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Be a Deer Camp Hero

“I’d rather cook than hunt,” said no deer hunter ever.  Although things are changing, most deer camps welcome anyone who will make great meals with a minimum of mess and preparation.  Here are three great ways to garner the admiration and appreciation of your fellow campmates that work in a cozy cabin or wilderness camp.

Pre-Baked Potatoes

Baked potatoes are a great source of carbohydrates, long-term energy, and taste.  Problem is, they take a long time to make, especially when the gang returns after dark.  To enjoy baked and fried potatoes, cook a 10-pound bag of spuds before the hunt so they can be quickly warmed by a campfire or sliced for a delicious, energy-filled breakfast.

Great Eating Options

Pre-baking potatoes are easy: Wash each potato and rub it with olive oil.  Next, salt each spud, wrap in foil, and bake for an hour at 350 degrees.  Store in a cool place or refrigerate.  For breakfast, fry a pan of bacon and then drop sliced potatoes into the grease.  Flip when brown on one side and salt to taste.  Also, you can pour beaten eggs over the potatoes for a great egg combo.

No-Mess Pancakes

Mixing pancake batter usually requires bowls and utensils that must be washed.  Instead, put a premeasured amount of pancake mix in a gallon-size Zip-lock bag.  Even if you use, a “ready-mix” pancake mix, add a couple of eggs and milk to give the flapjacks extra flavor.  Instead of a ladle, just squeeze the batter from the bag for the perfect amount and enjoy a great breakfast and a quick cleanup.

Yummy Options

Pancakes are a great breakfast, even when plain.  However, add some fruit or chocolate chips and you suddenly have a Sunday delight.  Blueberries are my favorite and you can mix them into the batter before pouring them onto a griddle or skillet or add them afterward.  Strawberries, raspberries, and chocolate chips also add extra yummy to the cakes.

Cheddar Crust Eggs

Eggs are a staple in deer camps because they are tasty, provide protein, are inexpensive, and are easy to make.  Problem is, the same breakfast begs variety and this hack is bound to make you a deer camp hero.  Scramble eggs in a skillet in any manner you wish.  Once done sprinkle cheddar cheese on the top of the eggs and cover with aluminum foil.  Allow the eggs to set for a couple of minutes and the shredded cheese will form a delicious crust.

Made to Suit

Just like pancakes, you can spice up an egg dish by adding vegetables like onions, red peppers, mushrooms, and the like.  Sautee the veggies first in olive oil and once cooked, pour a batch of eggs over them.  The mix will be runny at first, but will soon gel as the eggs are cooked.  You can also do this with loose pre-cooked sausage.  Team up this dish with the cheese crust mentioned above your breakfast will be legendary.



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