Camp Fire Cooking in Aluminum Foil
(Lakewood, Ohio, USA)
One of my favorite ways to cook lunches or meals when we are at the campground for the day - or for the trip home on the last day of the camping outing - is to cook in aluminum foil. It's very easy to do, doesn't make a mess, and travels well. Best of all, it tastes delicious!
I use a large piece of aluminum foil - about 12"x16" - and lay it out on the picnic table. I set out one piece of foil per camper. Inside, I place sliced potatoes, baby carrots or chopped carrots, and meat. Chicken legs or thighs work well, as does beef or pork sliced for stir-fry. Season each one to the camper's liking - with salt, pepper, or other spices.
Wrap the aluminum foil around the food so that it is completely covered and the edges of the foil form a protective seal around the food inside. Place the packages around the sides of the campfire. Break camp, shower, or just sit around the campfire (make sure someone responsible is keeping an eye out for the fire.)
If the fire is burning well, the food will be done in about an hour. Traveling? Let the packages cool and poor cool water over them to rinse off the ashes. Put them in the cooler with some ice.
When you open the packages, have catsup or barbecue sauce handy. Each person will have his or her own individual prepared meal - and you won't even need extra plates. This is one of the easiest, tastiest, campfire meals I have ever made - and it's almost foolproof.
One word of warning - don't add barbecue sauce or steak sauce before cooking - it turns dark and hard and crispy - and doesn't taste like barbecue anymore!
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