Campfire Vidalias Recipe -
Campfire Vidalias Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Campfire Vidalias

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"Camping? This is a big hit around the campfire when you want a little snack! I can never make enough. And it is very easy to make when you have no 'kitchen space.'"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    45 mins


  1. Peel onions, and cut each one into quarters, keeping onion together. Place one tablespoon of butter and one whole clove of garlic into the center of each one. Double wrap each onion in aluminum foil and drop into the hot coals of your campfire.
  2. Cook for 30 to 40 minutes. Carefully remove them from the coals and tear them open. Season with salt to taste, and eat.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

Totally awsome with garlic,I have tried this recipe many times, always a great item. Another way is to core the top of onion and put a tablespoon of butter and a tablespoon of brown sugar instead of garlic, comes out carmalized. Vidalia Onions are a gift from God!!! (P.S. works in microwave[wrap in paper towels] also for inside camping)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 06, 2006

This recipe was okay, but nothing to rave about. The butter and garlic was not enough spice. The onion should not be cut but rather the spices should be inside the onion. ( in my recipe I use whole onions and core a little out from the middle but not enough to go through the bottom, then place a bouillon cube and butter then pepper. Wrap in heavy duty foil and bake or place in hot coals.)


48 Ratings

Jan 25, 2004

This was AWESOME and we did it on the grill instead of campfire. It tastes like french onion soup on your plate! ... went very nicely with the steaks we grilled.

Jul 19, 2006

We do this all the time on our gas grill. I use heavy duty foil, put them on the bottom for about 10 minutes move them to the top and cook for about 20 minutes more...they are so-o-o good!

Jan 25, 2004

I just threw this over the coals of our grill while we cooked dinner and it was delicious!

Jan 25, 2004

This recipe tasted ok but didn't "wow" us. We are very simple campers, and for us it was more of a hassle than it was worth to bring the items neccessary to make this. It was good to try once, but we probably won't make it again.

Jul 14, 2006

I saw this recipe on a cooking show, but the only difference is to put crushed beef bouillon cubes on top and it tastes like french onion soup. It's awesome. You can even put it in the oven or on the grill (at least 25-30 mins) In fact I had one last night!

Jan 25, 2004

Made this for supper and had our brother-in-law out and all liked it very much and since we raise a garden this was something differnet to use up vegetables. Will make it again. Julia


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  • Calories
  • 197 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.2 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 11.8 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 3.9 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 91 mg
  • 4%

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

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