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Egg in a Nest

- Bread (2 pieces)
- Eggs
- Butter
Directions: Tear or cut a 1 1/2" hole out of the center of each piece of bread.
Butter bread lightly on both sides. Place each slice of bread next to
each other on a heated skillet. Crack eggs, one at a time, into the
hole of the bread. Cook on medium heat about 3 minutes. Flip the
egg/bread and cook on the other side until the eggs have set. Slide
onto a plate and serve.

Campfire eggs

note: campfire breakfast, since the most important thing is a bed of very hot coals.

Eggs can, of course, be cooked in a frying pan over the fire, but this way was more fun.

Start by cutting oranges in half (fresh oranges travel pretty well) and juice
them, saving the juice to drink with your breakfast.

Next, remove all the orange pulp and membrane, so that the orange peel is an empty shell.

Break one egg into each orange half.

Use barbecue tongs to move the orange-eggs from the plate to the hot coals. rounded side down

Two sticks can be used if you don't have a set of tongs, but that's a less stable way to move things.

After a few minutes, the egg will bubble and cook. Keep a close eye on your
campfire cooking, because there is no exact cooking time here.

Serve with salt and pepper. The egg will have a pleasant orange flavor.

Raisin Cinnamon Egg Squares

This tasty breakfast includes fruit, eggs and bread for a diverse meal in just minutes.

You need: 12 slices of cinnamon raisin bread, 4 eggs, 3 tablespoons of milk, butter or cooking oil

To make: Beat the milk and eggs together in a bowl until completely mixed. Heat butter or oil in a griddle or pan. Soak each slice of cinnamon
raisin bread in the egg mixture. Fry the bread on each side until it is
golden brown. Tastes great by itself and served with canned fruit,
butter, powdered sugar or maple syrup over the top.

Breakfast Burrito's -

There are two ways to make these...
First way is to scramble some eggs and mix in chopped/sautéed sausage. Or Bacon.

Heat a soft flower tortilla directly over the stove burner for a few seconds on each side.

Remove and butter one side.

Fill with egg/sausage mixture, add cheese, sour cream & salsa as desired.

The other way is to fry up a couple eggs, and also fry up a couple of sausage patties.

Heat tortilla as described above.

Place two fried eggs on tortilla, then two sausage patties.

Add a couple slices of cheese, sour cream and salsa as desired.

Both are simple to make, easy to handle, and the kids love them!


Taco in a Bag

- Browned & seasoned ground meat
- Individual serving size bags of your favorite corn chips
- Shredded cheese
- Shredded lettuce
- Chopped tomatoes
- Sour cream
- Salsa
- Other (chopped onion, jalapenos etc.)
Directions:Take an individual bag of chips and smash (without opening bag). Open bag and add the ingredients. Hold the bag closed and shake. Eat out of the

Campfire Corn on the Cob

corn on the cob, with the husks left on
Salt and Pepper to taste

Soak the corn in water for hours, with the husks still on, making sure they
are fully submersed. Remove the corn from the water and place directly
over or on goor red hot coals. Allow to cook for about 20-25 minutes,
rotating a couple of times, and then remove from the fire the outsides
will be blackened. Pull back husks. and wrap with paper towel. The corn
will be roasted and it's delicious. Rub corn in some butter and/or

Deep Dish Nachos

* 1 bag Tostitos Nacho Chips
* shredded cheddar cheese (desired amount)
* shredded Tex-Mex cheese (desired amount)
* Jalapeno peppers, to taste
* 1 tomato, diced
Pre cooked bacon
Pre cooked ground beef.
* sour cream
* salsa

Place a layer of nachos in a Cast Iron frying pan. Layer cheeses, meat,
jalapeno peppers, tomato on top of nachos. Put more nacho chips on top
and repeat. Heat over fire until cheese is melted and gooey. add sour
cream and salsa on top when done and serve.


Banana Boats

You will need bananas, chocolate morsels, M&M's®, walnuts, or any combination of these you desire.
Hold the banana in your hand with the curve pointing down. Peel back one piece of the banana peel. Cut out and remove small portions of the
banana-eat pieces removed-Yum. Place morsels, M&M's®, nuts etc. in
the sections, place peel back over the banana and wrap with aluminum
foil. Place next to the fire-and rotate occasionally, so all sides feel
the direct heat. Do this for about 10 minutes. Check banana, should be
softened and melted. Scoop out banana and other ingredients with a
spoon and enjoy-be careful it's HOT when first removed from the fire!.
Time can be increased and decreased depending on the temperature of the
fire. Enjoy!

