There are few culinary experiences as delicious as cooking outdoors. Whether a BBQ in your backyard or cooking over a campfire, food has a unique flavor that amazes everybody’s taste buds and brings joy to the whole group regardless of age, but especially to the young ones who are always up for a delicious meal on a roasting stick.
But, when it comes to roasting stick foods, most people think of marshmallows or the more complex S’mores. While these are great ways to satisfy your sweet tooth, there are plenty of other tasty snacks or meals you can cook on a stick. And, if you are looking for some exquisite ideas, don’t stop reading this article. You’ll love what we have to say!
1. Hot Dogs
Few people will say they don’t like hot dogs, and those who do like them, cannot resist one cooked on a stick. Easy, cheap, and made only with a few items, hot dogs, buns, mustard, and ketchup, a hot dog on a stick is definitely a go-to camping meal.
And if you want to impress the little ones, how about a little twist to make some full-sized pigs in a blanket? All you need to do is wrap the hot dog in the crescent dough before skewering!
Since we are talking about dough, we can’t skip mentioning biscuits. Whether you want to enjoy it with a sausage, butter, jam, or plain, this is easy to cook and so much fun, especially for the kids.
In the past, people used to make their own dough from scratch, but you don’t have to go so far. It’s not difficult, but with cans of refrigerated biscuit or crescent roll dough available, you have no reason. Just take it out of the can and wrap it around the end of the roasting stick, pinching the sides together. Then, slowly roast it, turning constantly. When it’s golden-brown, you can indulge!
3. Bacon & Bread
When you say breakfast, do you instantly think of bacon? In this case, don't forget to pack some for your next camping trip. No, it doesn’t necessarily need to lie flat to be tasty! Just weave it on a stick and cook it over your campfire while enjoying your friends’ stories. Your mouth is watering already, isn’t it?
To enhance the experience, skewer some bread dough with garlic powder and herbs and let your taste buds run wild.
4. Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Can you think of a more delicious sandwich than grilled cheese? Neither can we! And we’re sure your kids will jump with joy the moment you tell them they can make their own while camping. All you need is a roasting stick with multiple branches to form a base for the sandwich to rest.
And if you want to add more to the sandwich, you can. Some might prefer a Grilled Ham & Cheese,so why not satisfy their desires, as well?
This might come as a surprise for many, but you can roast an egg over a campfire. While the other options are easier, this one will take a bit of practice, but believe us, it is worth your time and patience.
The first thing you need is a pocket knife you’ll use to cut small holes in both ends of the egg. Then, you carefully slide the stick through the holes and start roasting, making sure you’re rotating enough for your egg to cook evenly. When your egg becomes a bit hard to pull from the stick, and you don’t see the whites flowing out, you’re ready to eat it.
6. Veggies & Fruits
You can eat healthy during your camping trips, and who believes otherwise has never tried roasting veggies and fruits over the campfire. What a loss! There are plenty of veggies you can put on a stick, but we’d always vote for bell peppers of all varieties and colors. Roast them whole, and then stuff them with your favorite filling ingredients. You’ll love the exquisite wood-smoked flavor of their flesh combined with the char taken by their skin.
And, as dessert, you can skip the marshmallows and roast some tasty fruits like pineapple or bananas. Yes, bananas! Add a banana on your stick, and cook it in its peel until the inside feels soft and mushy. Once it’s done, scoop it out into a bowl, and, if you’re not on a diet, add your favorite banana split ingredients or anything you enjoy eating with bananas. What a delight!
Bonus Tip: Making the Fire & Choosing Your Stick
To make sure your snacks are delicious, you should know the basics of campfire cooking. Firstly, build your campfire about an hour before starting to roast the food, as it is best to cook over a bed of hot coals instead of sticking it directly in flames. After you give the kindling and logs enough time to burn down into embers, you can start prepping roasting sticks and snacks.
And, for a perfect roast, Carpathen Campfire Roasting Sticks set is a fantastic choice. The set contains six premium stainless steel expandable and rotating forks with natural wood handles, tip protectors for safety, a beautiful storage canvas pouch, and Roasting Guide with amazing cooking recipes. You’re ready to indulge, now!
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