bacon, buttermilk, buttermilk powder, camping, char siu, chicken, chorizo, ginger, glacé fruit, noodles, raisin, sultana, tinned tomatoes
Over the years we’ve been camping (or ‘glamping’ if you prefer given the availability of electricity and hot water!) I’ve come up with a repertoire of one pan meals and snacks that can all be cooked in my trusty and very old electric frying pan. If you are camping without power, I think a good lidded cast iron frying pan would do just as well.
As well as the quick cooking dinners and snacks, there are a number of cakes and biscuits I bring from home that last particularly well and are perfect for a campfire afternoon tea – billy tea optional 🙂
There are a couple of notes and small modifications I make to a couple of the recipes when camping – for the Thai-ish chicken I bring the seasoning ingredients mixed together in a small container rather than whole bottles, and I often use normal cabbage rather than wombuk as it lasts better; and for the chicken and chorizo couscous, I use fresh rather than roasted cherry tomatoes.
I don’t want to pretend here that I cook balanced dinners every night when we’re away! We certainly have our share of fish and chips, and take away pizza, not to mention the sausages and bread, or bacon and eggs rolls that I’m sure you don’t need a recipe for, but when camping for more than a week, I do feel the need for a few meals that include vegetables and a bit of spice!
And for those who think cooking scones while camping is a bit ridiculous, I have to say that firstly there’s something rather fabulous about eating fresh scones with a cuppa by the beach (or lake, or mountain) that you have to try, plus if you look at the recipe these are honestly just damper with more cream 🙂
Char Siu with hokkien noodles and Chinese greens
Thai-ish chicken with hokkien noodles
One-pot pasta with tomato, bacon and olives
I love your camping posts Beck. Makes me want to head off again into the great outdoors with our mini caravan.Must get an electric frypan- I agree, so many things can be made in these. We added a Baby Q weber to our camping gear this year- great for baking stuff. I have never done scones but must try your approach.
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Beck @ Goldenpudding said:
Thanks Francesca! Interestingly, a few friends have been looking for a frypan like ours recently but they all seem more high tech these days and most have glass lids rather than the good old aluminium that is so robust for camping! Friends of ours have the baby Q too and it’s rather wonderful to be able to make roast lamb while camping 🙂
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