Sugared Campfire Donuts
These are awesome! Tastes like Tiny Tom Donuts


* 1/2 cup white sugar
* 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* Buy a package of 8 at supermarket of plain old fashioned donuts.Non
1/4 cup melted butter

Turn Bbq on or get grill ready. Melt the butter first, Place Donuts on BBq or Grill for a bit flip. Once warm dip in butter and put back on bbq
and caramelize a bite on each side. Be careful to keep flame low or
you'll end up with burned biscuits quickly. flip one time as you cook.
take off grill & Roll the hot, buttery Donuts in the cinnamon
sugar. Delicious! make sure to get them hot and fresh! Tastes like Tiny
Tom Donuts from the CNE :)

Deep Fried Mars Bars or Snickers


frozen or Chilled Mars Bars or Snickers
Flour 1 cup

batter made from 1 cup of flour, one half tsp.
of salt and about 3/4 cup of milk. Beat out the lumps with a fork and
then dip the skewered mars bars in it.

Heat the oil up to about 400 degrees. Use a deep pot. When a drop of
water dropped into the oil boils loudly, you are ready to fry the
mars bars.

Cut Mars bars into squares or buy the mini ones. Use skewers and dip in batter completely and then put in oil about 1 min until golden brown.
Peanut, sunflower or corn oil work well for frying mars bars.

Remember to never leave hot grease unattended.

Baked Campfire Apples

1 Apple, Per Serving
Brown Sugar
Raisins,or Red Hot Cinnamon Candies
Heavy Aluminum Foil

Core upper part of apple leaving bottom half intact. Fill center with raisins, nuts and candies. Add brown sugar to taste. Double wrap apple
in aluminum foil and place on hot coals for 20 minutes.

Campfire Cake In An Orange Shell

1 8 oz. box of instant Cake Mix
6 Large Oranges
Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil

Directions: Cut the oranges in half and remove the fruit from the rind being
careful not to damage shell. It's fun to eat the orange out of the
shell with a spoon. Prepare cake mix per instructions. Fill each orange
shell half full of cake mix. Replace top and wrap in foil. Bake in hot
coals or on grill about 20 minutes, turning often. Cake will bake in
the orange shell. Yummy!

Grilled Peaches (Adult)

1 1/2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/3 C rum (preferably dark rum)
8 ripe peaches, peeled, pitted and halved

Melt butter, and then stir in brown sugar and rum. Stir until sugar
dissolves. Place peach halves in a large bowl. Pour butter/rum mixture
over peaches and stir gently to coat. Grill peaches over a medium fire,
about 5 minutes per side, brushing with leftover butter mixture as they

Banana Chips Recipe


2 ripe bananas

cookie sheet
nonstick cooking spray
plastic bag or covered container

Slice the bananas into thin rounds. Spray the cookie sheet with the cooking spray. Spread the banana slices in a single layer over the cookie
sheet. Cook slices in a 150 degree oven for 2 hours with the oven door
open about 1 inch. Turn the slices over with the fork & bake for
about 2 more hours. You will know there done when they are hard &
you can't bend them. Store the banana chips in a plastic bag or covered

Comment This should be cooked at home before you go out camping. Look at my other great recipes: cooked onion, great gorp,
engery bars, trail mix, hot cocoa mix, & tasty tea!

Adult Drink

Strip and go naked.

oh my........

A Med sized jug I use a glass one with spout at side.
I can of frozen lemonade
6 beers. I like bud light Lime. Use any kind.

Mix The Frozen lemonade, 6 Beers, ice and fill lemonade can up with Vodka
add to drink. Mix and serve. Watch out. It`s good and powerful.

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Wow, these ALL sounds delicious!  Can't wait to try some of them out this summer!  I'm especially looking forward to the breakfast recipes as I am a HUGE big breakfast person on the weekends :)  Thanks for the info

Awesome list of things to make! Here is one my family has kicked around for decades;  I make it at home before camp trips, though I am sure it could be made on the fire or cooker with the appropriate gear.  

Sausage Bake
1lb cooked breakfast  sausage
1/4 cup drippings
1 3/4 cup pancake mix
6 eggs
1 cup cottage cheese
1lb cubed/shredded monterey jack cheese (cubed makes melted blobs, while shredded is more evenly distributed)

cook sausage and cool
beat eggs till good n frothy
mix everything up, adjust pancake mix as needed - its a sticky mess usually.
bake at 350F in a well buttered 9x13 until golden brown on the edges. It will rise a little.

I have used 2lb sausage, 2lb pepper jack, 1lb cottage cheese, Pamelas Bake (GF) mix; this yields a very heavy duty meal of awesome morale boosting proportions.  I will sometimes use crispy bacon chunks mixed in and put candied bacon strips on top; this tends to blow peoples minds. We like to douse it in a bit of maple syrup and butter. Season as you see fit, however.
 A simple dry pancake mix: 1c flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt 


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