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!