Packing in heavy pots and pans is a pain.
Here are some secrets to tinfoil campfire cooking. No fuss, no muss, easier camping.
- Put 3/4 cup of quick cooking oats on a 35-cm square of foil.
- Add raisins and/or other dried fruits and a sprinkle of nutmeg or cinnamon (and sugar if you like).
- Fold up into a packet and label.
- To cook, open the foil packet and plump it up into a bowl shape.
- Pour in one cup of water.
- Twist the top securely.
- Place on coals and cook about three minutes. Eat right from the packet and dishes are done. If you like it with milk, instant does the trick.
Spicy rice packets
- Put one cup of instant rice on a 35-cm square of foil that has been greased with one tablespoon of sesame oil.
- Add a tablespoon dried onion soup mix, black pepper, crushed dried chillies to taste and dried broken shiitake mushrooms, if desired.
- Fold up.
- To cook, proceed as above, adding one cup of water.
- When packet comes to a boil, remove from heat and let stand until water is absorbed.
Foil-baked trout (or catch of the day)
- Place dressed whole fish on greased square of foil.
- Season inside and out with salt and pepper.
- Fold up securely and bake, turning several times, for 15 minutes or longer depending on size and thickness of catch.
Beans & sausage
- Open a can of pork and beans, dump onto a sheet of foil.
- Add sliced sausage and few whole cloves of peeled garlic.
- Bake on the rock for 15 minutes.
- If using lean sausages or wieners, grease the foil first.
- Pack a wire clothes hanger & aluminum foil.
- Bend hanger into a loop, cover loop with foil.
- Grease the foil.
- Crack egg onto foil, fry over campfire.