When it comes to a camping trip, there are two critical points to take care of: a tent, and food. To find something worth your attention during sandy trips, please check the dune rooftop tent review. And to find some tasty and easy meals you can cook on a camping trip, read on.
Once again: the critical requirement for campfire meals is their simplicity and ability to save your time while on a trip. So, the dishes mentioned here can be cooked on a single cookware piece, include only components that are easy and quick to cook, and also have ingredients possible to prepare them beforehand, while you are at home. Taking care of your camping menu in advance is clever: that’s how you can spend more time enjoying the views and resting while not worrying about the quality and taste of your food.
So, proceed without hesitation: tasty meals don’t need to be cooked for hours!
Scrambled Eggs: Campfire Edition
First up on this list of meals you can cook on a camping trip is, of course, breakfast.
- Clarified Butter
- Eggs (as many as you want to eat)
Yes, they’re everywhere. But before you start thinking that scrambled eggs are too pathetic, you need to know how to cook them on a campfire correctly. Usually, this dish is the last refuge of a disappointed and broken person. There’s no life in scrambled eggs cooked from the last two eggs staying in the fridge till bad days. Eggs made correctly after a long-lasting foot walk through the woods, plains and hills are different.
Clarified butter is just enough to replace a non-salted stick one if you don’t have a portable fridge to carry some extra-ingredients. However, in case there is an option to use stick butter, do that.
Keep in mind that the ingredients were given without particular proportions due to their dependence on the overall quantity of eggs you want to cook. The correct distribution is next: 1 t. s. of butter and water per every egg. Put a mix to a pre-heated camping pan, for instance, and wait till it’s fried.
Scramble Mix: Egg + Potatoes
- 1 Chopped Onion
- 2 Chopped Peppers (you choose)
- 2 Tablespoons of Butter
- 2 Diced Medium Potatoes
- 8 Eggs, stirred
It is a complete meal simple to cook and tasty to eat on a trip as a breakfast, dinner or supper. I prefer cooking it in the morning to charge up with that great mix. First, you dice potatoes and fry them on butter. Then add onion and peppers to spice everything up. And finally, add eggs on your pan to tie everything together.
Then, serve pieces up with salt, pepper or any seasoning you want. Almost anything you like will suit here without spoiling a taste of this camping meal.
Campfire Baked Fish
- Fish (literally any)
- Skewers or durable wooden sticks
To cook a so-called “fish barbeque”, you don’t need to peel fish or cut their heads off. Just gut the bodies out and salt them up a bit. Then, put a fish on a skewer to prevent bodies from turning around themselves, and set skewers up above hot coals.
Further, you only need to control the process by turning fish to make them bake evenly. When cooked that way, fish keeps its “real” taste and smell. Some tourists prefer not to salt gutted bodies before baking them. They recommend adding salt and pepper after the process is over.
Hiking Dog: The New Meets The Old
Last up on these easy meals you can cook on a camping trip is a new take on a classic.
- 1 Small Chopped Onion
- 8 Ounces Chili
- 3 Tablespoons Barbecue Sauce
- 8 Chopped Hot Dogs
- 12 Gutted Hot Dog Buns
This is some style shift from the old-school hot dogs. The familiar flavors will let children eat your hot dogs without hesitation and with adoration. At the same time, some more flavor shades added will allow grown-ups enjoying your culinary invention as well.
First, you need to mix all the components in a deep bowl (excluding the Buns). Buns should be laid on separate tin foil pieces. Then, add the ingredient mix to the Buns, and seal every separate Dog that’s about to become Hot in the near future.
From here, it’s your call how to cook these things up. You can spend 20 minutes grilling them over your campfire, or just throw them in coals and leave for about 15 minutes. Actually, that timing may vary depending on the amount of heat. Just make sure every Hot Dog got baked as it should be.