I love a hot breakfast after a chilly night sleeping in our tent. On our recent trip to the Smoky Mountains, we made pie iron breakfast sandwiches. They were sooo good.

Pie Iron Breakfast Sandwiches - The Camp Gal

These breakfast sandwiches are filled with egg, cheese and sausage. You don’t pre-cook the egg, so it kind of coats the bread and tastes a bit like french toast. Yum.

Pie Iron Breakfast Sandwiches - The Camp Gal

Even this guy stopped by to beg for one. Sorry Mr. Squirrel, we don’t give handouts.

This recipe is adapted from a recipe over at Pocket Change Gourmet. Her recipe didn’t quite fit in our Original 1960’s design Rome Pie Iron, so I made a few changes.

Pie Iron Breakfast Sandwiches - The Camp Gal

Start by melting butter in a pre-warmed pie iron.

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).

Pie Iron Breakfast Sandwiches - The Camp Gal

Cover the egg with a slice of cheese and put a sausage in the other side of the pie iron.

Pie Iron Breakfast Sandwiches - The Camp Gal

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)

Ingredients

  • butter
  • 12 slices sandwich bread
  • 4 eggs
  • 6 defrosted vegetarian sausages (or pre-cooked sausages)
  • 6 slices sharp cheddar

Supplies

  • pie iron
  • bowl
  • fork
  • butter knife

Directions

  1. Preheat pie iron over fire.
  2. Meanwhile, lightly beat eggs.
  3. Coat inside of the pie iron with butter.
  4. Fill both sides of pie iron with bread. Squish down the middle of the bread to make room for the filling.
  5. Pour egg into the indentation in one of the slices of bread. Do not overfill. Top egg with cheese. Put sausage on other slice of bread.
  6. Close pie iron. Cook over fire, turning frequently, until the egg is set and the cheese is melted.

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