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RV Meals | Camping Breakfast Scramble

RV Meals | Camping Breakfast Scramble

RV meals, fire, and fun–that’s what good camping is all about. Easy meals can make RV camping so amazing that your family will want to stay in the outdoors longer. 

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Camping and RVing are the best of all summer treasures. Nights under a starry blanket, great company, and cozy campfires. Nothing quite like it. Everyone loves to get into the wilderness before fall. That said, the camping experience could become less pleasant if all you have for chow are dehydrated meals. 

The most memorable adventures always have great food in them. The pleasure of creating and sharing a drool-worthy spread will elevate any trip to the backcountry or hike up a mountain. Take this super easy camping breakfast scramble, for instance. You can make it in your RV or by the campfire as you revel in the morning fresh, clean air. 

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It is a fantastic complement or alternative to plain oatmeal in paper cups. But aren’t scrambled eggs a run-off-the-mill type of meal? “Everyone can make them,” you say. This easy breakfast scramble for camping from The Spicy Apron is not your everyday bland and lifeless mound of camping egg. This will be a delectable sublime meal for the entire family, superbly flavored by ground sausage.

CAN YOU PRE-SCRAMBLE EGGS FOR CAMPING? 

Traveling across the country with fresh eggs in tow can create a hard to clean, nasty mess. No matter how well I pack my eggs in their cartons, they always find their way out before I get to my camping destination! Shipping eggs around for your easy camping breakfast does not have to elicit ‘uh ohs’ every time you are ready to get cooking. 

You can keep your eggs intact by wrapping each egg individually and cushioning their holding container for protection. You should know that such measures could take up much-needed RV storage space. So what is the alternative? 

Watch me make it on my YouTube Cooking Show here:

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Store them in a Ziploc bag! I do this all the time. It is easier than traveling with raw eggs that can break when the RV is moving. Break your eggs into a bowl, and season them. A pinch of salt will help keep their texture intact. To extend the mixture’s shelf life, pour it into a Ziploc bag, lay it flat, and freeze it. No more broken shells worry for you.

HOW CAN I MAKE THIS BREAKFAST SCRAMBLE OVER A CAMPFIRE?

Make the RV Meals Camping Breakfast Scramble on a cast-iron skillet. The cast-iron pan is heavy and mysterious, much like a unicorn. Lugging it around goes against all the principles of camping or RVing baggage. It is not lightweight. 

But cast-iron cookware is the original outdoor cooking item. Long before aluminum coated in Teflon came by, every frontier person had cast-iron pots. If your camping cooking is plain vanilla, then a cast-iron skillet is what is missing. These cooking instruments will naturally turn non-stick with use. 

They will elevate your camp cuisine and are indestructible. Throw them over your stove, open flame, or place them on hot embers. They will survive neglect and misuse better than any Teflon pan will, and their cleanup is a breeze. Wipe the food off, splash some water, wipe it again, and it is ready for the next meal. 

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Wash your pan with mild soap if you want to, but avoid steel wool. You will not flake off its non-stick seasoning. The polymerized oil bonds with the cast iron so it will not wash off. To make the camping breakfast scramble, make sure the fire has a good coal bed. 

Spray your cast-iron skillet with a non-stick spray or butter, and then get cooking. Stir your ingredients constantly because there might be hot spots on the areas in direct contact with the hot coals. Use your cast iron pan for all your camping meals, including potato hash, mushrooms, and steak.

WHAT DO YOU EAT IN AN RV? 

Most campers believe that gourmet food is for the home kitchen. It is impossible to tote around adequate gear and ingredients that make various toothsome meals, right? Wrong! Preparation, planning, and know-how can turn a few ingredients into amazing food. 

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Here are some of the best RV Meals ideas that will change your outlook on easy on-the-go camp cooking. You can eat and cook most meals that you can cook in your kitchen, but pay special attention to the room for storage in the cabinets and the refrigerator. And keep in mind that countertop space is limited.

CONCLUSION – RV MEALS CAN BE EASY

You do not have to cook complicated RV meals to eat like a king when camping. The best camping spread should be easy and quick to cook. It should be healthy, filling, and hearty, just as this camping breakfast scramble is.

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RV Meals | Camping Breakfast Scramble

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

RV Meals do not need to be complicated and this camping breakfast scramble is the perfect example. A warm and hearty breakfast skillet to start your camping day out right!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ white onion, minced
  • ½ pound ground sausage (I prefer hot)
  • 8 eggs
  • ¼ cup shredded cheese of choice (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Instructions

    1. Heat up a large skillet over medium-high heat and add butter and onion. Saute until the onion softens, approx 3-5 minutes. (If cooking over a campfire, place cast iron skillet on the grate over a campfire that has a good coal bed. Always use a hot pad for the handle!)
    2. Add the ground sausage and cook until cooked through and crumbled, approximately 5-7 minutes.
    3. Add the eggs and stir continuously until eggs are nearly cooked through (approximately 5 minutes). A silicone spatula works well for this.
    4. Add the cheese (if using), salt, and pepper and cook another 1-2 minutes until eggs are cooked through.
    5. Serve with a hot cup of coffee and a smile! 🙂
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 378Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 421mgSodium: 945mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 21g

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