Camp Cooking 101with Mark
Every Sunday at Larsmont Cottages, we hold a camp cooking session on preparing food over an open fire to share with our guests the allure of outdoor cooking. Stop by and enjoy fire-roasted coffee and good conversation about outdoor cooking and the North Shore.
Meet at the lodge firepit from 10 AM - 2 PM.
How to Cook with a Dutch Oven
Dutch Oven (cast iron, at least 6 qts.)
Two tubes of your favorite breakfast sausage
One bag frozen hash browns
Bell peppers (3 or 4, any color you wish)
One dozen eggs
One bag shredded cheese
One tube biscuit dough
Step One: Brown the sausage but not completely to prevent over-cooking (do this in preferably another cast iron pan that you have over the fire that you have built. (If you need to know how to build a fire, I haven't covered that here yet, but it will be discussed).
Step Two: Place the sausage in the bottom of your dutch oven and then dump the hash browns on top of that, place the peppers (that you previously have cut up) on top of the hash browns, crack a dozen eggs on top of that (the yolks can break that's fine) dump the bag of cheese on top of that and spread evenly.
Step Three: This is the part where you place the dutch oven directly into the coals of the fire that you lit about an hour or so ago so it could burn down to hot coals. Scrape the bottom coals away as best as possible and when the dutch oven is placed in the fire pit, stack coals around the oven and on top of the lid. Let it sit and cook in the coals for at least half an hour.
Step Four: Remove the lid and place biscuits on the top, replace the lid and the coals on top, and let sit there for another 10 minutes or so, and when it is done, it should look something like this.
As an avid outdoorsman Mark has explored the North Shore from Duluth to Grand Portage. And he's ready to spill the beans on the region's best hikes, vistas, and adventures. Stay tuned to his blog for trail reports, new activities, and more.
Mark runs the activities program at Larsmont Cottages which is open to all guests of Odyssey Resorts.