Cooking over an open campfire is a fun experience in itself; make this activity even more enjoyable by using basic ingredients in new ways. When cooking on a campfire, bring along a thick potholder to avoid burns. Purchase metal or bamboo camping skewers at grocery stores, or if you need to forage for a cooking stick, avoid dead wood as it will catch fire.
Pigs in a Blanket
Dress up ordinary hot dogs with a can of refrigerated biscuit dough to create pigs in a blanket. Slide one end of a hot dog onto a long skewer or stick so that the stick extends at least halfway into the hot dog. Open the can of refrigerated biscuits and separate one biscuit from the dough. Roll the biscuit between your hands to form a snake. Twist the dough around the hot dog in a spiral shape. Cook your wrapped hot dog over hot coals rather than open flames to avoid burning the dough. The biscuit will turn golden brown when it is done and the hot dog will be cooked through.
Citrus Fruit Eggs
Cut an orange or grapefruit in half and eat the fruit from one half to begin your meal. Scrape any remaining pulp away from the inside of the fruit with a spoon. Break one egg into the hollowed-out citrus fruit peel and nestle the egg into the hot coals at the edge of the fire. Either use whole eggs or try an egg substitute. Cook the egg until it appears done and then carefully remove it from the coals using tongs or heavy potholders.
Cut a long slit into the top of an unpeeled banana. Place the banana on a large piece of aluminum foil. Fill the inside of the banana with ingredients of your choice to create your own campfire banana split. Try peanut butter, chocolate chips, miniature marshmallows, candy, dried fruit, coconut or jelly. Cover the stuffed banana completely with the aluminum foil and twist the ends of the foil tightly shut. Place the banana in the coals of the campfire for about 10 to 15 minutes to melt all of the ingredients. Carefully remove the foil wrapped banana with potholders and unwrap the foil. Use a spoon to eat the gooey insides of the banana.