Campfire Baked Potatoes

Campfire Baked Potatoes

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

Ingredients 40 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 266 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 266 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 11.7 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 37.2g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 94 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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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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!


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!


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.