Just because you are camping for your holiday break, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to eat rough as well. Cooking at a campsite gives you the chance to experiment with your cooking styles and techniques, as well as the opportunity to create some seriously delicious food. Just make sure the campsite/caravan park that you are staying at allows open fires before trying any of these suggestions! No matter what method you use for you camping cookout, these recipes will not only produce empty plates but will also have the fussiest eaters coming back for seconds.
Cut the top off some oranges, scoop out the flesh and put it aside, remembering to keep the tops. Make up a packet of cake mix, and fill the oranges with this mixture. Do not overfill. Place the top back on and wrap in foil. Place the wrapped oranges in coals for around 5 minutes or so. Enjoy!
Onion rissole bombs
Mix up a rissole mixture, roll it into balls, and set it aside. Peel and cut 2 onions in half, and match the corresponding halves. Take one of the rissole balls and wrap half the onion skin around it, then add the matching half. Continue until all the rissole mixture has been used. Wrap the balls in heavy duty foil and cook on the campfire, barbecue, or grill for around 10 minutes per side.
Brekky potato pockets
Scoop out the middle of some potatoes and fill with grated cheese, bacon, and an egg (or you can use any filling that appeals to you – from mushrooms, peppers, tomatoes or whatever you please). Wrap the potatoes in foil and throw them on the campfire for around ten minutes.
Banana boat surprise
Slice the skin of a banana lengthways with the curve facing upwards. Stuff them with your favourite toppings – chocolate pieces, nuts, butterscotch, mini marshmallows – the combinations are endless! Wrap with foil and put in the campfire for ten minutes.
Potato bake boats
Layer some sliced potatoes, shredded cheese, and bacon in some foil boats. Wrap tightly and cook in the coals. These can be made as individual portions or as a family sized meal.
Fruit and marshmallow skewers
Any combination can be used for this recipe. Alternate pieces of fruits – such as bananas or strawberries – with some marshmallows, and cook over the fire until the marshmallows are crisp. Yum!
Place the topping ingredients in a frying pan for five minutes or until slightly browned. Remove from heat and set aside. Combine 1 ½ cups of self raising flour, 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 6-7 tablespoons of warm water, and knead well. Split the dough in half, flatten, and press into pans. Add the toppings, cover, and place in the coals for around ten minutes.
Make a basic bread dough and roll into even portioned balls – how big they are is entirely up to you. Take a clean stick that has a whittled point, and starting at the end, wrap the dough around to form a cow-horn shape, ensuring the point is covered. Carefully cook over the flames and set aside to cool. Remove the bread from the stick then fill with your desired toppings.
Camping stir fry
Cut up the ingredients for your favourite stir fry and wrap them in foil. Bury the foil in the coals until cooked, remove, and add your desired sauce. Serve with fresh bread or rice.
Make the meat mixture for your tacos and set aside. This can be browned and frozen at home, if required. Simply use a tortilla to line the jaffle iron, fill with taco meat and grated cheese, then close and cook over the campfire. Serve with salad for an easy, hearty meal.