View Full Version : Mountain man breakfast (dutch oven)

03-01-2009, 10:23 AM
can also be adapted for regular oven! And add any ingredients you desire.

Mountain Man Breakfast

It seems that the "Mountain Man Breakfast" is generic name for any egg and meat casserole cooked in a Dutch Oven. Most use hash brown potatoes although I?ve seen one recipe that substituted bread. Regardless of how you make it, the Mountain Man Breakfast is a great breakfast and a real crowd pleaser. My version is similar to most of the MM recipes I?ve seen.

The type of potato that you choose will influence the overall taste of the dish. Russets are traditional but Yukon Gold potatoes will give a rich flavor and slightly firmer texture.

Hint: Be sure to rinse the grated potatoes well before cooking to help keep them from sticking together (especially russets) since it helps wash off the starch.

If you don?t want to spend your morning grating potatoes, you can use frozen hash browns from the store. Since the frozen hash browns are pre-cooked, you need to adjust the cooking procedure slightly.

Hint: Although the first few steps of this recipe call for bottom heat, be sure to preheat the lid by setting the lid on a lid holder and adding charcoal. This will speed cooking when the lid goes on.

Serves: 8 - 10
Oven: 12 deep or 14 regular


15 eggs
4 lbs potatoes
1 ? lbs country susage
1 lb cheddar cheese (or your favorite)
1 medium onion
vegetable oil
garlic powder


Grate the potatoes. Rinse well. Place in salted water until ready to cook.

Grate the cheese and set aside.

Chop the onion

Using bottom heat, fry the country sausage until just done. Remove to a paper towel lined plate (so the grease drains off)

Saute the onions until lightly browned. Remove to a plate.

Add a little vegetable oil to the oven if there isn?t enough oil left from the sausage.

Drain the potatoes and add to the oven. Season with garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste. Put the preheated lid on now. You will want to cook the potatoes until about half done before going to the next step. Stir occasionally to keep from burning.

Crack the eggs into a bowl, break the yolks with a fork, then mix gently.

(If using bagged hash browns, throw them in the oven now).

Once the potatoes are about half cooked, add in the sausage and onions. I like to mix everything up to distribute the flavors, but you can leave it as layers if you prefer.

Gently press down the potatoes then pour the eggs over them. Replace the lid and allow to cook.

Once the eggs are solid, sprinkle on the cheese. Allow to cook until the cheese is melted.

Serve and enjoy!!