Campfire Baked Potatoes Recipe -
Campfire Baked Potatoes Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Campfire Baked Potatoes

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"This brings back memories of summers with my grandfather. Serve them with salt, pepper, and additional butter."

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Original recipe makes 4 potatoes Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    40 mins


  1. Poke each potato several times all over with a fork. Smear each potato with 1 tablespoon of butter, then double wrap in aluminum foil. Bury the potatoes in the hot coals. Allow to cook for 30 to 60 minutes until soft.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 07, 2009

TO those who had trouble with this recipe. I always cook the potatoes partially before leaving on our trip and reheat them in the fire. Soft potatoes guaranteed and 1/2 the cook time!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 26, 2006

my potatoes turned out hard as rocks. You should not bury them in the coals and 60 minuates is too long. They cook much better on top of the coals and you have to watch them very close and turn them often.

May 03, 2007

I've done this type of potato many a time and they always came out great. Instead of butter, try using olive oil and then rub them with sea salt. Wrap in foil and place on top of coals after you've had the fire going for a bit. Don't put them IN the fire, they'll come out like rocks. Cooking time varies but just poke 'em with a fork and you'll find out if they're done. Happy Cooking!

Jun 22, 2007

This is one of my favorite forms of potato. You need to put the potatos in the coals/embers on the side of the fire, not in the middle of the flames. You can also add seasoned salt to the butter, which turns out great. I like to cut open the potato and put the butter/salt inside instead of rubbing on the skin, but I'm sure that tastes good too. The cooking time depends on how hot the flames are. When the potatos are soft, they're ready. It's a campfire, so it's not an exact science.

Oct 04, 2010

poke the potatoes abusively with a fork, smother them in GLOBS of butter, and wrap the outsides of the potatoes with raw strips of bacon. The bacon will pretty much dissapear, but the juices soak into the potatoe

Dec 30, 2010

I prefer to use shortening, but this is a wonderful recipe. I love to eat the charred potato skins.

May 20, 2008

We always make our potatoes this way-when we are camping, except I use vegetable oil and sea salt. We even have a small round grill we use mainly for the potatoes. We put them on a grate and cover. Just turn them once in a while and when you pick them up to turn, if they are soft- then they are done. We make enough to refridgerate a couple to slice for breakfast fries. Simple and delicious.

Aug 17, 2009

I didn't make this recipe. But you can get great results with a potato and foil. Save the butter for the end. Start your fire get it hot. Put the tatters in the fire on the out side. Rotate them every 10 min. Have a beverage, then rotate again. We use a thick leather glove. We like to call it our cooking glove. After about 30/40 min. squeeze it between your fingers, using the cooking glove. This is not rocket science. Use your hand and your sense of smell. You can get great results on an open fire.


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  • Calories
  • 266 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37.2 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 11.7 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 4.7 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 94 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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