Outdoor Cooking … Made Easy by Joseph D Bates Jr published in 1955

Outdoor Cooking

From the book intro: Let’s have fun in the great out-of-doors, where the blue sky is our roof and where the ever changing beauty of streams, lakes and hills makes food taste so much better than it ever could in the familiar confines of the family dining room!

Those of us who already are backyard chefs will find in this booklet many suggestions which make outdoor cooking much easier; plus culinary hints and recipes which are refreshing changes from the unimaginative frankfurters and hamburgsandwiches which too often become a habit.

Those who never have tried outdoor cooking before should find that preparing good food is much simpler than the uninitiated might suppose.


No campfire recipe for you to day visitors, but a whole book full of out door cooking tips and recipes. You can download the book in
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Campfire Spinach Dip / Spinatdip til Bålkosen

A great dip recipe found on diyprojects.com
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Camping does not have to be all hot dogs and hamburgers.  One should  include a few family favorites when one head out into the great outdoors.  This Campfire Spinach Dip is sure to become one of yours!

It’s a nice break from the traditional camping fare.  Served with a sliced baguette it makes the perfect breakfast or light lunch.  Creating a tin foil packet to encase the dip in makes cooking and clean up a breeze!

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Slab Bread / Hellebrød

A recipe for Stone Age bread gound on nrk.no
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Why not bake your own bread when you’re camping? Baking bread on a slab of stone is bread baking Stone Age style. If you really want to create authentic northern European Stone Age bread replace the wheat grains and wheat flour in the recipe with rye grain and rye flour. The wheat had not come this far north at that time. And skip the salt and taste the bread with wild herbs that would have grown here then, for example, yarrow or nettles.

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Gáhkko – Sami Bread / Samisk Brød

A traditional Sami bread recipe found on mytaste.no
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Gáhkko is a traditional Sami flat bread /bread that has a faint taste of anise. Excellent, and delicious as an accessory for stews and soups, and gorgeous with any kind of cheese. There are countless recipes and ways to bake it, but the best way and what gives the bread the best flavour is to fry them in a dry frying pan on the campfire. It works just as fine to bake this bread on a griddle or in an oven as well. Some sami bakers  make them them large, some make them small.

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Old Fashioned Griddle Cakes / Gammeldagse Takkekaker

An old fashioned recipe found on about.com
Old Fashioned Griddle Cakes / Gammeldagse Takkekaker

Want to try some delicious, authentic hot cakes? This is a simple recipe that can be expanded if necessary. Try adding frozen blueberries, dried cranberries, or chocolate chips to the batter.These griddle cakes can be made using your grill, camp stove, or conventional stove.

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