost feel like I should start making marks on the side of my DO to help keep track of the number of times I've made it.
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Nice!

Just to try this recipe outdoors I might just order a Lodge DO.
This recipe fits perfectly in a standard 12" dutch oven. A 10" might be a little crowded.
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Old 09-16-2008, 05:57 PM   #6
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im really thinking I need to get a dutch oven
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I don't think you'd regret it.
And remember, there's plenty of help and advice available to you right here at DC.
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Old 09-16-2008, 06:27 PM   #8
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im really thinking I need to get a dutch oven
You can use it for lots, including the no knead crusty bread always talked about and anything you'd use a big pot for, stew, chile, homemade beans..., but if you want to play around with it outside, don't get it with a domed lid, get the one that has an almost flat lid with a lip around it to hold the coals.

ETA; like the one in the pics
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Mine has a glass lid, so Im assuming I shouldnt use it for outdoor cooking?
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Mine has a glass lid, so Im assuming I shouldnt use it for outdoor cooking?
Welll, I wouldn't try to rest hot coals on the lid, or bury it underground.
I think there was discussion here before about what a true DO is and... what's the other one? Belgian, French??? They are heavy pots, but not true DOs.

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