Deer Camp Drilled Potatoes

We’ve been cooking baked potatoes in the fire at Deer Camp for years. Here is a fun “twist” on campfire baked poatoes for you group!

It’s a pretty simple and fun recipe to do at camp, items needed: Potato, Drill, Foil, and things to stuff in your potato! Enjoy!

You can get creative with what you choose to put in your Drilled Potatoes. In the video below we used cheese, bacon, and onions.

Flavor Fusion

The cool think about cooking them this way is it really inhances the flavor profile of you potato. As the potato cooked for us the onions started to break down and fuse out tators with onion.  You can take this idea as far as you would like.  I certainly think a garlic clove in the potato would add a great layer of flavor.

Stuffing Ideas

As I mention earlier we used bacon, chese, and onion for our potatoes and I think a garlic clove would be great.

The kids love to stuff string cheese sticks or hotdogs in theirs.

Other ideas are broccoli and chedder cheese, chili, fajita vegetables, or anything you can fit in there.

Things to Remember

The biggest thing to remember is to double wrap the potatoes in foil.  One layer will probably get them burned.  It ususally takes about 45 minutes to cook a potato in a campfire depeneding on how hot you have it burning.

Deer Camp Drilled Potatoes
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Stuffed Potatoes Cooked in a Campfire
  • Potato
  • Bacon
  • Cheese
  • Onion
  • Foil
  • Drill
  1. Drill out the center of your potato length wise. Use caution not to drill all the way through both ends of your potato. Once you have the hole, stuff it with you ingredients. Wrap the potato in two layers of foil and carefully bury it in the campfire coals with a shovel for safety.
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