In partnership with GRIZZLY Cookware.Colorado is teasing us with the first hints of camping season and I’m more than ready! The promise of long hikes, cozy sleeping bags, and smoky campfires is an irresistible escape from our day-to-day routine.
This crustless quiche is the perfect stress-free way to start your morning outside! Shake everything together in a bag at home, then just pour into a cast iron skillet set over the fire. It’s packed with veggies and protein to keep you going all morning. Add a big mug of coffee and you’re ready for a full day of adventures.
Let’s talk campfire cooking! Being outside all day always makes me incredibly hungry. Camp food has to be quick, easy, and delicious – the less prep that has to be done at the campsite, the better. Cast iron is the classic open-fire workhorse for a reason.
I started my career as an aerospace engineer and I’ll always have a nerdy love of new technology, but there still has to be a great why. Why are we bothering with this new process? Is this actually a better product than tried-and-true cast iron? Or is it just because we can? In GRIZZLY‘s case, I’m 100% won over: smooth nickel plating really does make campfire cooking – or really any cast iron meal – a simpler, stress-free, better experience.
See the soot burned onto the handle from setting it directly over open flames? It just wipes right off. Without any scrubbing and ensuing post-breakfast grumpiness. Eggs didn’t stick at all to the unbuttered sides of the pan, which is its own kind of magic.
And honestly, it’s a truly beautiful piece of cookware! How cool is it that a skillet gets the same treatment as airplane wings? My nerdy engineer heart is singing.
One of the many joys of cast iron skillets is heat distribution, and nickel is an even better conductor than cast iron alone. Using a large 12″ skillet creates a gorgeous golden brown bottom ‘crust’ by the time the top is fully cooked. Oversized handles are also especially helpful for maneuvering the skillet over the coals.
If the outdoors is calling you, throw together a delicious, healthy breakfast in one bag and get on the road. Welcome to camping season!
Easy crustless quiche is the perfect stress-free way to start a full day of adventures! Shake everything together in a bag at home, then just pour into a cast iron skillet set over the fire for a delicious camp breakfast.
- 10 eggs
- 1/4 cup whole milk or cream
- 6 oz. cherry tomatoes halved
- 4 oz. mushrooms sliced
- 2 oz. spinach torn
- 1 T. fresh thyme
- 4 oz. cheddar shredded
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1/2 t. red pepper flakes (optional)
- 2 T. butter
- 12" cast iron skillet
- 1 gallon sealable bag
- 12" square foil
- heat-resistant gloves for handling
Add all ingredients except butter to a large sealable bag. Break the egg yolks and shake well to mix.
Set cast iron skillet over hot coals. Melt butter in skillet and swirl to coat the bottom of the pan.
Pour the egg mixture into the hot skillet and cover with foil.
Cook quiche for 3-5 minutes, until top is set. Serve hot.
Campfire cooking works best when the fire has burned down to glowing-hot coals. Some flames are fine - the fire often flares up when you set a skillet over it - but you want to place your skillet a few inches above deep embers, like shown on the right.
Be careful when placing the skillet in the fire and make sure the burning logs will support its weight! Use heavy-duty heat-resistant gloves to take any cookware out of the flames.