Well, we planned to cook at least one breakfast at camp (as opposed to having just muffins, donuts or rolls). I got up and put this breakfast casserole together and Matt built a fire. By the time I had it assembled, Matt realized he hadn't started any coals. Not wanting to wait for coals to get hot, we decided to use coals from the fire.
This is probably a pretty good recipe to do this with for a first time- mostly because it isn't as finicky as baking bread or a cobbler or something like that. Here's a photo of our 10" DO with the campfire coals on top:
It cooked for about 30-40 minutes with Matt adding a few more coals from the fire part-way through. The top got golden and the edges were brown and crispy. SOOOO Good!
Camper's Breakfast Casserole
10" Dutch Oven
Coals:??? (if using charcoal, heat up enough coals for 375° temp)
10 large eggs
2 cups milk
1 30-ounce package frozen hash browns, thawed
1 lb. breakfast sausage, browned
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Liberally grease the sides of the 10" dutch oven with the drippings from browning the sausage. In a large bowl, scramble the eggs and milk together. Stir in the hash browns, sausage, and all but 1/2 cup of the cheddar cheese. Stir to combine. Pour into the prepared DO, top with remaining cheese, and bake for about 30-40 minutes, until the eggs are set in the middle. Be sure to rotate the lid a quarter turn clockwise and the base a quarter turn counter-clockwise every 15 minutes to avoid hot spots.