How To Cook Breakfast Over The Campfire With A Stick
Fall has arrived, which means campfires are allowed again on most public lands and campgrounds after being banned over the hot dry summer.
Man has been cooking over a campfire since he first discovered how to create fire. Most every RVer has enjoyed roasting marshmallows or hot dogs on a stick over a fire, but have you ever tried cooking an entire breakfast?
One of our RVing friends came up with the idea after seeing a post regarding cooking cinnamon rolls on a stick over the fire. Poke a twig through the rolls to help secure them.
That worked so well we thought, if you can use a stick for breakfast rolls, why not bacon and eggs too? Cooking bacon on a stick is just a matter of finding the right stick with a couple of protruding nubs a few inches apart.
Poke the nub through one end of the bacon, then wrap the bacon around the stick securing the other end to the other nub, place over the fire until fried and smoked to perfection.
Eggs proved to be a little more difficult, but with a little aluminum foil, the problem was quickly rectified. Use the foil to make a pouch, crack a couple of eggs into it, add pepper, cheese, vegetables, and whatever else you like, fold the top closed, poke your roasting stick through the top, and then “bake” over the fire.
The trick is to have one or two chefs cooking each entree so they all come out of the fire at the same time and you can enjoy them hot on your breakfast plate! If you like cooking over the fire often, check out these 15 Awesome Tools For Cooking Over The Campfire.
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Now that is some creative ingenuity. Me? I just went down to the local sporting goods store and bought everything already designed to be used over the campfire. And if you can’t find the exact one (like me) I just multi talked a couple to be used for more than its intended purpose. The only downfall is, I have to wash them if I want to keep them. Whereas with sticks, when you are done you just toss the stick into the fire and walla …..no dishes to clean. Happy travels.
Joe Kleinsmith’s says
Ever cook bacon and fried eggs in a paper sack over a campfire. Boy Scouts know how.
My favorite stick recipe is the one I learned in Girl Scouts. Cover the end of a stick with foil, wrap one of Pillsbury’s Pop ‘n Fresh Crescent Rolls around it to create a little tube shaped pocket, being sure to seal the bottom shut. Bake it over the fire to a nice crusty golden brown. Using a towel or potholder gently remove roll off of stick and fill with butter and jelly/jam. A little bit of child heaven. My Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Boy Scouts all loved this breakfast treat.
Gary Atkins says
Used fresh crescent and filled with pudding and a little bit of cake icing on top delicious
James Christian says
Be careful of what kind of wood you’re using and where you’re cutting it from. Some woods are toxic and some places don’t allow cutting.
T Martin says
You have to be careful what kind of stick you use. Many can be poisonous. It has been a long time since I had a Scout troop (either boys or girls) so I don’t remember which ones need to be avoided.
I was thinking this very thing. Also whatever stick you are using the food will take on a taste generated by the wood. Personally I would stay away from this and use other items to cook over a campfire which will prove much more convenient than finding a stick that is safe and having to arrange it so it stays on the stick. Use a grate and cast iron or other cook pans that will work on an outdoor campfire. There are camping cast iron dutch ovens that allow hot coals to be placed on the lid to aid on cooking. Not understanding the safe woods to use and not maybe mistaking a wood could prove to be dangerous. I would stay away from cooking this way.
Richard Gabrisch says
Oatmeal is a difficult item.