Baked Potatoes on Open Fire | Campfire Dish

Baking a Potato over an open fire is an ancient technique that is lost these days due to the introduction of fancy home appliances.

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Baked Potatoes are a delicacy while camping. Here is a simple way of baking potatoes over a camp fire. This is pretty much an ancient way of baking them, with the aluminium foil being an improvisation.
The foil helps in retaining the essential moisture and also avoids the potato skin from getting too much fire marks. Once you eat this, it'll be pretty much your staple diet whenever you go camping or decide cooking in the wild.
If you are doing this in the wild, ensure that you don't start a wildfire. Take the necessary steps to put the fire off completely after you are done.

Recipe Details

  • Serves: 2 people
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Recipe Ingredients

  • 10-20 Medium Size Potatoes
  • 1 tbsp - Salt
  • 1 tbsp - Red Chilli Powder or Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp - Lemon Juice


1: Use medium size logs or branches to build a small fire if you are specifically making fire for baking potatoes. Else, you could just wait for the your camp bonfire to burn down to embers and then pop in the potatoes.

2: Cover each potato with an aluminium foil and toss it in the fire that is down to embers. If you want a deep baking effect, pierce the potatoes with a fork before wrapping them with the foil.

3: Let the Potatoes sit in the fire for around 30-40 minutes. 30 minutes should be enough if the potatoes are medium in size. After every 10 minutes, adjust the position of the potatoes in such a way that they get evenly cooked.

4: After 30 minutes, remove the potatoes carefully from the embers onto a plate. The aluminium foil will still be a bit hot, so be careful while taking that off. Cut the baked potatoes into medium size pieces and sprinkle salt/chilli powder over them. And that's eat, enjoy the tasty open fire baked potatoes.

Nutritional Information
Calories: 278 | Fats: 3.3 | Sodium: 29.9 | Protein: 7.5

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