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Fire Roasted Potatoes Fire Roasted Potatoes
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Fire Roasted Potatoes

Makes: 4 servings


1 roll of tinfoil
1 roll of paper towel
1 large onion finely chopped
8 large new potatoes
4 tbsp | 2 oz | 60 g butter 


At your campsite
Tear off four 1-ft squares of tinfoil. Chop the potatoes into small chunks and finely chop the onion. Divide the chopped potatoes onto the four squares of tinfoil. Sprinkle each pile with the diced onions, butter, and a dash each of salt and pepper. Wrap up each square into a carefully sealed pouch. Now wrap each pouch in wet paper towel, and again in another square foot of tinfoil. Place each package in the fire embers and cook for 30-45 minutes, turning often to avoid burning.

Insider’s Tips 

  • Add dried herbs or garlic for additional flavour. 
  • Sprinkle some parmesan or grated cheddar on top of the potatoes after they are done and let sit 5 minutes for the cheese to melt... delicious!