Outdoor food is kind of different from household foods. The same applies to the kind of cooking activity. Backcountry people can access any food they want to but front country (camping) people will need to carry foods that are somewhat dry or dehydrated camping foods. Some of these foods include polenta, dried potato flakes, ramen and even depend on wild foods. These foods could be vegetables, fish, and wild game.
Camping food are mostly high in fat and carbohydrates. This is very essential for hikers and hikes. You will notice this in the case of soldiers who depend highly on energy packed snacks like chocolates, energy bars, and energy drinks.
Water can be carried or have buy water at camp sites and treat it yourself. You cannot trust in camping water: could be full of germs and bacteria.
You can mix the ingredients from home or go for freeze- dried food. In the case of hikers, they carry a lot of food and will start preparing them from scratch when they go camping.
Below are some recipes you can give a try when you go camping. They are easy to prepare camping foods.
Viking Egg Grill
Preparation time: 20 min
- 12 eggs
- On medium-high temperature, preheat your outdoor grill
- Smear grate with white oil
- With a cooking spray, coat each muffin pan hole
- Crack an egg in each of the muffin pan holes
- Place on grill and cook for at least 2 min
- Adjust your cooking time as desired
Grilled Sausages with Potatoes and Green Beans
Preparation time: 45 min
- Red potatoes,½ pounds (quartered
- Fresh green beans, 3/4 pound (halved and trimmed)
- 1 pound smoked sausages, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp vegetable oil
- 1 tsp butter
- 1/ 3 cup water
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 1 tsp of salt
- Preheat outdoor grill to high temperature. On a large sized foil sheet place the sausages, red potatoes, onions and green beans
- Season using the salt and pepper and drizzle some oil over
- Top with butter
- Seal foil tightly around all ingredients, but leave an opening.
- Pour 1/ 3 cup of water into opening and seal
- Cook for about 30 min and turn once; sausages should be brown and vegetable tender
Preparation time: 25 min
- Bacon, ½ pound
- Ground beef, 1 pound
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cans of beans, any flavor (can be pork flavored)
- Barbecue sauce, 1/3 cup
- Cold biscuit dough, 1 packet
- On a large skillet over a medium heat cook the bacon until brown.
- Drain excess liquid from bacon and cut into pieces and set aside
- To the skillet, add hamburger and onion and cook until pink coloring is gone, and the onion is tender.
- Drain thoroughly
- In bacon stir barbecue sauce and baked beans and ground beef and bring to boil
- Reduce temperature to medium low
- On a single layer place the biscuits at the top of the mixture.
- Cover and cook gently for about 10 min; until the biscuits are done
- Serve two biscuits to each plate and spoon the bean mixture over