Sunday, July 24, 2011

Classic Camping Recipe (and Vegan, too): >>Veggie-Potato Foil Packets

photo: Annie Shapiro

Veggie-Potato Foil Packets

We make these every time we go camping to get a veggie or two into the kids along with all the biscuits, S'Mores and whatnot. Kids like to assemble the packets (which we usually do at home, then label with a sharpie) and then watch over them in the fire.

Serves:  4

4 small potatoes, chopped
2 carrots, peeled and sliced
1 cup of string beans with the ends snapped off
any other kind of veggies you like
olive oil
herbs - I only pack a few when we're camping, like basil & oregano
salt & pepper

1. Tear off 4 rectangles of aluminum foil and fold them in half to make double thick squares.
2. Let the kids assemble their own packets with the potatoes, carrots and string beans. 
3. Drizzle olive oil over the veggies. Season with herbs, salt & pepper.
4. Wrap up the foil packets so the contents are snugly wrapped, but not too tight.    
5. Place the packets directly on medium coals or on the hot part of the grill.
6. Turn them every 5 minutes or so, and cook them for about 20 minutes, or until everything is cooked through.  
7. Serve with salt & pepper

•  When making this for a group, put everything in a large aluminum pan and cover it with foil. (Or use a Dutch Oven.) Cook it on a hot grill or in the coals for about 45 minutes, stirring every 5 or 10 minutes.

“Potatoes served at breakfast, At dinner served again; Potatoes served at supper, Forever and Amen!” - Pennsylvania prayer


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