This variation of campfire potatoes is hearty enough to serve as a main dish. If you are serving it as a side dish, it will make more than 4 servings.
If your Scouts are “meat and potatoes” guys, they will enjoy making this. It is pretty easy, so even inexperienced cooks should be able to handle this.
Loaded Campfire Potatoes
- Charcoal fire (16 briquettes)
- Dutch oven
- Spatula or fork
- Cutting board
- 4 large potatoes
- 1 onion
- 6 strips of bacon
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 ½ cups cheddar cheese
- sour cream (optional)
- chives (optional)
- Prepare your charcoal fire.
- Wash and peel the potatoes. Cut into bite sized pieces.
- Dice the onion.
- Heat the Dutch oven over the charcoal.
- Fry the bacon in the Dutch oven until crisp. Remove.
- Sauté the onion in the bacon grease until it begins to soften.
- Add the potatoes in with the onion and mix.
- Cover the Dutch oven and move 4 briquettes to the top.
- Let cook for 30 minutes, until the potatoes are tender.
- Crumble the bacon on the top. Garnish with cheese, sour cream, and chives.
Serves 4 as a main dish.
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