Well this is pretty self explanatory. What do we eat while we are living in the camper? Well, we probably don’t eat very different from most, but we feel we have so many delicious meals and tips and tricks we can share, so a two part blog should cover some of the basics!
Camping is one of my favorite things to do and a significant portion of why, is because we eat so dang good!
Forewarning. You will not find any exact recipes or measurements or any of that jazz here. I am not a food blogger, so this is quite unorthodox! Just some simple ideas of what you can make on a campfire. Take them and run with them people!
So I will get started with a few of the basics:
We do have a propane Portable BBQ that we use on the regular. We use it for bacon and eggs, burgers, just about everything. I know a lot of people drag along tons of cooking appliances while camping. We do not. We have a microwave in the camper, but we almost never use it. Even when we have power sites (I currently store bread in it). In the past few years we ( Or Troy if you really want to get technical here) have taken a shine to cooking on the campfire.
This can be tricky and heat can be hard to figure out. It can take longer to cook your food, but with a little patience and lots of trial and error you can get some pretty stellar results.
Our tried and true breakfast on the campfire is hashbrown and egg cups.
Viola! hashbrown/egg nests.
If you don’t have Coghlan’s Cast Iron Camp Cooker makers I would suggest heading over to Amazon and Priming yourself up a few, or you can shop at your local stores! (We suggest local stores!) We love these things. The possibilities are endless, and for a quick lunch you can not go wrong. Two slices of bread and whatever your heart fancies for fillers. Some of our favorites are:
Chicken wings and Ribs
We usually serve this with some corn on the cob wrapped up in some tin foil and a salad.
Make these with your catch of the day. There are two ways to do these really. Either batter and fry your fish, or cook and shred it. You can also shred the battered fish! We like to batter it up and deep fry.
**Sorry, there is no ‘after’ photo, because, well.. we were hungry and ate them too quick!**
Campfire Poutine (Yes that’s right my Canadian friends, Poutine!)
For this one you need to create your campfire oven again with some tinfoil. This one can be tricky because fries burn quickly!
**Again, no after photo… because.. poutine…**
Taco in a bag
This one may require some preparation. We never do. Just chop everything and cook our ground beef that day. However, you can precook and season your ground beef and freeze, and have veggies cut and ready to go.
Campfire Oven Pizza:
I saved the best for last. Campfire pizza is Troy’s specialty. Think Firecrust Pizza. If you’ve never had Firecrust Pizza, think pizza made in a wood burning oven. This is what he creates on the campfire.
First you have to make a pizza oven. Cover the top and sides with tinfoil. Make sure you have lots of coals already established, and only add in minimal small logs as needed while cooking.
Results: flippin fantastic!!
Well, I’m sure you are getting hungry so we will end it here! Be on the watch out for Part 2. We have many more meals, and we will be getting into foil pack meals, and some better ways to eat hot dogs. So, until next time…
What are your favorite camping meals?
Do you cook on the fire, BBQ, or both?
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