Although we have a full kitchen at our cottage, it is still nice to cook outside over the fire on occasion. It’s convenient, fun, and simply gets me out of the kitchen and into the outdoors for a change in preparing our meal. One thing that I frequently cook over the fire or on the grill is potatoes. This is a supper simple, yet supper yummy through together recipe that works great on the fire or grill.
You will need something to cook the potatoes in. A good choice would be a cast iron skillet and lid (like this – affiliate link). However, I did not have one available this trip, so I had to improvise with an aluminum chafing pan. It should be duly noted that this is not the best practice as noted by Nicole in the comments (I am a work in progress and love learning better practices from my readers)
Then you are all set to throw the following together:
10-12 small round potatoes (red or new are good)
2 Tbs bacon grease (or coconut oil if you don’t have grease)
1/2 large sweet onion
4 Tbs butter
4 cloves garlic
Cut the potatoes into thin slices, separate and spread evenly throughout the pan.
Cut the onion into slices and spread on top of the potatoes.
Peel and crush the garlic, separate and spread pieces evenly on top.
Cut butter into 4-5 pieces and evenly space them on top.
Add bacon grease.
Salt and pepper to your liking (I like lots of both).
You should end up with something that looks like this:
Cover and place on your prepared and settled camp fire.
Simply monitor and rotate the pan occasionally. Check potatoes with a fork to determine when they are done. After about 15-20 minutes, you will should end up with something that looks like this:
Pair these with hot dogs or hamburgers cooked over the fire. Or perhaps some Camp Fire Sweet Corn?! Enjoy!