Foil Cooking – Fire Cooked French Fries

Unpeeled potatoes cut into medium sized strips
salt and pepper
clove of garlic
choice of seasonings
nonstick spray
strips of bacon
sweet pepper strips
Anything else you can think of.

This is a great campers recipe because its easy to prepare, very little clean up involved, and these foil cooked fries take a while to cook so you can cook them while preparing other meal items. These fries go great with hamburgers.

You’ll need a square piece of foil, greased, oiled with olive oil or sprayed with nonstick spray. LAyer cut strips (1/4 to 1/2 inch thick) of potato on the foil, I like to throw in a chunk of butter and a clove of garlic for added flavor. Seal the foil and lay in medium coal for 15-20 minutes. Carefully remove from the coals and add other seasonings and more butter or oil if needed. Adding a chunk of bacon in the foil packet for a great twist to the recipe. Sweet peppers and mushrooms are great additions to the recipe too.

Cook these fries in medium coals for 30 to 40 minutes until done. You can cook a little longer for crispier fries. The bacon will indicate how well the fries are done and also add a delicious flavor to the fries. Top these with sour cream or blue cheese or ranch dressing.

Another idea is to throw in a chunk of american cheese and allowing to melt over the coals for a few minutes. I haven’t tried it but it sounds good.

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