How to Make Fried Potatoes with Biscuits and Gravy

How to Make Fried Potatoes with Biscuits and GravyBelow I will share with you my camping recipe for making a delicious meal: How to make fried potatoes with biscuits and gravy. This is really more suited for R.V. camping, but with a little bit of ingenuity and planning, it can also be put together for tent campers.

Camping Recipe: Fried potatoes with Biscuits and Gravy

Fried Potatoes:

If your cooking at a higher elevation, be sure to allow a little more time for your potatoes to cook.(Rule of thumb when cooking potatoes- one to one and half potato per person).

Directions for Potatoes:

I will start cooking my potatoes at least 20-30  minutes before I plan on eating. If you like, you can also buy canned potatoes, dice them up, and cook. Of course, if you choose that option, they don’t take as long to cook up.

Once your potatoes and onion( don’t forget to dice up part of an onion in your spuds) are ready, fry on a medium heat, covered, and stirring occasionally.

In the meantime you can start putting your biscuits together.

Making Biscuits

I’m kinda “Old School” when it comes to biscuits. I like making mine from scratch. I’ve done it for over 30 years, and it’s just automatic for me.

However, if you want it quick and easy, just buy the biscuits in the cooler. Pillsbury makes a decent ready to bake biscuit.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 5 tablespoons shortening
  • 3/4 cup milk (or buttermilk)

Directions for Biscuits:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  2. In a bowl mix the flour, baking powder. Add the shortening and mix until in little pieces. Add milk a little at a time and mix until it forms a ball.
  3. Roll out on floured board to 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch thick. Cut out in desired size. Place biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) for 12 to 15minutes.

You’ve made your biscuits and they are cooking, you’re potatoes are almost done, so, now you can start your gravy.

Making Gravy


  • 1 lb. of ground beef or  sausage
  • 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup of flour

Directions for Gravy:

  1. Brown meat in large skillet on medium heat. If you are using lean ground beef, you will need to add some oil to your pan once the meat is browned.
  2. If you are using sausage, you won’t need to add to much extra oil. Basically, you need enough oil in pan to absorb about 1/2 cup flour.
  3. Add your flour to the meat and oil mixture. Cook on medium heat until flour starts browning.
  4. Turn heat down to low, and start adding milk, a little at a time, stirring constantly. Continue adding milk until your gravy reaches the desired consistency.
  5. Your gravy will continue to thicken while it sits in the pan. Before serving, you can add a little more milk and stir well.

Making good gravy also takes practice. My first attempts at gravy making ended up as wall paper paste! If your not keen on making gravy from scratch you can always bring along the instant gravy packets which usually only require you to add water.

Also, if making gravy you get the added bonus of having either beef or sausages to go with your meal or keep for later.

With a little patience and practice, biscuits and gravy with potatoes will become an easy camp recipe.

Author: Alice Tunnell
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