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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Amazing Camping Food- Part 3

So, more about my method of "Wrap-it-in-tin-foil-and-chuck-it-in-the-fire."

As I mentioned previously, this works with pretty much anything. The idea is slow cooking over an open fire while you get on with setting up or tearing down camp, playing with the dog, hiking or playing cards. Plus, there is the added bonus of good tasting camping food!

In this post, I will go through this method using 2 more examples (for a 3rd example, see my previous post for roasted chicken) just to show you how versatile it is.

Campfire Baked Potatoes with Cheddar

Large baking potatoes
Cheese, sliced or grated
Salt and Pepper

This is the easiest and most satisfying camp food ever!

Wash the potatoes and then wrap them individually in tin foil.

After you start your campfire, place the wrapped potatoes at the edges of the fire, so that they get the heat but are not directly in the flame. Let the bake there while you prepare all your other food, go for a hike, or do something else (they need about 1 hour to 1.5 hours).

Once the potatoes are tender, remove them from the fire, slice them in the middle, and stuff with cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Wrap them again in the tin foil and place again in the fire for about 5 minutes, just until the cheese is melted. Remove from the fire, add a spoon of butter, and enjoy!

Alternatively, if you have a campfire at lunch to make the toasted ham and cheese sandwiches, just as the campfire is dying down from lunch, wrap the potatoes and place them in the glowing embers of the fire. Leave them there until dinner time. At dinner time, remove from the fire pit and build your campfire. When you are ready to eat them, stuff with cheese, throw them back in the fire, and enjoy!

Yum Yum Yum....and if that didn't just wet your appetite, this next recipe for Warmed Baked Apples filled with Nutella certainly will!

Warm Baked Apples filled with Nutella

Apples (any kind)

Wash the apples. Cut off the top of the apple and remove the core, but ensure not to puncture the apple all the way through.

Fill with nutella. Place the top back on the apple. Wrap tightly with tin foil.

Place in the glowing embers of the campfire, not in the flame. Allow the apple to bake for about 30-45 minutes (while you are cleaning up from dinner, relaxing by the fire, doing the dishes, playing cards). When you remove the apple from the fire, it should be fork tender and melting in your mouth. Enjoy!


  1. This is a great post!! Something that will come in so handy. I am passing this one on to my twitter page! Thanks, s

  2. Wow, that looks wonderful. I love figuring out how to cook when camping and using less stuff - so there will be less to clean.

  3. Love your blog! Great recipe to get in some nutrients with the apple but sneak in some nutella too--so creative that it made me want to go camping!

  4. Love this blog! I like how you used the nutritious apple and snuck in some nutella--it made me want to go camping!

  5. I would so love to have some of that apple smothered with nutella!

  6. love it love it love it!!! I'm loving in the UK and plan to move back home to BC, Canada soon. I will keep these wonderful camping food ideas in mind for sure! :)

  7. Have done this with a spoonful of brown sugar. Made them for the whole group. They couldn't wait for them to be done. This is easier to pack in kayaks than the marshmallow desert & a lot healthier.

  8. How have I never done apples like this??? Genius! Thanks heaps.

  9. I am going to make apples out like that!!baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa