General: Camping potatoes

Subject: Camping potatoes
From: slolar1-nospam- at (Sara A. Lolar)
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2001 18:55:23 GMT
Does anyone have any ideas for good camping potatoes? We are sick of the usual ones we make--slice taters, wrap in foil with butter, garlic, onion and salt and pepper. Cook in the fire until done. I'm sure there must be other recipes out there!
From: arianej at (Ariane)
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2001 19:49:28 GMT
Would other herbs be enough of a variation? Rosemary and thyme, maybe? (They'd go well with garlic, too.) Some paprika? Some shredded cheese to go on top when you pull it out of the fire? What you described sounds pretty good to me. :)
From: Sara (sarazarr at
Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2001 15:23:10 -0600
Well, here's what I did last time I went camping: nuke potatoes ahead of time for quicker cooking. When you get to camp, fail to build fire after hours of trying. Sit in front of a heap of smoking wood and eat potatoes cold. Suggested accompaniments: cold hot dogs and uncooked s'mores.
From: Siobhan Perricone (morgannalefey at
Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2001 11:56:20 GMT
I recommend adding seeded/deveined dried/smoked peppers. Maybe Anchos or Chipotles. Or maybe just some Chipotles in Adobo. :) Or some Passilla, maybe?
From: greykits at (karlie)
Date: 24 Apr 2001 04:28:16 GMT
These work for me:

Take one potato. Cut in half, lenthgwise. Butter or oil potato, inside & out. Season each half with salt, pepper, or whatever. Put a bay leaf on one side, put the potato back together, then wrap in foil and cook.

Also, take one potato and make thin slices in it down it's whole width, being careful to not cut all the way through. Put it on a piece of foil. Sprinkle oil over it, and add your favorite seasonings, (pressing them into the slices), maybe some thin onion slices between the leaves of the "book," wrap and bake.
From: maxine in ri (weedfam at hotmail.coma)
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 08:00:46 -0400
You could bake the taters in the coals, then open them and top with cheese, broccoli, bacon bits. et al.

You could dice them, and make home fries in the fry pan or on the griddle.

You could substitute sweet potatoes, roasted whole. Heavenly.
From: Stan Horwitz (stan at
Date: 1 May 2001 19:03:43 GMT
Why not try sweet potatoes instead, or branch out and skip the potatoes. Instead, have corn on the cob if you can get it fresh.
From: ajweston at aol.comnojunk (Alan)
Date: 02 May 2001 22:37:27 GMT
Stan Horwitz wrote:
>Instead, have corn on the cob if you can get it fresh.

People in the North American continent have no idea how lucky they are to be able to get fresh corn at a price that doesn't make the fillings in your teeth melt.