If you’ve ever camped before, you know that cooking over a fire is pretty straightforward. But did you know that there are specific ways to cook over the fire that is even easier? Griddles can be used to cook everything from breakfast bacon and eggs to dinner fajitas.
It’s about getting the right temperature and knowing what foods work best on a griddle. With these three easy griddle camping recipeas, your camping trip will be a delicious start!
1- Griddle Campfire Eggs
Campfire eggs are a simple, leisurely breakfast that will fill you up and make you feel right at home.
- First, use your cast iron griddle for cooking bacon—this step is optional but highly recommended! You can also cook hash browns or veggies in the pan while it’s hot from cooking the bacon.
- Crack an egg into each quadrant of your griddle, or as many as will fit, depending on its size. Cook until whites set and yolks are still runny (approximately 2 to 5 minutes). If desired, top with cheese or salsa before serving.
2- Overnight French Toast Casserole
This is it if you’re looking for a delicious breakfast that only needs to be prepared the night before.
In a large mixing bowl, stir together eggs and milk. Add cinnamon and sugar to taste. Pour batter into an airtight container and refrigerate overnight (or let it sit at room temperature for one hour).
The following day, cook over medium heat until golden brown on each side; serve with syrup or your favorite jam!
Foil Packet Nachos
Nachos are a classic camping food but can be messy and difficult to eat. That’s where foil packet nachos come in! They’re easy to make, delicious, and no mess! Here’s how you can make it.
- Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
- Cut a 12-inch square piece of heavy-duty foil, and lay it flat on the countertop with one side facing up (this will be the working surface). Place 1 cup of cheese in the center of the foil sheet, then sprinkle 1⁄4 cup of black beans over top of that; you can use canned refried beans if you’re in a pinch!
- Top with another 1⁄4 cup shredded cheddar and another 1⁄4 cup black beans, then add some salsa or pico de gallo (or both!) to taste, along with one tablespoon chopped green onion or scallion greens and two tablespoons diced tomato.
- Wrap up your nachos by folding over all four sides to completely cover all ingredients; fold several times for extra security against spillage! Then place on a hot griddle over direct heat for about 7 minutes until the cheese has melted, and everything inside is warm throughout—you’ll know it’s done when everything smells delicious!
We hope you enjoyed these three easy griddle camping recipes. They are easy to make and cook over a campfire griddle. If you have any other good recipes that use this method, please share them with us!