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Camping meals are an integral part of every camping trip. They offer a unique feeling of their own as they are often different from our regular, everyday foods.
Living in the outdoors doesn’t mean that you have to settle for mediocre, bland tasting meals. You can make some delicious and yet simple meals at the campsite. In this article, I’ll show you some easy camping meals for family.
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10 Easy Camping Meals for Family
1. Well-buttered Scrambled Eggs
Scrambled eggs make for a nourishing, delicious family breakfast. They are also easy to cook. The ingredients needed are eggs, butter, and water.
Pour a few tablespoons of water and butter into a saucepan. Don’t place the saucepan onto the fire yet. Crack the eggs into the saucepan and stir the egg whites with the mixture. Put the saucepan or pot on top of the fire or cooker.
Once the mixture starts to get warm, break the yolks and stir. As soon as the butter starts to melt, remove the saucepan from the fire and keep stirring. You’ll keep taking the saucepan off the fire for 15 seconds and back on the fire for 30 seconds.
This is done so that the butter completely melts while the egg gets barely cooked. As soon as the butter completely melts and mixes with the egg, you can leave the eggs on the fire for a little while longer. Keep stirring and take the saucepan off the heat after one or two minutes.
Enjoy this tasty family breakfast.
2. Toasted Campfire Cinnamon Rolls
You need a can of cinnamon rolls and roasting prongs or roasting sticks. Insert the stick or prong in the center of the bun. Place the cinnamon rolls over your mellowed campfire. Cook for about 8 to 12 minutes while frequently turning for an even toast.
Remove the cinnamon rolls from the campfire and allow them to cool down so you can remove the roll from the roasting stick or prong. Serve with tea or coffee and enjoy it with your family.
3. Scrambled Potato and Eggs
To cook this, you need eggs, potatoes, chopped peppers, butter, and onion. Put a tablespoon of butter into a pan and melt it on fire. Add the onions, potatoes, and pepper to the pan. Cook for about 20 minutes until the potatoes are soft enough.
Add another tablespoon of butter to the pan. Once the butter is melted, pour in your eggs. Cover the pan and cook for about 4 minutes. Serve while hot.
4. Potato Boats
The ingredients required for this meal are potatoes, cooked stripped bacon, cooked ham, cheddar cheese, and butter.
Take the potatoes and cut each one five times. Do not split the potatoes. We only want cuts on them. In each segment/cut, add ham, cheese, and bacon. Place each potato on an aluminum foil. Add a little butter to the top of the potato and spread it around.
Wrap up each potato and cook over your campfire.
5. Sweet Potato Fries
You need sweet potatoes, vegetable oil, chili powder, chopped garlic, and seasoning. Cut the sweet potatoes lengthwise into thin strips or fries. Mix your ingredients in a bowl.
Place your sweet potato fries on aluminum foil. Cook the potatoes over a grill or campfire. Make sure to turn them for even coverage. And finally, you can enjoy the sweet potatoes with your sauce.
To make the potatoes crispier, you can soak the thin strips in water for 30 minutes before draining them for an hour.
6. Fried Fish Fillets
You would need fish fillets, flour, pancake mix, a can of beer, and cooking oil for this meal.
Clean your fish fillets and dip them into the flour for an even coat. Take the pancake mix and stir in half of the beer until it is smooth. Take the fish fillets and dip them into the pancake mix.
Heat your oil and cook the fish fillets in it. Now you can serve and eat. If you like, you can serve with extra seasonings like pepper and lemon.
7. Corn Fritters
Corn fritters are perfect for meals at any time of the day. You can also eat them as snacks if you want. To cook this meal, you need cornbread mix, canned corn, sugar, and cooking oil.
Mix the cornbread mix and sugar into a bowl and mix. Add water gradually while stirring at the same time. Rinse and drain the canned corn and add it to the mixture.
Heat your cooking oil until it is very hot. Put the batter into the pan with measured uniform sizes—Cook for about three minutes. Flip over and cook for another three minutes. Serve and enjoy.
8. Bubble and Squeak
Bubble and Squeak is one of the delicious and easy camping meals for family. The ingredients are cabbage, potatoes, and polish sausages. Chop the cabbage, potatoes, and sausages. Pour them all into a pot or saucepan.
Add some water and cook/simmer until everything is cooked. This will take about 15 to 20 minutes.
9. Bean Soup
To prep this, you need a can of white beans/kidney beans mix, a tin of tomatoes, diced carrots and other veggies, onion, garlic, minced sausage, vegetable oil, and water. You can also add other ingredients that you want, like couscous.
Fry your garlic and onion in some vegetable oil for about a minute. Add the beans, tomatoes, and water. Add your carrots, minced sausage, and other veggies. Stir over medium heat until the soup starts to boil. Add extra water if you wish.
Reduce the heat if possible, and allow to simmer for about ten minutes.
The quantity of water depends on how thick you like your soup.
10. Eggs in Jail
This is an effortless meal that everyone in the family will appreciate. Your kids will also enjoy cutting open the bread. To prep this meal, you need some thick sliced bread, eggs, and butter.
Butter both sides of the bread. Cut a hole that can accommodate a cracked egg in the middle of the bread. Grease a frypan with very little butter and let it heat up. Place the bread into the pan. Put a little butter in the hole in the middle of the bread.
Crack an egg into the hole of each bread slice. Cook the bread slice until it is golden at the bottom. Flip over with a spatula and get the other side brown too. You’ll enjoy the mix of the eggs and the bread together.
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The meals listed here are easy to prepare, and yet, they remain tasty. They’ll leave your family craving for more and looking forwards to the next camping trip. Also, they don’t require special equipment or elaborate ingredients to cook, so you can still pack light for your camping trip.