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4 simple (and delicious) recipes you can cook over a campfire

4 simple (and delicious) recipes you can cook over a campfire

If you’ve been a little hesitant to cook over a campfire, then you might want to try some of these incredibly simple recipes that are sure to rival anything you can cook up in your full kitchen at home.

If one is available, these recipes will work best with a grate over the fire. These recipes are intended as rough guides, you’ll want to tweak them to suit your tastes and supplies.

Caramelised pineapple

Cut a fresh pineapple into long thick pieces. Slide these onto a thin stick or skewer and place over the fire. Turn every three to five minutes until the pineapple has caramelised all over. This is a tasty side dish, or goes really well with some cream or ice cream for dessert.

Cheesy roasted potatoes

Dice your potatoes into small, rough chunks and place them in an aluminium foil packet with some butter. Leave them to sit over the fire for 35 to 40 minutes. When they’re almost ready, open the packet up and add some crushed garlic and grated cheese. Place the potatoes back over the flames for a few minutes to finish cooking.

Baked apples

Remove the core from your apple and cut the fruit into slices about two-cm thick. Coat them with some cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice and place them over the open flame until they’ve softened. Serve as is, or with a little syrup drizzled on top.

Roasted tomato sauce

For a delicious and versatile tomato sauce, rub some fresh tomatoes with olive oil and place them over the open flame, turning frequently. Once they’re done, leave them to cool and then chop them roughly. Add the tomatoes to a vegetable or chicken stock over the fire. Add your favourite Italian seasoning, some garlic and basil and serve when you’re happy with the consistency and flavour.

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