The Secret To Great Campfire Cooking Is A Little Patience

The Secret To Great Campfire Cooking Is A Little Patience

Spring is here and it’s time to go camping again. Campfires are arguably the best part of camping and cooking over them is always fun. But it’s easy to get impatient when you’re hungry and you see flames dancing in the pit. If you want to have the best cooking experience over an open fire, patience is key.

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As Meghan Splawn at The Kitchen explains, trying to cook food over a fire too early is one of the biggest mistakes campers make. You might have a roaring fire going, but that doesn’t mean that it’s ready for roasting your hot dogs and marshmallows. You want your fire to burn down into hot coals that provide a more intense, even heat. I know it’s hard to wait, but give your fire 30 to 45 minutes after it’s been lit before you try cooking anything over it. As soon as you have a bed of glowing coals, you’re in business. You can find more great campfire tips at the link below.

5 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid When Cooking over an Open Fire [The Kitchn]

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