Most of you don’t probably know I’m a bit of a foodie frog. So I see no reason in whipping up boring meals when you’re camping. Here’s a taste of what I love to cook when I camp out. Most you can cook on the barbie – but some rippers are perfect for the campfire. And no – it’s no coincidence many are on the sweeter side of life. Camping is not the time to watch one’s waistline! Bon appetite!
Chocolate frog croissants
Decadent – but a must do for breakfast, dessert or just a snack.
8 chocolate frogs
Cut each croissant in half lengthwise. Place two chocolate frogs over the bottom of the croissant (or break them up into small pieces if you’d prefer). Place croissants on foil on top of the barbecue and heat up for around 5 minutes until the frogs have melted. (Or chuck them into the campfire coals for 5 minutes – turning a few times). Serves 4.
Breakfast’s in the bag
Breakfast in a flash and no washing up!
100g tomato chopped
100g bacon diced
½ cup grated cheese
2 spring onions finely chopped
salt and pepper
4 Glad zip lock sandwich bags
Crack two eggs into a zip lock bag, close up then squeeze and shake to mix well. Add remaining ingredients. Mix again. Squeeze the air out of bag. Place bags in pot of boiling water on campfire flame or stove. Turn water down to gently simmer – omelette is cooked in around 15 minutes. Serves 4.
Fudgy frog pond
400g tin sweetened condensed milk
500g dark chocolate
4 chocolate frogs
1 tsp vanilla
Melt condensed milk, chocolate, butter and vanilla in a saucepan over low heat on the barbie or camp stove. Stir until thick. Pour into a baking paper lined tray, tin or bowl. Place chocolate frogs on top. Refrigerate until set. Cut up and enjoy. Serves 4.
6 large chicken chops or thigh fillets
1 large onion, thinly sliced
3 tomatoes sliced in thin rounds
6 potatoes, sliced thin
1 red capsicum sliced thinly
Your favourite seasoning or marinade
Season the chicken and marinate with your favourite flavouring/sauce. Place a piece of chicken on a sheet of foil, then layer with vegies on top. Repeat with other pieces of chicken and vegies. Wrap up well and place in the coals of your campfire or on the barbie for around 45 minutes. Serves 6.
PERFECT CAMPFIRE TREATS
Campfire choc orange frog muffins
1 pkt chocolate muffin mix
6 chocolate frogs
Stir up the muffin mix according to the directions. Cut the oranges in half and scoop out the flesh to eat later, or squeeze them for juice. Just be careful not to damage the orange peel.
Fill one half with the chocolate muffin mix. Place a chocolate frog into the middle of the mix so his head is pointing up. Cover with remaining (empty) orange half and wrap in three layers of aluminum foil. Repeat with other orange halves.
Throw them in the campfire and turn every minute or so for about 10-12 mins. Unwrap and eat this gooey, steamy ball of deliciousness with a spoon.
Campfire popcorn satchels
2 tablespoons popcorn kernels
2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
Place the popcorn and oil on a square of heavy-duty aluminum foil of about 40-50cm square. Fold up and seal the edges to form a loose pouch, leaving room for the kernels to pop. Tie a corner of the pouch to a stick with a piece of string. Shake over a fire until popped. Serves 1.
Oozy cheesy pond
The perfect hot dip with crusty bread.
1 wheel of camembert or brie cheese
Wrap cheese in heavy duty aluminium foil and place near coals of campfire until melted – around 10 mins. You’ll need to turn the cheese occasionally. (Try it on the barbie too!) Unwrap carefully and dip in with hunks of crusty bread.
Want more camp food ideas?
View the whole Camping Food Ideas Pinterest Board here.