Who’s hungry? Chances are if you’re camping, all the activities that you’ve been participating in have made you a little peckish. Just because you’re on the road, doesn’t mean you have to stop cooking up the grub that you love. So, just for you (and your belly), we’re serving up some of our favorite campsite recipes. This edition of our ‘Culinary Campfires’ blog is for the early riser and the morning muncher. It’s time for the meal of all meals… it’s breakfast time, baby!
CAMPFIRE OMELETS BY BAG
I was totally taken surprise when our campsite host offered me the chance to make my own omelet one early morning. I had never heard of this method, but it is pretty popular with campers. It’s really easy to make and, with a little supervision, the kiddos can create their own, too. The only limit to what you can put in to your omelette is your choice of ingredients to bring.
- Each camper should get their own plastic bag and mark it so they know which one is theirs. Make sure you use bags that are thick and strong enough to be placed in a pot of boiling water. The bags should also have a way to close, like a seal or zip. My host used Ziploc ¼ size bags. DO NOT use “regular” sandwich baggies.
- Crack eggs and drop straight into a bag along with your ingredient choices.
- Seal bag.
- Mix the contents of the bag. Shaking, smushing and/or rolling the baggie will work. Do this until all of the ingredients look like they are all mixed together.
- Put the baggie directly (and carefully) in the pot of boiling water on your fire. Be sure that the baggie is in the water fully. The bag might melt if it’s exposed to the hot metal of your campfire ring.
- Cook for about ten minutes. Lift out of the water with tongs when done. Let cool, and then open up the baggie! Presto! One campfire omelet, baggie-style.
TINFOIL BREAKFAST BURRITOS
This recipe is one of our favorites for the campfire, but it does require a little work ahead of time. But, no worries, you’ve got yourself a nice kitchen with a full-sized
fridge in that fifth wheel, so you’ll just need to prep a little. You can also prep at
home and just snag them out of your fridge or cooler when you’re ready for this fun breakfast fire fiesta!
- Boil potatoes (about one potato per burrito) then strain and season with salt & pepper.
- Cube the potatoes, then add to frying pan (cast iron preferred) along with sliced onions and breakfast sausage. Cook until potatoes are browned and sausage is cooked thoroughly.
- Add eggs and sprinkled cheese on top.
- Fold your burrito and roll it in the foil you placed them on top of earlier.
- Heat up your camping frying pan on grill or fire with a bit of oil spread across the bottom. Scramble and cook eggs to desired taste.
- While eggs are cooking, place tortillas on large individual squares of tin foil and top with the ingredients you have prepped.
- Cook burrito around 5 minutes on each side (more if your campfire is not at peak)
- Let cool, grab, unwrap and eat! It’s time for a burrito breakfast of champions!
SWEET CINNAMON STICKS
If you’re more of a sweet than savory morning camper, we’ve got a recipe that for you! This recipe is my daughter’s favorite and is one that she loves to make for all of the other crazy kiddos around the campfire.
- Find some sticks around the site and clean them up. We’re talking the classic s’more roasting stick here. Long and thin, yet sturdy. Or your marshmallow or hotdog skewer will work fine too.
- Open can of refrigerated biscuits. Take biscuits, one by one, and stretch them so they’re nice and long. Wrap the biscuits tightly around the stick(s).
- Cook on fire like you would a hot dog. You’ll want them to be nice and golden brown on the outside but still soft, or even a tad gooey, on the inside. (Preferably, your fire will be more hot coals and embers, not full of flame.)
- Once it’s cooked, you can either melt some butter in a pan and dip your biscuit-stick in the pan, or you can just grab a stick of butter and rub it on liberally (as you would a cob of corn.)
- Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Insert in mouth. Smile.