Easy Campfire Meals

20 07 2009

If you are planning a camping trip but have no idea what you are doing, don’t worry, you won’t starve. Here are some tips for cooking over a campfire.

Stock up on vegetables, aluminum foil, salt, and some kind of butter or oil. Start the campfire about an hour before you want to start cooking. While someone is tending the fire, cut your vegetables (potatoes, onions, and peppers are good choices). Just remember that potatoes usually take longer than other veggies to cook but over an open flame, they’ll cook pretty fast. Pile your cut veggies in the middle of a large piece of foil, douse with oil or butter (or margarine) and fold it so nothing will leak out (see photo below). You can place the foil package right on the grate of the fire pit and cook them for 15-20 minutes on each side.

Pre-cooked meat like hot dogs and sausage are the easiest to make when you are camping because you really only have to worry about getting them hot all the way through. Bring skewers to the campsite so everyone can cook their own (we all wanted different levels of doneness, from lightly browned to charred). Skewer your meat and hunch down over the fire. These take 10-15 minutes to finish. Take the veggies off of the fire (they’ll stay warm if you don’t unwrap the foil), char your meat, and you have yourself a meal. Get creative and mix and match your meats and veggies.

Meal #1: White hots with potatoes, peppers, and onions on the side
Meal #2: Italian sausage smothered in peppers and onions (tomato sauce from a jar is optional. We opted for the sauce.)

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white hot




2 responses

21 07 2009

I bought “Campfire Cuisine” a small cookbook for foodies that like to camp for my husband for fathers day. I think you would really enjoy it. http://www.gourmetsgonewild.com/

21 07 2009

Nice. This looks perfect! Thanks!

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