Saturday, May 25, 2013

Campfire Recipes

Just a few recipes for the campfire.
I could do an entire series on campfire cooking and I may do that soon.
We have a place in the mountains in Colorado with an outdoor fire pit.
It's a large circle of very large rocks. We burn wood and charcoal and use grill racks on stones to cook.
We also have several stones with flat surfaces that we can set pans or coffee mugs on to keep them warm.
Here are just a few of my favorite campfire recipes.

Campfire Breakfast Potatoes:

This recipe serve 6

16 Yukon Gold Potatoes, quartered
3 TBS Salt
2 TBS Olive Oil
1 Red Bell Pepper, roughly diced
1 Green Pepper, roughly diced
1 Large Onion, roughly chopped
1 TBS fresh chopped Thyme
1 TBS fresh chopped Rosemary

Place potatoes in a saucepan add water to cover by 1 inch
Add salt
Bring to a boil
Reduce heat, simmer for 10 minutes
Remove to a bowl
Add Oil, Herbs, Peppers and Onion
Toss to coat
Salt and Pepper to taste

Create 6 squares of double layered  Aluminum foil , at least 12"X12"
Divide potatoes evenly
Crimp well to seal completely
Place on grill or hot coals
Cook 45 minutes , turning once. Check for tenderness and adjust cooking time as needed.

Peace Around The Campfire!

Campfire Bread on a Branch:

2-3 C flour
1-2 TBS baking powder
1 tsp salt
2-3 TBS vegetable oil
2/3 C warm water

Mix all together with your fingers, except for the water, until crumbly texture
Slowly add water
Work the dough until it holds its shape
Do not add additional water

Pinch off a ball the size of a large marshmallow
Wrap around the end of a green branch/stick
Cook over coals about 10 to 12 minutes
Rotating to cook evenly

Serve with butter and jam

Peace Around The Campfire!

Campfire Fried Pies:
Pre heat a cast iron skillet on the grill or coals

1 can of biscuits
1 can of your favorite pie filling
butter and vegetable oil for frying
powdered sugar for dusting

Roll each biscuit into a circle about 6" in diameter
Place a TBS of pie filling in the center of each biscuit
Fold and crimp edges with a fork
Heat the butter and oil in the skillet
Brown one side of the pies
Flip and brown the other side

Serve warm, sprinkled with powdered sugar

Peace Around The Campfire!

Campfire Baked Potatoes and Onion:

large baking potatoes
large onions
butter, melted
fresh chopped herbs ( dill, parsley, rosemary, thyme, or herbes de provence) your choice!

Make a row of 6 slices across the potato, almost all the way through, leaving enough to hold its shape
Slice onions and place 1 slice into each slit in the potato
Brush with melted butter
Sprinkle with herbs

Wrap tightly in a double layer of foil, sealing completely
Place on grill or coals
Cook 45 minutes
Check for tenderness
Adjust cooking time accordingly

Serve with additional butter and sour cream

Peace Around The Campfire!

No comments:

Post a Comment