Campfire potatoes

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    40 min

    These potatoes are baked in the embers of a campfire. Dress them up with butter and chives or soured cream and spring onions.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 2 teaspoons coarse sea salt
    • 2 teaspoons Italian herb seasoning (optional)
    • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 4 small baking potatoes, unpeeled
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil

    Method
    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:10min resting  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat a campfire (or charcoal barbecue) to medium heat.
    2. Mix together salt, Italian seasoning, pepper and garlic powder in a bowl. Pierce potatoes in several places with a fork. Rub about 1 1/2 teaspoons oil onto each potato, then rub evenly with seasoning mixture. Put each potato onto a 30cm square sheet of heavy foil. Wrap foil around potatoes and seal edges tightly, then wrap each packet with another sheet of foil.
    3. Nestle the foil-covered potatoes into the hot embers, rotating every 5 minutes, until potato flesh is soft, about 25 minutes total. (Carefully open 1 foil packet to check doneness with a fork. The potato's skin crisps during cooking, so you can't tell just by squeezing it.) Let rest 10 minutes before opening. Serve with your favourite toppings.

    To cook the potatoes in the oven:

    Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Prepare packets (but skip the extra layer of foil) and transfer to a baking tray. Roast until potatoes are softened, about 45 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes before opening.

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    Super good and very easy. Lots of seasoning on the outside to spread on the middle of the potato when they were done.  -  16 Jul 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    Simple, delicious and full of flavor!!!! We topped them with butter, sour cream, bacon and chives. I will definitely be making these often~YUM, YUM, YUM!!!!!! Thanks for sharing.  -  13 Jun 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    A fun way to cook potatoes over a campfire. OK, so we cooked them in our son's outdoor fire pit. I used small potatoes and they turned out great.  -  13 Jun 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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