Written by: Cherleen Aquino
10/31/2012 4:47 PM
Cooking in foil is the most convenient way of preparing food when camping because it requires fewer steps. You also do not need to scrub pots and pans or wash smoke-stained dishes after everybody has eaten. Here are some tips that you can follow when cooking in foil to prepare wonderful meals and some delicious foiled-wrapped camping recipes.
Tips for Cooking in Foil
Favorite Foil Campfire Recipes
Here are some simple yet delicious foil-wrapped campfire recipes for you to try. You can also do these at home during a weekend barbecue on your backyard with your family and friends.
1. Campfire Veggie Mix
Preparation Time: 5 minutesCooking Time: 10 minutes
1. Arrange carrot, potato, bell pepper, and mushroom on a large sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil.
2. Mix dry soup, butter, chicken broth, and Worcestershire sauce in a separate bowl. Pour the mixture over the vegetable assembly.
3. Place the slice of butter over the vegetable assembly.
4. Season the vegetable assembly with salt and pepper.
5. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and fresh parsley.
6. Seal the foil packet. Double fold the center and ends of the packetto ensure that there is no hole or opening.
7. Cook over low fire.
2. Campfire Potatoes
Preparation Time: 10 minutesCooking Time: 15 minutes
1. Cut the potato into 5 or 6 slices.
2. Lay out the potato slices in an aluminum foil sheet.
3. Sprinkle the foil packet with dry soup, water and butter.
4. Seal the foil packet. Double fold the center as well as the ends of the packet.
5. Cook the foil packet over hot coals. To check if potatoes are done, press the edge of the potato with edge of the fork and it feels soft.
3. Chicken-Potato Packets
Preparation Time: 5 minutesCooking Time: 20 minutes
1. Cut the potato in half-inch cubes.
2. Lay the chicken breast in a sheet of aluminum foil.
3. Arrange the potatoes and green peas over the chicken breast.
4. Pour the chicken gravy in the foil packet.
5. Season the vegetable assembly with salt, pepper and dried thyme.
6. Double fold the foil packet to ensure that it is properly sealed.
7. Cook over low fire, turning the chicken packet every five minutes.
4. Apricot-Glazed Pork Chops
Preparation Time: 10 minutesCooking Time: 25 minutes
1. Mix apricot preserves, soy sauce, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
2. Place a slice of pork chop at the center of an aluminum foil sheet.
3. Arrange the vegetables on top of the pork chop.
4. Pour the apricot sauce mixture over the meat.
5. Wrap the pork chop assembly and seal each foil packet tightly.
6. Cook over hot coals or a campfire.
5. Pineapple Upside Donut Cake
Preparation Time: 5 minutesCooking Time: 5 minutes
1. Place cake donut on the center of an aluminum foil sheet.
2. Lay the pineapple ring over the cake donut.
3. Mix softened butter and brown sugar. Pour the mixture over the donut-pineapple assembly.
4. Wrap the foil packet tightly in a flat pack.
5. Cook over hot coals or a campfire.
Have fun with while cooking in foil! Enjoy the food but be careful when opening the foil to avoid burning yourself and getting scorched.
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