Campfire potatoes

    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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    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

    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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    excellent  -  24 Jul 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Yes,,,, I added Liquid smoke 2 drops to each potato after cooking. Added it to the sour cream.  -  23 Jul 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I have done this for years, maybe even decades. However, I always nuke them at home first and wrap them in foil. At the campsite they heat up quickly. Also, the cold potatoes can be unwrapped and cubed and pan fried with onions and peppers.  -  19 Jul 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)