Camping Recipe: The Perfect Home Fries

July 3, 2009

camping-recipes-potatoesMmm…mmm…mmm…I love potatoes! They are nutritious, resistant to spoiling, and most importantly, they taste delicious when prepared with this recipe!

Stoke up the campfire and follow along as I share the “secret” to preparing the perfect camping home fries!

  • 4-5 Medium Potatoes Sliced into ¾” Cubes
  • ½ Cup of Chopped Onions
  • 1 Table Spoon of Basil
  • 1 Tea Spoon of Pepper
  • 1 Tea Spoon of Salt
  • 1 Tea Spoon of Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 Table Spoons of Olive Oil (Vegetable or Canola works too!)

*approximately 4 servings

Coat your pan with the olive oil and bring it to temperature over your campfire or grill.

Dump the potatoes in the pan and turn them over every 5 minutes or so until they start to brown (this usually takes 20-25 minutes depending on the size of your grill/fire).

Once the potatoes begin to brown, stir in the onions, basil, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Continue to stir every few minutes until the potatoes are a nice golden brown.

Total cooking time is approximately 30-35 minutes.

Tip: To speed up the prep time, you can pre-chop your potatoes and onions at home and pack them in an airtight container to bring with you.

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John Mellem July 8, 2009 at 1:54 pm

Yum, those sound good. I’m from northern Mich. but I bet it is similar to Maine. I have some good recipes on my site as well. The best ones are simple but tasty and easily done in a camping setting.

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