Campfire Clay Cooking
Campfire clay cooking contains your food's moisture and keeps
the heat in for even cooking. You can use a wrapping of clay
around your food when you cook over the campfire. The clay will
protect your food as it cooks in a bed of coals.
Wrap the food you intend to cook in clay. You must use a clay-based soil. Stay
away from sandy or loamy soils. They won’t work. You may also wrap your food in
foil first if you want to keep the dirt out.
Bury your clay-wrapped food in the coals. If you cook on top of the coals,
double the estimated cooking time and turn the food over when half done.
Cooking a Potato in Clay
- Prepare one potato per person.
- Dig up some clay-like soil.
Mix with water to make a mud-paste.
- Wrap your potato in foil.
- Layer 1 inch of clay around the potato.
- Bury it in the coals.
- Cook for approximately 1 hour.
- The potato is done when the clay hardens and cracks.
- Remove the potato from the fire.
- Crack off the hardened clay, then remove the foil and rinse the potato.
- Be careful… The potato will be extremely hot.
- Yum! Eat it immediately.
Hard Cook an Egg with Clay
- First make a pinhole in the large end. This will relieve air pressure during
- Coat the egg with clay and bury it in hot coals for 20 to 30 minutes.
- When placed on top of the coals, it might take as much as 40 to 45 minutes.
- If cooking on top of the coals, turn after 30 minutes are up.
- Crack off the mud and egg shell.
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