05 March 2008

8 Easy Steps on How to Bake Potatoes with a Camping Grill

Baking potatoes with your camping grill is simple. All you have to do is prepare your camping grill, wash and peel your potatoes, poke some holes on them, wrap them in aluminum foil, put them on the grill, check on them occasionally, and serve once ready.

Camping is a fun experience and we often find ourselves busy exploring and engaging in various outdoor activities like hiking, hunting, and the likes. That is why most campers wanted to bring with them foods that are easy to prepare, cook, eat and dispose. An example of which are potatoes, one of the many favorite and basic camping food.

Potatoes can be traveled well because they don’t spoil easily even without refrigeration. You can also come up with lots of delicious recipes from it. Below are the most basic steps in baking potatoes with a camping grill.

Step 1: Prepare camping grill

It is best that you prepare the grill first before everything else. Clean it, let it dry, and preheat grill just like when you’re baking on an oven.

Step 2: Wash and peel potatoes

Wash potatoes thoroughly with water and peel off outer skin. If you don’t want to bake them whole, you can slice them into smaller pieces.

Step 3: Poke some holes

Poke some holes on them using a fork. Holes help in absorbing the seasonings and flavorings that you would add later. They will also allow ventilation and hasten cooking.

Step 4: Add some oil and some seasoning

Layer the potatoes with some oil and then sprinkle some salt, pepper or other seasoning that you prefer. The oil will help in the absorption of seasonings and will give the potatoes the golden color when they are cooked.

Step 5: Wrap them in aluminum foil

After seasoning and adding flavor to the potatoes, place them in individual aluminum foils and wrap them nicely. The aluminum foil helps in cooking them faster for it conducts heat well, and it also helps in preventing the potatoes from being burnt directly.

Step 6: Put them on the grill

Put the wrapped potatoes on the grill. It would take approximately 15 to 45 minutes to cook them but it all depends on how hot the grill is. Turn them often so that they won’t get burnt.

Step 7: Check occasionally

Check the potatoes occasionally. You will have to make a small opening on the foil to do this. A light brown crispy appearance will tell you that they are ready. But the best way to tell if they are cooked properly is by poking them again with a fork or a toothpick. The potatoes are ready when the fork or toothpick goes right in easily.

Step 8: Serve once ready

Remove wrapped potatoes from the grill, remove the foils, and serve while still hot.

Now that baking potatoes are just easy as the eight basic steps mentioned above, it will now also be easy for you to try different baked potato recipes. Learn to experiment and in no time, you’ll be serving lots of delicious baked potato dishes for everyone.

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