Escape Adventures not only provides some of the most incredible bike tours around, but we also take pride in offering some of the best tasting food while on your tour. Many of you have asked us for recipes and we have recently put up some ideas for making your own energy bars BEFORE you head out on your adventure. But, what about a recipe for food DURING your outdoor excursion? Over the next few weeks, we will feature some of the favorite foods that can be prepared while outdoors. Here is this week’s campfire recipe.
Bacon Ranch Campfire Potatoes: We love grilled potatoes in foil. They’re perfect with seafood or chicken. This is an amazing combo of cheddar cheese, ranch dressing, and bacon. These are some of our favorite flavors and it’s awesome that they’re combined for a quick and easy side dish for the entire camp.
Ranch dressing makes this recipe come together easily and quickly. Slice potatoes and add simple ingredients like bacon, ranch dressing, cheese and herbs for an excellent campfire side dish. We love using fresh ingredients.
- 1 1/2 lbs of potatoes (Yukon gold)
- 1/3 cup Ranch Dressing
- 4 slices of bacon cooked and crumbled
- 1/4 cup shredded cheddar or Colby Jack cheese
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped finely
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- pepper to taste
- non-stick cooking spray for greasing
- Preheat grill to 350 degrees.
- Scrub and slice potatoes. Prepare foil. Use heavy duty foil if you have it. Otherwise, use a double layer. Cut off a piece large enough to fold over potatoes on all sides. Spray evenly with non-stick cooking spray.
- Mix potatoes with ranch dressing. Layer on foil. Top with bacon, shredded cheese, salt, pepper, and parsley.
- Cook over fire, or in coals for about 15 minutes. Flip over and cook for another 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.
The ranch dressing seems to get absorbed as the potatoes cook. Feel free to just by adding half of the ranch in the beginning and add the remaining half after they’ve been cooked.
Spray the foil well. The potatoes will definitely stick if you don’t.