Friday, June 5, 2009

Foodie Friday - At The Beach!

I had such a great time on Outdoor Wednesday that I decided to participate in Foodie Friday hosted by Designs by Gollum.

Since I blog about camping at the beach, I'm going to share one my favorite recipes for breakfast over a campfire. This is a hearty meal, guaranteed to get you through a day of beachcombing, surfing, hiking, or boating.

Campfire Skillet Breakfast

• 3 Tbl. olive oil
• 5 cups unpeeled red potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
• 1 1/2 cups Vidalia or red onions, chopped
• 1/2 lb. fully cooked smoked turkey sausage, diagonally sliced 1/4-inch thick (Or use any of Aidelle's sausage if available in your area, I love the Smoked Chicken Apple.)
• 2 Tbl. snipped fresh thyme
• 2 tsp. cumin seed, slightly crushed
• Salt and pepper to taste

Heat oil in a 12-inch cast iron skillet over hot coals (or stovetop). Swirl your pan so that oil covers the bottom and up the sides a bit. Cook potatoes and onion, uncovered in hot oil for about 12 minutes or so until the potatoes are almost tender, stirring as you go along.
Add the sausage and a little more oil if needed. Cook, stirring often, until the potatoes and onions are tender and nicely browned.

Stir in the thyme, cumin, salt and pepper and cook for another minute.

NOTE: I cut up my potatoes and onions at home, add the oil and pack it all in a ziplock bag. Packed in my ice chest, this will keep for days. This recipe is very versatile, so add garlic, pesto, or whatever spices you prefer.

I serve this with Texas Toast (bread grilled over the fire), fresh fruit and, of course, lots of coffee!

Happy Friday Everyone!

Hope all y'all get to go to the beach!

16 Thoughtful Comments:

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Thanks for stopping in to visit my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I made a version of your recipe just this past weekend. I'll have to try it with the spices you mention. I also add a bag of frozen green beans and put it all in a Reynolds hot bag. Alas, Reynolds quit making that product, so I will run out of them soon.

Shellbelle said...

Hi Karen, I know those bags were perfect for the campfire! Alas, I have run out so I'm back to using heavy duty foil again.

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

Yum! I will definitely try this (at home on the stove 'tho since I'm not much of a campfire kind of cook). My husband loves sausage in any form so this will be a HUGE hit with him!

I'm wondering where Gollum is this morning...? I've been waiting on posting my recipe until she gets "Mr. Linky" up. Hope everything is okay with her.

Shellbelle said...

I was wondering the same thing Shari. This is my first time doing Foodie Friday, so I thought I had misunderstood the time.

Mary Bergfeld said...

What a great way to start the day! I love the idea of pre-chopping and bagging ingredients. Thanks for sharing the recipe and the tip. Have a wonderful day.

Joyce said...

Looks like a good way to start the day before you go shell hunting:)

Savannah said...

Hi Rhonda (seems weird to say that, since there are so few of us! LOL!), I don't camp, but I do love a good meal and that skillet breakfast sure fits the bill. I will be trying that recipe...looks YUMMY!

Cute blog, so nice to meet you! :) ~hugs, Rhonda

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Opps...the comment above was from me. Glitzy Glamour is my daughter's blog and she was signed in instead of me, on the computer! :) Sorry! ~Rhonda

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

This would make the hubby happy! Nice post!

Anonymous said...

I agree with ButterYum, Hubs would love this.

xinex said...

What a great idea to cook for breakfast while camping....Christine

The Bliss Journey said...

Looks wonderful. I live in the Tampa Bay area, I'll meet you at the beach for a little snack of your skillet breakfast. Have a great beachy weekend.

Nancy Jane said...

We're not campers, but we are eaters who appreciate good recipes. Will be trying this one on the indoor stove...Nancy

Unknown said...

Wow-that sounds great.Gonna try that one.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

if you want to avoid blowing sand... use aluminum foil and make puches for everyone.and toss in coal to cook!! I hope you had a happy Foodie Friday and are having a great weekend ~ Susan

Rattlebridge Farm said...

Oh, this is a recipe that I will treasure! It has all of my favorite ingriedients. I make kielbasa a lot, but I hadn't thought to add potatoes! Hope you are having a fine Sunday.
XX 00

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