Camping can be a great way to explore nature and relax. When camping, you won’t have the same amenities that you are used to at home. But this doesn’t mean that you will need to stick with bland, boring food. There are dozens of delicious, easy recipes that you can use while camping. Let’s look at some of the best meals to try on your next trip.
Potato And Eggs Scramble
One of the best ways to start your day is with a healthy breakfast. One of the best breakfast options you can try is a Potato and Egg Scramble. To do this, you’ll need to gather the following ingredients:
- 2 Potatoes
- 8 Eggs
- 1 Onion
- 1 Pepper
- 2 Tablespoons of Butter
The first thing that you’ll need to do is prepared the ingredients. You’ll want to dice the potatoes. You’ll often be able to get the best flavor by leaving larger chunks. Next, you’ll want to dice the onion and pepper up finely. As you’re preparing the ingredients, put one tablespoon of butter into the pan.
When the butter has melted, you’ll need to add the potatoes, onions, and pepper to the pan. Often, you’ll need to leave these in the pan for around 20 minutes. The potatoes should start to turn tender and the onions and pepper should brown up. When this happens, you can add the second teaspoon of butter and the eggs.
You should notice that the eggs automatically run into the empty spaces of the pan. This will ensure that you’ll be able to get a delicious scramble. You’ll need to leave the mixture some time to cook. Often, it will take around three to four minutes for the eggs to be ready. When they are, you’ll be able to take the mixture off the pan and serve it.
One of the camping favorite recipes is hot dogs. These have been feeding campers for years, because of how easy they are to cook. If you’re looking for a fun twist, that packs even more flavor into the meal, you can use this recipe. You’ll need:
- 8 Hot Dogs
- 1 Small Onion
- 1 Small Chili
- Barbecue Sauce
- 12 Hot Dog Buns
The first thing that you’ll need to do is start preheating your grill. You’ll want to use a medium to high heat. As grills are one of the most important parts of camp cooking, so you’ll want to make sure that you take a high-quality one on your trip.
There are dozens of different options, depending on how you intend to use it. For example, some people might enjoy the convenience of a gas grill, while others will prefer the flavors of a charcoal grill. If you don’t have a grill and want to know what to look for, check out this outdoor kamado grill guide.
While the grill is heating up, dice up the hot dogs. Then, put them into a bowl. You’ll also want to finely slice the onion and chili. Place them into the bowl with the diced hot dogs. Then, add the barbecue sauce. Next, you’ll want to mix them all together. This can be a fun step, so encourage the kids to get involved.
The next stage is to cut a piece of aluminum foil for each of the hot dog buns, placing the foil underneath the bread. Spoon your mixture into each of the hot dog buns. When you’re finished, wrap the bun in aluminum foil. When all the hot dog buns have been wrapped, you’ll place them onto the grill.
Generally, they will take around 15 to 20 minutes to cook, depending on how hot to grill is. You’ll know they’re ready when the hot dogs are cooked all the way through. This recipe should feed around 12 campers.
Grilled Sweet Potato Fries
Whether you’re looking for a delicious snack or an accompaniment to a meal, sweet potato fries can be a great option. To cook this, you’ll need:
- 2 Medium Sweet Potatoes
- 2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 Chopped Garlic Clove
- A Teaspoon of Chili Powder
- A Packet of Dry Ranch Mic
The first thing that you’ll need to do is prepare the potato. First, you’ll need to wash and peel them. Then, you’ll need to cut them into fries. How thin or thick they are will depend on your personal preference. The key is making sure that they are all the same size, so they’ll cook at the same time.
Then, place them into a bowl with the rest of the ingredients and mix the potatoes and seasoning. When the spices are evenly coating the potatoes, you’ll need to lay them onto a tray. Then, place the tray over a high-heat grill. This should start to cook the fries. In most cases, you’ll need to cook the fries for around 5 minutes, then flip. You’ll know they’re ready when they have developed a delicious crispy exterior.
It wouldn’t be a camping trip if everyone didn’t sit around the campfire and make some s’mores. These are the perfect sweet treat to end the night. This recipe requires:
- Honey Graham Crackers
- Milk Chocolate Bar
- Large Marshmallows
This is a very simple recipe, which makes it perfect to eat with kids. First, turn the grill to medium-low heat. Then, cut each cracker in half, to form two squares. Place one square on a piece of foil and put a block of chocolate on top.
Then place it over the grill, until the chocolate gets soft. Squish the marshmallow onto the chocolate and put the other cracker on, forming a bun. You can then skewer it and roast it over the grill. The marshmallow and chocolate will start melting when it’s done.
You’ll be able to make a ton of delicious camp food without needing a lot of ingredients or equipment. As we’ve seen, there are plenty of recipes that everyone will enjoy. So, use these meal ideas to add some flavor to your next camp trip.