Campfire Recipes – Sandwich Irons

As a Boy Scout, we spent months out of each year camping, hiking, staying in tents, and cooking over campfires. It’s one of the reasons I still love cooking over the open flame under the morning sun, or when it’s raining lightly. It just tastes better.


One of the main things you will need for this recipe is a set of sandwich irons. The one linked is a double, they sell single sandwich irons as well. I like the double because you can buy 2 and make 4 sandwiches instead of paying double.

PREPARATION
  1. Make sure the campfire is very hot with glowing coals.
  2. Spray the insides of the sandwich iron with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Lay a piece of bread on each side of the iron and press it down slightly to make an indentation in the bread. Place a few tablespoons of fruit on the bread and sprinkle on about 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon sugar mixture. Lay the other piece of bread on top of the other.
  4. Connect the two sides of the sandwich iron and press down, locking the handles together. Scrape away any bread hanging out of the irons as it will burn in the hot coals. Place the iron right in the middle of the hottest part of the fire and leave it there for about 2 to 3 minutes. The sides should be toasted golden brown when ready. The pie will be very hot, so allow it to cool for a couple minutes before eating.
EQUIPMENT:

Use a seasoned sandwich iron (Make sure it has been properly seasoned before use. You may need more than one depending on the number of people.)
Nonstick cooking spray
Campfire (or very hot coals in a grill)
Knife

You can make many different types of sandwiches of course. My personal favorite is a Reuben or a toasted PB&J.

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