Great Camp Site Meals
At Questor Insurance we love the joys of camping but we don’t like to miss out on a decent home cooked meal. When it comes to cooking while on a camping trip there are many options available ranging from the ever so basic Hexi stove, traditional camp fire to the more complicated gas powered cooking stove. No matter what your cooking options are you needn’t eat only noodles and soup every night. Take a look below for some of our top simple camping recipes:
Omelettes are quick and easy yet very nutritious, the biggest trick with this one is transporting the eggs without breaking them. There are many ways to transport eggs including purchasing a gadget specifically designed for this or wrapping them in bubble wrap or kitchen roll.
- 3-4 Eggs are required for each omelette
- A small amount of grated cheese
- Red, yellow or green peppers
- Any other vegetables or cooked meats you would like to add
- Oil for frying
- Salt and pepper to season
Step 1: Beat the eggs together
Step 2: Slice the olives and vegetables
Step 3: Add the cheese and vegetables to the beaten eggs and mix well
Step 4: Add a small amount of oil to the frying pan and pour in the omelette mixture
Step 5: Gently fry the mixture until it has begun to firm up
Step 6: Turn the omelette to cook the other side
Step 7: Once the omelette is cooked all the way through it is ready to serve
Jacket Potatoes with a topping of your choice
This one takes a little more time but is so rewarding on a cold evening, to make the jacket your own you can top them with cheese, beans, scrambled egg or even ham and salad. Don’t forget you can use sweet potatoes for something a bit fancier.
- Medium sized potatoes
- Toppings of your choice
Step 1: Wrap the potatoes tightly in tin foil and bake them on hot coals.
Step2: Wait approximately an hour or so depending on the size of the potatoes
Step 3: Occasionally check the potatoes by stabbing them with a fork, once they are golden brown and fluffy on the inside they are ready to serve.
Step 4: Melt some butter on the potato
Step 5: Finally top the potatoes with toppings of your choice and serve!
The Classic Burger or Hot Dog
A simple yet classic camping dish perfect for the whole family. A meal with minimal preparation time however will keep everyone full for hours. Extra items can be added to this dish to give it extra flavour and colour.
- Burgers or Sausages
- A mix of salad items
Step 1: Prepare a mix of salad for a side dish and to garnish the burger with
Step 2: Chop and fry the onions
Step 3: Fry/ grill the sausages or burgers until they are evenly cooked through.
Step 4: Arrange the sausages or burger in the rolls, topping them with relish, fried onions and salad to garnish.
Italian Meat Balls and a Tomato Sauce
Sit down to a hearty meal of meat balls and pasta to keep your camp family fuelled for their next adventure.
- Jar of pasta sauce of your choosing
- Grated cheese
- Oil for frying
Step 1: Boil the pasta until cooked.
Step 2: Too keep the pasta warm store it in a sealed tub with the lid closed. To keep the heat wrap the sealed tub in something thermal e.g. an old sleeping bag.
Step 3: Use a little oil to fry the meat balls until cooked through
Step 4: Add the tomato sauce and bring to the boil
Step 5: Finally serve the pasta and sauce with a sprinkle of grated cheese on top
S’mores aren’t a meal but are the perfect camp fire treat especially with a nice hot mug of chocolate. One of the best things about S’mores is that the ingredients are easy to store and do not easily spoil.
- A bar of chocolate or Nutella spread
- Digestive biscuits
Step 1: Take 2 Marshmallows and poke them on to the end of a stick
Step 2: Toast the marshmallows over an open fire until they are golden brown
Step 3: Place one Digestive biscuit at the bottom of the marshmallows
Step 4: Place a square of chocolate or spread Nutella over the golden marshmallows and top with a final digestive biscuit
Top camping cooking tips?
- Only cook in a well ventilated area and never in your tent, as the chemicals produced can be hazardous to your health and potentially toxic
- Weigh your ingredients before your leave
- Boil a pan of water while you are eating to wash up your used pots pans and utensils
- Wash fresh ingredients at home so you don’t waste water
- Don’t forget to pack tinfoil
- Pack cooking pots with good lids in order to retain the heat
- Never been camping? Why not have a trial run in the garden!
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Date Created: 10 May 2016 by Kim Coppins