Place two slices of bread in the pie iron and squish down the middle of both slices to make room for the fillings. Pour egg into one of the slices of bread, being careful to not overfill it (I forgot to snap a photo of this step).
Cover the egg with a slice of cheese and put a sausage in the other side of the pie iron.
Cook over a fire, turning every few minutes until the egg is set and the cheese is melted. Enjoy with a mug of hot coffee!
Pie Iron Breakfast Sandwiches Makes 6, Vegetarian (or not)
The area surrounding Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains has a touristy reputation, but just 30 minutes from the tourist town of Gatlinburg, there’s a small town called Cosby that has a lot to offer. Here are a few things we discovered while we were camping near Cosby.
115 Cricket Hollow Road, Cosby, TN 37722 (on 321)
Blink and you’ll miss it, but Our Place is definitely worth turning around for.
We stopped in for some coffee and books.
So many books! The selection was amazing. We bought a few field guides, a cookbook and some beautiful note cards from a local artist. It’s definitely worth a look around while you sip your coffee.
The Front Porch Restaurant
2912 Cosby Highway, Cosby, TN 37722
The owner of Our Place told us to stop into The Front Porch Restaurant for some great southern cooking. We decided to head over there on a Saturday night to hear the live music ( from 6-9 on Saturday nights). After a long hike we were starving, and all the food was delicious.
I really liked their fried green tomatoes and Billy especially liked the cornbread. He said the cornbread was the best he’d ever had (sorry mom). We finished the meal off with some delicious pecan pie. We ordered a ton of food and our meal was only $30.
One woman we ran into said the restaurant sent food to her home when she was home bound for a period of time. Gotta love that.
The Front Porch Restaurant is a BYOB, so don’t forget to pick up a beer on the way there.
471 Cosby Park Rd, Cosby, TN
We camped in the beautiful but little-used Cosby Campground in Smoky Mountain National Park. I’ve heard that it’s a lot less busy than other campgrounds in the park, but I don’t know for sure because there was so much traffic on the road to Cade’s cove that we turned around! You can read my review of Cosby Campground here.
There are three hikes nearby that I really liked. All of them start at Cosby Campground. You can see where each of these trails start on this map.
Hen Wallow Falls (4.4 miles roundtrip)
I really enjoyed this moderate hike through the forest and up to the falls.