Campfire recipes include recipes for food and drinks consumed during a campfire or bonfire, which is a fire lit for recreation purposes at a campsite, where groups of people gather to enjoy each other's company along with good food, in the background of the night and the brightness of the fire. Cooking is one of the principal elements of campfire activity, and people follow a range of campfire recipes for preparing special food that can be easily prepared on fire, by methods such as roasting, grilling, etc. Equipment used for campfire recipes includes potable stoves, skewers, pie irons and cast iron pots.
Popular Campfire Recipes and Campfire Food Menu
Campfire recipes focus on simple, hassle free cooking as one has a limitation of time, equipment and ingredients to take along to the campfire site. Here are some of the popular campfire recipes-
- Hotdogs- It consists of a sausage sandwiched in a sliced bun. It is eaten with condiments like tomato ketchup, mayonnaise or mustard. It is easy to prepare at campsites and hence a popular campfire food.
- Marshmallows- It is a confection made of sugar, dextrose, softened gelatin, coloring and water, all whipped together to a spongy form. Some recipes also use eggs.
- Baked potatoes- They are wrapped in foil and cooked by heat from red hot coals. To add more flavor to the dish, one can cut it in the middle and add seasonings of pepper, garlic, olive oil, carrot or other vegetables of choice. Some campfire recipes for baked potatoes suggest garnishing with grated cheese or bacon bits.
- Sports Drinks: Sports drinks provide instant energy, and are a good option for consumption at camping sites, as one is more prone to fatigue after strenuous camping activities.
- Alcoholic Drinks: Beer, vodka and various mixed drinks are often consumed during campfires.
- Snacks: These can include dry fruits, instant noodles, cheese, berries, crackers, cookies, biscuits and many other ready-to-eat foods and instant mixes. Muffins, tortillas, pitas, pancakes oatmeal and eggs are also popularly eaten during campfires.
Customary Ways to Serve and Eat Campfire Food
Campfires involve many recreational activities along with eating good food. People often engage in conversations, storey telling, singing, etc. while cooking and eating. Roasting campfire food is a traditional campfire activity.