3 Great Recipes You Can Make While Camping
By Jonathan Bales
, last updated January 13, 2012
Campers know the luxury of delicious food often must be bypassed while on a camping trip, but there are a few great camping recipes out there. The key to making tasty food while on a camping trip is making use of what you have, packing properly, and using only essential ingredients. Nonetheless, the menu for campers does not necessarily have to be tiny. From soups to fish to desserts, there are a number of great recipes available for campers. While some of these are somewhat bland, others can be very delicious. Read below for information on three great recipes you can make while camping.
Alaskan Campfire Stew
Your recipe options are obviously going to be monumentally greater if you can build a fire. If you have a campfire, there is nothing that beats a stew. There are so many stew recipes out there, so you should have no trouble making one which you like. The great part about making a stew is that almost anything goes; throw in fish, beef, vegetables, or other items you find while hiking. Of course, be careful that you do not ingest something harmful.
If you plan to camp with some ingredients on hand, an Alaskan Campfire Stew is a great choice. To make it, you will need a fire, a Dutch oven, and a few ingredients. Heat the Dutch oven and add diced bacon. When this browns, add onions and garlic. Once heated, you can add any meat of your choosing. Note that fish does not work well in an Alaskan Campfire Stew.
Once the meat begins to cook, add either beer or water to fill the Dutch oven. You can add spices as you wish. The key to a great Alaskan Campfire Stew is slow-cooking it, so heat on low for two hours. Once the meat gets tender, you can add vegetables like potatoes or carrots. Once these vegetables get tender, you can serve and enjoy.
Beer Battered Fish
Any fish recipe is great because, in all likelihood, you will be camping in an area where you can catch your own. To make it, combine two beaten eggs with one 12 ounce beer. Add 12 ounces of flour, 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt all at once. Once this is mixed together, dredge your fish filets in cornstarch. Then dip the fish into the batter, and fry it over your campfire. Once the batter begins to puffs up and the fish turns brown, it is time to dig in.
Heading out on a camping trip does not mean you need to forego dessert. With a few apples, brown sugar, raisins, cinnamon and aluminum foil, you can have a great dessert in no time. Simply core an apple and place it on aluminum foil. Fill the hole in the apple with the other ingredients, and wrap the foil around the apple. Place the foil-wrapped apple on hot coals, and bake it for 10 minutes. When ready, you will be left with a treat that is not only tasty, but also relatively healthy.