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Campfire Spiral Potato

Add a twist to campfire cooking and try out spiralled potatoes!

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Introduction

An inspirational thought - if apples can be spiralled then so can potatoes and potatoes are a perfect campfire food. The spiralled shape should, in theory, speed up the cooking time.

So, we put it to the test and explored a few different cooking techniques that seemed to work!


What you'll need

  • campfire ready for cooking
  • apple spiralling machine
  • potatoes
  • cooking pan/dutch oven
  • fire gloves
  • cooking oil
  • bowl/container
  • spices (optional)

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Environmental Considerations

Consider the environmental impact of preparing, carrying out & completing this activity. Could this impact be reduced? Specific considerations for this activity could include:

  • fire smoke
  • source of firewood

Health & Safety Considerations

Follow your usual operating procedures and carry out appropriate risk benefit assessments.
Some considerations particular to this activity include:

  • food hygiene
  • fire safety
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Step #1 Spiral the spud!

After washing your potato use the spiralling machine to create a lovely spiralled spud! Get as many ready as you are going to cook. We recommend experimenting with cooking first.

Top Tip

Don't waste the inside of the potato as you can cook this too.

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Baking or frying or both

As this was a bit of an experimental cooking exercise we played round and found that frying first, followed by baking worked a treat.

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Step #2 Frying in the Dutch Oven

Lightly season the cooking oil (optional) and heat.

When the oil is hot add the potato (spiral and core). It's hard to keep the spiral shape when stirring it around but it does look good!

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Step #3 Baking

Once you have done the frying you can bake to finish off cooking the potato through.

We used aluminium foil (see below for an alternative). We pulled out the spiral and loosely closed the foil around the potatoes. We baked it for about 20 minutes but do keep checking as times will vary depending on heat of fire etc.

Note 1

We didn't have a spacer so used foil. A Dutch oven spacer can be used instead to place an internal metal container inside the Dutch oven - then you don't need to worry about burning on the bottom!

Note 2

You can place burning wood on top of the Dutch oven to create an oven effect from the top - we didn't do this but you could give it a try - let us know how it goes!

Baked spiral potato

Baked - no frying

If you want to avoid frying then the baking works just as well on its own. You need to leave it in the Dutch oven for longer but the result is pure potato joy!

Potatoes 3 Ways!

  • Crispy Cores
  • Simply Baked Spiral
  • Spiralled, Fried & Baked

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Disclaimer: Muddy Faces cannot take any responsibility for accidents or damage that occurs as a result of following this activity.You are responsible for making sure the activity is conducted safely.



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