HOT TIP: 8 Outdoor Cooking Hacks
Campsite meals don't have to be stressful or boring (step away from the bakes beans). It can be an enjoyable experience if you plan ahead and have a few outdoor cooking tricks up your sleeve!
1. TIN FOIL COOKING
If you haven't tried tin foil cooking, we suggest giving it a go on your next camp out. Here are 8 reasons why we love it:
- It's quick, easy & fuss-free.
- Less cleaning up.
- Food can be made/assembled ahead at home & frozen.
- It's perfect for beginner campfire chefs.
- Food never falls through the grill into the fire.
- Everyone can customize their ingredients.
- It allows juices to combine.
- The steam creates an optimal cooking environment.
Quick tip - Add a few ice cubes to aluminum foil dinners or vegetables packets to prevent them from burning and to keep them moist.
2. NO-SHELL EGGS
Need an easier way to remove eggshell fragments from your cooking eggs? Hold the remaining half of the cracked shell in your hand and use it like a scoop to remove the chip. We’re happy to say this works 100% of the time!
3. SAFE SKEWERS
Soak your skewers in water for 30 minutes before threading ingredients on. Well-soaked skewers are slow to give up their moisture meaning, they will last longer on the campfire grill without burning up.
4. DITCH THE EGG RINGS
Forgot to pack the egg rings on a camping trip? No worries! Capsicum (and onion) rings make ingenious molds for fried eggs on the hotplate or frypan. They won’t get misplaced, there’s no additional cleaning and they’re totally edible!
5. REDUCED SALT
Accidently over did it on the salt? Add a peeled potato to the dish and finish cooking. The potato will absorb the excess salt!
6. EVEN KEBAB COOKING
When building kebabs, assemble the ingredients the same way for even cooking.
7. LEAKS NO MORE
A great way to prevent food spillages or save space in the fridge is to vacuum seal your meat or anything that may leak. You can also prepare dishes at home and seal them up before you leave to save on cooking time at camp!
8. SILLY SAUSAGES
Sausage coils are a fun (and tasty!) addition to your barbeque or camp cookout. Instead of turning 24 sausages, just flip one! For the full recipe click here.