Potatoes and bacon for a breakfast backpacking recipe? Potassium from the taters will have you ready for hot days.
1⁄2 cup instant mashed potatoes
2 Tbsp cheese sauce powder
1 Tbsp dry milk
3 Tbsp shelf stable bacon or bacon bits
At home pack everything in a pint freezer or sandwich bag. If taking shelf stable bacon, pack separately in a small plastic bag.
Add ½ cup near boiling water and mix well. Add a bit more water if needed. Let cool.
Add ½ cup boiling water and mix well. Add a bit more water if needed. Let cool.
When hiking in very hot weather, a good helping of potatoes will help you absorb water better and can ward off painful leg cramps.
Cheese sauce powder can be found online or in some grocery stores. You can use cheese sauce powder from boxed mac and cheese, or use 1-ounce cheddar cheese, diced up, and added in with the water as well.