SFR Favorite meals when camping

Discussion in 'Camping, Hiking, Cooking' started by sheetfly, May 10, 2008.

  1. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    What type of system do you plan to cook with? Over fire, small coleman, big ole grill, what? Makes a big difference. I have about everything you can think of to cook with. From DO's up to super grills and griddles. There is so much you can do, depends on what you have with you to cook with.

    I have an easy vegetable fry that has always been a hit. One of the things always asked to be cooked. Simpy marinate chicken breasts in teriyaki. Then cook them up. Slice up some onions and start to caramelize them while you cut up the chicken. Slice up some yellow, red, and orange sweet peppers and toss them in. Cook vegetables to your preferred taste (some like them near snapping raw, some like them super cooked and bendy) and toss in the chicken. I usually won't add any more teriyaki, but will spice it up a bit. A little cayanne for a kick, or just simple seasoning salt (and can toss in sliced jalapeno's if you like or red pepper flakes for heat instead).

    I like to do a mixture of stuff, mostly since I do alot of camp cookouts and big events (and a TON of deer/elk/fishing camps as well). Deep fried turkey always is a hit. Make sure to season inside and out. If you inject, do it at least 24 hours in advance to let the injection points seal back up (if you do it right before you fry, will sear down into the breast, drying out the turkey). I will bring out my small fryers and do fresh home made french fries, fresh beer battered (onion rings, fries, fish, put whatever in this line lol). I'll also do big fry ups of chicken on my grills.

    For breakfast, I pull out my big griddles. These are restaurant quality, and they're big. So I can do alot on them. I'll cheat a bit here. I'll buy the big thing of OreIda hashbrowns. I can do 1-2 of the 6# bags at a time on each griddle. Of course on the other griddle (I usually run at least 2 at a time) I'll do the bacon, sausage, etc. Then run pancakes, french toast, eggs, etc.

    An easy thing to do is freezer bag omelets. Take heavy duty freezer bags (ones that are about sandwich bag sized) and toss in some whipped eggs. Toss in some cheese, ham, whatever you want in them. Get a big pot of hot water and just toss them in. Take them out occasionally and kneed the bags. Helps stir them up a bit and cook them thoroughly. Wait till they are about solid and pull them out and eat. Depending on your stock pot (I have a few in a variety of sizes) you can do a dozen or so at a time. Helps to have the person write their name on the bags with permanent ink so they know which is theirs.

    Those are a couple quick ones. Have fancier. Seafood stews, SOS, etc. But I even have portable ovens to bake with. LOL.
     
  2. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    Thought I'd show part of my camp setup (this is only a small part of the setup lol).

    This is my breakfast setup.
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    This is my part of my setup with my bbq box on doing some chicken.
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  3. Dustin Bise

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    WOW that seems excessive.
     
  4. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    Dustin, I do huge cookouts, including hunting and fishing camps of over 30 guys (and some fishing events of over 100 easy). But for a group of 12 or more, it works great, and NO ONE waits for food.

    Oh, and an edit. What you don't see in the chicken cooking picture is to my right is another big stove cooking up french fries and onion rings, and to my left (about where the camera man was standing) was two big deep fryers doing huge pots of soft shelled crabs and deep fried turkeys. LOL
     
  5. Pieter Salverda

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    I think I just had a mini heart attack while reading your edit.
     
  6. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    LOL Peter. I'm not sure if you mean that as in cholesterol or wanting to eat.
     
  7. Buck

    Buck "Ride'n Dirty."

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    Jerry i'm sure the guys you cook for appreciate it.
     
  8. Mr.E

    Mr.E He called me an Elitist ?? LOL ..what a moron

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    Jerry, where do you get soft shell crabs from?
     
  9. Jeremy Floyd

    Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    I always opt for a little more effort/weight and pack in a steak (which marinates in a vacuum packed bag) for the first night and then I do Au Gratin Potato mix along with it. There is just something about going to bed completely content that first night that makes the bumps and bruises seem so much less significant.
     
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    Jergens AKA Joe Willauer

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    So when do you want to go fishing?
     
  11. Abel1

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    Hot links and scrambled eggs for the morning, keeping it simple.
    Water or booze for lunch. Dinner is up for grabs?
    Good luck.
     
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    I second the dutch oven. Roast beef with all the trimmings after a day chasing fish can't be beat.

    Jerry, you are off the charts!
     
  13. sheetfly

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    Dang Jerry that's awesome!! I (we) have the double burner camp chef, several colemans. Gonna get the BBQ box for the camp chef. Also am going to get the Dutch Oven thing going but still have to learn it.
    Awesome responses. I'm pumped for some fish camp partying!
    Thanks
     
  14. Kevin J. Burnham

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    Spitz,Fried Chicken & Beer. Don't matter what brand as long as it is cheap or free !!!
     
  15. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    Sheetfly, I'd suggest you getting the Super Grill box for that double burner camp chef. It's awesome, and has lots of clearance for bigger foods.

    Yeah, I get asked to go fishing alot, but normally on weekend or longer trips (I won't carry that much for just a day trip). Have a big event coming up Memorial weekend (well, that depends on how many guys show up for springer fishing).

    I actually was doing that for the gear board I help run (I do a fly and a gear board as a moderator). One of the guys on the board flew in for a big event on the Cowlitz last year (he came from Washington DC) and brought the soft shelled crabs (which I LOVE!!!!!!!). I'm hoping he makes it to this years event too.