Camp Oven Fast and Fabulous Recipes

 

To cook in a camp oven you need to master the basics first. Once you know and understand the basics you can adapt any recipe to suit an outdoor camp oven. The two things you must know and understand to use a camp oven successfully are heat placement and heat control. You can then adapt any meal to be cooked in a camp oven if you know and understand these basics. Here are some tips for successful camp oven cooking.

  • If you cook a meal in an oven at home, you are given the choice to heat both the top and bottom or the meal or the bottom only. To cook the same meal in a camp oven you will need to heat both the top and bottom of the camp oven. This is done by having hot coals on the lid and underneath the oven.
  • If you cook a meal on a stove top at home, then only the bottom of the meal is heated. You will do the same for the meal in the camp oven, only heat the bottom.
  • Controlling the heat of a camp oven is something you will need to master. Starting too hot will see burnt results. Avoid placing your camp oven directly on an open fire. Best results are when you cook over coals because they provide a steady heat. And hot coals can be put on top – see first point.
  • Keep a bucket of water or sand ready to extinguish your fire after you have finished cooking.
  • Use a seasoned camp oven. A well seasoned camp oven will have a hard exterior and provide you with many years of use.

 

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Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff

One of my favourite beef dinner dishes is Beef Stroganoff. On reading about its origins I discovered the dish got its name after Count Pavel Alexandrovich Stroganov. It seems a French chef was working for this wealthy St. Petersburg family and created this dish for a...

Porcupine Meatballs

Porcupine Meatballs

Porcupine Meatballs are a fun twist on the traditional meatball recipe. They are a tasty mix made of mince, rice and onion baked in a rich tomato sauce. They get the name because when the rice is added and the mixture is rolled into balls, the rice sticks out and the...

Paella

Paella

Paella is a Spanish rice dish. I first tried it on a holiday on the Spanish Balearic Island of Majorca and thought it was the tastiest rice dish I had ever tried. So I continue to try it regularly! I read somewhere that Paella is made by males in the household. It is...

Feta and Spinach Frittata

Feta and Spinach Frittata

If you love eggs then you will love Frittata. Very similar to quiche but without the pastry base and sides. You can include many flavoursome ingredients in a frittata like bacon, chorizo and onion. Two ingredients that taste great in a Frittata is feta and spinach and...

Beer Damper

Beer Damper

Damper is a classic outback Aussie food, 'bush bread' and is delicious. This recipe for damper uses beer which helps the bread rise and gives it a unique flavour. I love this recipe and I make it all the time when I use a camp oven. You can't beat freshly cooked...

Savoury Mince – Served With Mashed Potato

Savoury Mince – Served With Mashed Potato

Savoury Mince is a fast and fabulous meal. Easy to prepare and easy to make. The mince has many uses. Apart from being a great meal on its own, you can have it on toast the next day or you can use it as a filling in a pie. It has many yummy uses this one pot savoury...

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