Cooking over an open flame can be exciting for youngsters, not to mention delicious for everyone.
Whether you are at home, out on a hunting, fishing, camping or backpacking trip, a fire can be built almost anywhere. View the Campfire Cooking article to learn how to make a perfect campfire, and then once you have, start making one of these tasty treats.
1. Wild Game Hot Dogs
Stop right there, don’t let the name hot dog fool you, we have something special in store.
Directions: After field dressing an ungulate (deer, elk, moose) cut a strip of tenderloin about 4 inches long and an inch wide. Skewer the strip, weaving it onto a thing green stick. Cook 2 minutes on each side. Eat immediately off the stick.
2. Corn on the Cob
One of the oldest cultivated crops in America, use this wild way to cook super-succulent kernels.
Directions: Soak the corn, husk on, in water for 20 minutes or longer. Bury the corn amidst the coals I your campfire. When the husks turn brown and slightly charred (5-10 minutes), the corn inside is ready to eat. Garnish with butter and/or salt (optional). Note: Burn the husks and cobs in the fire afterward for an easy cleanup and less trash to carry out.
3. Grilled Trout
Campfire cooked trout will please the most stubborn of fishermen who would rather catch fish than eat them.
Directions: This recipe is good with trout or any freshwater fish, cleaned, head removed. Rub the outside of the fish with olive oil. Place slices of fresh lemon inside the body cavity and sprinkle generously with lemon pepper. Wrap the fish in foil, and then place it in the campfire over hot coals. Cook 10 minutes or until the meat is done (opaque). Carefully life the skeleton from the meat and eat.
4. Classic S’mores
It’s a traditional campfire treat that started with the Girl Scouts in 1927, derived from the words, “Some More,” it’s hard to eat just one.
Directions: Place a 2-inch chunk of chocolate (1/3 chocolate bar) on top of a square (half) of a graham cracker. Roast a marshmallow on a green stick until it is crispy brown or blackened on the outside and piping hot on the inside. Place the hot marshmallow atop the chocolate. Place the other half of the graham cracker on top of the marshmallow. Holding the graham cracker sandwich securely with one hand, use the other hand to remove the stick, leaving the melting chocolate and marshmallow between the graham crackers.