There’s something special about camping meals, and we know you might be missing them while you’re staying home this Easter!
This year we are transforming our usual camping trips to a different type of adventure: a camp at home! If you’re doing the same thing, your favourite camping meals can help take your at-home holiday to the next level
Here are a few of our suggestions for camping food you can make at home. If you’ve got a BBQ that will be ideal, but these will all work with a regular oven or stove. For the ultimate camping atmosphere, we highly recommend eating either outside in the fresh air, or inside your camping setup at home.
1. Damper. The GOAT (in our humble opinion). Simple, delicious, and most importantly it’s just as easy to make in your oven as it is on the campfire!
2. Baked potatoes. Need we say more? Simply pierce potatoes with a force, wrap them individually in foil, let them cook either on the BBQ or in the oven and then add your favourite toppings. Butter, salt, and pepper are a must, then you can add anything you want! Some ideas are sour cream, chives, cheese, avocado, bacon, baked beans… the options are endless!
3. Jaffles. One of the simplest camping meals to make, and they’re easy to do at home too. Simply make a sandwich with your favourite filling (you could try ham and cheese, baked beans, tinned spaghetti, mince, anything really!), cook it up and you’re done! There are a few different cooking methods you can use at home – you could put the jaffle maker on the BBQ, cook them in a sandwich press, or simply cook the sandwich pancake style in a frying pan.
4. A good old-fashioned Aussie BBQ. It doesn’t get much better than a BBQ on a camping trip, but luckily this is something you can easily recreate at home with whatever you have on hand. The classic options are onions, sausages, burgers and kebabs, and we also love veggie skewers and corn on the cob– let them get charred to give it a real campfire feel. Yum!
5. S’mores. A quintessential camping treat. The ingredients are simple: Chocolate, marshmallows and crackers. Usually you’d toast the marshmallows over the campfire, but of course we don’t recommend making a fire at home! Instead, you can toast the marshmallows over the BBQ, or make the s’more into an open sandwich (similar to how you would make a grilled cheese) and place in the oven under the grill for a few minutes. Make sure to keep an eye on it though – they’ll cook quickly, and you don’t want it to melt everywhere.