I have to admit that my level of excitement over these hash browns that I just discovered bordered on embarrassing. One morning during our recent Deerslayer Clan camping trip, I walked down to the camp kitchen to the following sight. A gorgeous mound of hash browns, sizzling away on my Camp Chef griddle, enough for our crowd of 44 (many of them teenagers). It brought a tear to the eye! What angel fluttered down from heaven to prepare this delicious camp breakfast? As it turned out, a dear friend of the Deerslayer Clan had rustled up this mess of hash browns. How did she do it? This was a mess of potatoes.
She shared her secret. She told me that she used dehydrated potatoes that come in pint cartons, like milk cartons. Because their dehydrated, the hash browns weight practically nothing. The small, sealed containers are easy to store in a camper or storage container. They are available in 8-packs at Sam’s Club and Costco.
It doesn’t get any easier than that!
Our friend, Lisa, used my Camp Chef griddle (best investment ever), hot and liberally oiled for the potatoes. The hash browns sizzled happily until browned and crispy. They were flipped and sizzled some more. This was an amazingly simple and camp-friendly breakfast side. Thank you, Lisa, for sharing. You are the most extraordinary camper I have ever known. You have everything a camper ever needs, you know every camping secret. Our annual trip wouldn’t be the same without you.