Lori's Campfire Potatoes

Lori's Campfire Potatoes

Side Dish Potatoes Baked Potatoes

These 'taters are delicious and perfect for a camping trip. Don't forget to dress them up with sour cream, chives, and crumbled bacon. Be sure to use small potatoes, which cook through over an open fire better than larger ones.

Servings per recipe: 4
Calories per serving: 197
Preparation time: 5m
Total cooking time: 40m


  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 small (6-ounce) potatoes, unpeeled
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • 1   Preheat an outdoor grill or bring a campfire to medium heat (325 degrees F to 375 degrees F).
  • 2   Mix together salt, Italian seasoning, pepper, and garlic powder in a bowl. Pierce potatoes in several places with tines of a fork. Rub about 1 1/2 teaspoons oil onto each potato, then rub evenly with spice mixture. Put each potato onto a 12x12-inch sheet of heavy-duty foil. Wrap foil around potatoes and seal edges tightly, then wrap each packet with another sheet of foil.
  • 3   Grill packets, or nestle them into hot embers, rotating every 5 minutes, until potato flesh is soft, about 25 minutes total. (Carefully open 1 packet to check doneness with a fork. The potato's skin crisps during cooking, so you can't tell just by squeezing it.) Let rest 10 minutes before opening. Serve with your favorite toppings.
  • 4   To cook it indoors: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare packets (skip the extra layer of foil) and transfer to a baking sheet. Roast until potatoes are softened, about 45 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes before opening.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 7g 11%
    Saturated Fat 1.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg  
Sodium 971mg 39%
Potassium 743mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4.3g 17%
Protein 3.7g 7%
Sugars 2g  
Vitamin A 57IU  
Vitamin C 34mg  
Calcium 35mg  
Iron 2mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 3mg  
Vitamin B6 1mg  
Magnesium 43mg  
Folate 29mcg