Campfire Roasted Potatoes Recipe- Tasty Camping Side Dish


Campfire Roasted Potatoes Recipe

Campfire Roasted Potatoes

For a tasty camping side dish, try my Campfire Roasted Potatoes Recipe. Cook these potatoes in aluminium foil right over the campfire.

Easy preparation.
Easy cooking.
Easy cleanup.
Are you starting to see a pattern here?  And how do they taste?  Delish.

Campfire Roasted Potatoes Recipe- Tasty Camping Side Dish
These Campfire Roasted Potatoes complement virtually any campfire meal. They are filling and fabulous. If you could only choose one campfire side dish, this would be the one to choose.
Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 4
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Cook time: 
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  • 4 to 5 medium potatoes or 8 to 10 small new potatoes, washed
  • 1 medium onion, washed.
  • 2 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp. paprika
  • salt and coarse ground black pepper
  • olive oil
  1. Cut potatoes into large chunks.
  2. Slice the onion.
  3. Add a little olive oil, just enough to coat the potatoes.
  4. Stir potatoes with spices.
  5. Add the onion slices.
  6. Place the potatoes and onion mixture on a large piece of aluminum foil and fold into a pouch. Potatoes should be completely enclosed in foil.
  7. Cook over campfire on a grill or place the potatoes in foil over coals beside the fire.
  8. Cooking time varies depending on how hot your campfire is burning and the size of potato chunks.
  9. Cook until potatoes are tender when poked with a fork. Potatoes cut into large chunks may take 45 minutes to 1 hour to cook.
  10. When cooking at home, bake at 425 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes.

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  1. I will have to try this recipe! I hate to say this (because of the garbage produced) but I LOVE aluminium foil when camping… especially when we’re just camping out for one night on the weekend. Our menu looks something like – herbed chicken breasts in foil pack, peppers/mushrooms/zucchini/onions in foil pack, spicy roasted potatoes… you guessed it… in foil pack. I prepare the packs at home and then we throw all three on the fire to cook while we set up the rest of camp and play with our son.
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  2. Delicious! So fresh tasting and simple. The only down side is you do sort of have to babysit the potatoes and you really do need to turn them twice during the baking time otherwise they burn. It’s totally worth it though in my opinion.
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  3. I have been cooking this for years and everyone I share it with loves it. But my recipee is a little different we use a little butter and instead of salt we use Lawry’s Season Salt. It adds just a little more flavor.

  4. Thank you for reminding me of this camping recipe. I used it many years ago while tent camping. Now that we use an Airstream trailer, I tend to not cook on the campfire. But making them at home makes things easier so that we can visit and relax after setting up. Suzi just made my Friday night camping dinner ready. Thank you both.

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