Well after seeing someone post about cooking their eggs and bacon on the lid of their camp oven I was keep to give it a go.
OH MY GOSH! I'm so glad that I did. Now Ive always preffered my eggs cooked on a heavy cast iron pan but on the camp oven lid was 10times better than that again. Now I'm assuming that because of the weight it takes longer for the cast iron to heat up but it delivers the heat quite evenly thus the eggs cook evenly but but slowly so they dont get the crispy edges (Ive got to admit I preffer my eggs poached in milk because I dont like the crispy edges and the milk gives the eggs a really creamy texture - but its not viable to poach eggs this way whilst camping). So after cooking the eggs this way I'm a convert - all my fried eggs will be cooked this way in future whgen camping (and possibly sometimes even when I'm not)
Now I didnt cook bacon this way firstly because I'm not a huge fan of bacon and secondly because I had prosciutto available which goes well with eggs (and a small wedge of brie).
Oh and derek I think you'll be proud... I'm getting the boys at work to weld me up a small bench for my house so I can cook with heat beads and the camp oven at home