Camp-Style Potatoes

Doug K


We’ve been enjoying this recipe for years and named it “Camp-Style Potatoes” because we first had it on a camping trip…many YEARS ago.

An easy-to-prepare breakfast dish for a crowd. As the late “Chef Tell” (Friedemann Paul Erhardt) advised his TV viewers:
“This is a recipe… not a formula”.

Measurements are approximate and ingredients may be added or subtracted based on your preference or availability. I've never made it exactly the same twice :)

★★★★★ 1 vote
6 - 8
10 Min
45 Min
Pan Fry


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medium sized potatoes
1 lb
bulk sausage
1 large
onion; diced or sliced
1 large
bell pepper

How to Make Camp-Style Potatoes


  • 1Scrub and boil potatoes the evening before.
    The following morning, dice into 1 1/2-inch cubes.
  • 2Preheat a cast-ion pan over med-high heat.
    Add a few table-spoons of oil.
    Saute sausage, breaking into small bits.
    Remove to a dish lined with paper-towels.
  • 3Remove all but a couple of the table-spoons of fat.
    Saute onions, stirring often for 3 minutes.
    Add Bell Pepper and continue cooking for another 5 minutes.
    Remove onions and peppers and keep warm.
  • 4Increase heat to high.
    Add oil to pan.
    Add cubed potatoes to pan.
    Dust with paprika, stir potatoes and dust some more.
    Continue cooking, stirring often until evenly browned.
  • 5Add sausage and mix into potatoes.
    Heat for a few minutes.
    Add Bell peppers and onions.
    Continue heating for a few minutes.
  • 6Voila !
    Serve with eggs, toast and beverage of choice.

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About Camp-Style Potatoes

Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #CROWD, #camping

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