Sometimes food is better on a stick! For many kids that is one of the purest joys in life. It doesn’t matter what the food might be it, always seems to taste better when it is on a stick. Obviously the most popular food item that has ever been placed on a stick is the hotdog. This little treat has been around for a very long time and it has done a wonderful job of keeping campers happy and well fed around the world.
Even if your family isn’t interested in camping, there might come a time when you have no other option but to set up camp. If the grid goes down and you no longer have access to your modern kitchen, what will you feed your family and how will you prepare it? If you have a good grasp on some campfire food basics, your family will survive and even thrive. Today, we are going to look at some of the best and easiest options for campfire cooking and to make it a little more fun, we’ll look at foods you can cook on a stick.
The Hot Dog
Hotdogs are some of the cheapest options you will ever find. You can find hot dogs made from chicken, beef, and pork and there is even a whole line of kosher dogs too. Regardless of what your looking for these wieners are some of the best eats you will find around the campfire! And they are best when cooked on a stick.
It would probably be a bad idea to try and make your very own spit roast or rotisserie. Cooking a whole chicken over a campfire is not only going to take a super long time but it could lead to some very undercooked meat if you don’t know what you’re doing. However there is a way to have your chicken and make sure it is cooked well.
Chicken tenders are some of the most prevalent options in the stores. You can take a few of these tenders, marinate them in whatever you prefer, and then skewer them. Tenders will cook up in a few minutes and you will be able to eat them right off the stick. Plus, if you have coated the chicken in any kind of sauce you can avoid getting messy hands since you will not have to touch the meat with your fingers.
Did you know that in 1911, one of the requirements in Boy Scouts was to make biscuits over an open flame? Plus they had to make their own dough! It can be done and it is not as hard as you might think. Today we have canned biscuits and those are by far the easiest options. Just pull out a few biscuits and then, one at a time, skewer them and wrap them around your stick. You need to make sure that you have a stick that is hardy enough to handle the weight of bread. Cook them carefully to avoid burning!
I am not aware of any food that has as much fanfare as bacon. It seems that every other week a new burger is unveiled by one of the fast food giants and all they have done is covered the patty in bacon. And yet bacon is one of those foods that can be cooked over an open flame. So how can this be accomplished? Well you simply need to wrap the bacon around your stick and let it roast. It really is quite simple.
Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Is there a better sandwich in all the land than grilled cheese? My son would tell you that this is the dish of choice for any special occasion! And while you might not be able to slather on the butter while cooking over a campfire, you will be able to make a nice grilled cheese. You will need a stick that has multiple branches in order to form a base for the sandwich to rest.
In some cases we have been able to make a vice out of two or three different branches. Then you can make the sandwich, place it in the cradle and simply roll it over the flame.
I bet you didn’t know that you could roast an egg over a campfire. To be fair this is one of the harder things to do. While the other options are pretty straightforward and simple, this option will take some practice to get right. However the key is patience.
The first thing you need is a stick that is large enough to hold an egg but small enough to slide through the 2 small holes you will have to make in the egg. It might take a while to find a stick that works, but once you figure it out, you’ll be set. With a pocketknife you need to cut a small hole in both ends of the egg. You then slide the stick through the holes and simply roast the egg over the fire. Make sure you rotate enough so it cooks evenly. Once the whites stop flowing out and the egg becomes a bit hard to pull from the stick, it is ready.
Does this really need an explanation? There’s nothing better than a hot, gooey marshmallow straight from the campfire. It’s the perfect dessert and your family will love you forever if you are prepared to serve this delicacy on a stick!
What are some other campfire foods that you have tried cooking on a stick?