Campfire Baked Potatoes with Safari Smoke SeasoningDavid Schmunk
Recipe development and photography by David Schmunk
This is fast, inexpensive and easy dish to make when camping or a making a backyard campfire. It can be customized with your own style, choice of garnishes and sides or in any way you like. These are just recommendations.
0 hours 30 mins
- After the camp fire burns out, (or in a section where the flames have died out) make a nest from the hot wood coals and ashes and bury the potatoes inside. Make sure to cover the potatoes fully with the coals so they will cook all the way through.
- Let the potatoes cook naturally inside the coals for 15-20 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare some sides and garnishes for your plate. I used a fresh cucumber, baby bell peppers and stuffed green olives.
- After about 20 minutes, uncover a potatoes with a stick or a shovel and place them in a bowl (you can poke or cut one open to make sure they finished baking).
- Peel the skin of the potato with your fingers and move to a plate where you prepared your sides and garnishes.
- Add a healthy slice of butter or drizzle with olive oil for taste. Sprinkle with Safari Smoke Seasoning and a bit of salt to taste. (I recommend our Ghost Pepper Salt to add that lingering spicy kick).
- Pour some Southern Braai Sauce (shown) or your favorite African Dream Foods Hot Sauce on your plate to dip and smother your potatoes in. Enjoy with and iced coke or your favorite beverage.