Cooking on the Skottle | Kielbasa & Potatoes

 Kielbasa, potatoes, onions, and bell peppers.

Kielbasa, potatoes, onions, and bell peppers.

Jen's Bear Bait

This recipe was contributed by production and shipping tech, Jennifer Maxfield. Before her introduction to the skottle, Maxfield made this meal in foil bags over an open fire when camping. She jokingly calls it "bear bait;" because it's everything you shouldn't cook in the woods to invite bears to dinner; oily meat and strong onions scents. But the taste is truly amazing; smoky Polish sausage, sweet Vidalia onions, potatoes, and sweet bell peppers. "Cooking on the skottle has made dinner so much easier," Maxfield said. "Everything cooks faster and more evenly than wrestling with aluminum foil pouches!"

Trail Tip: Cut all the ingredients for this recipe before leaving home and store in freezer bags in your cooler. It'll save you a lot of chopping, cutting and time at your campsite.

What you'll need:

  • 1-2 Polish Kielbasa Sausages, depending on crowd size - diced in 1/4" rounds
  • 5-6 potatoes - cut to 1/4" rounds
  • 1 large, sweet Vidalia onion - sliced
  • assorted or green sweet bell peppers - sliced
  • cooking oil to add as needed

How to get it done:

Prepare: Start your cooking oil to heating in the middle of the skottle. Adjust propane burner to a low setting.

This recipe is pretty straight forward. Once all your ingredients have been cut, start with the potatoes because they take the longest to cook. Add cooking oil if the potatoes start to stick. When the potatoes are about half done, add onions and peppers. Lastly, add kielbasa as it comes precooked and really only needs a good browning to be table-ready.

Don't just cook it; skottle it! To purchase a skottle or see full product details and accessories, click here.


Thanks for taking the time to check out our blog.
Find our full collection of gear on www.blueridgeoverlandgear.com