Campfire Eggs

Outdoor CookingToday I thought I would finish up the Outdoor Cooking Merit Badge Helps that I had planned.  I recently discovered you can cook eggs in a paper bag. Well, let me re-state that – I recently attempted this. I had heard of it before but had never ventured to try it.

eggs in bag 1The concept is pretty simple.  Place 2 slices of bacon in the bottom of a paper bag, top it with eggs, and place it in the fire pit to cook. The last time my family went camping we tried this.  We did discover a few things.

  1. As you can see in the picture our flames were a little high (I will blame this on eager / hungry kids).
  2. Each bag had a different number of eggs.  We found the 2 eggs worked better than 1 and they need to be pre-scrambled.
  3. When we tried this, the bacon and egg mixture stuck to the bottom of the bag.
  4. It took approximately 15-20 minutes for the eggs to cook through (I dislike wet eggs).

eggs in bag 2If you are desperate to complete #21 of the Outdoor Cooking Merit Badge, then go for it. Personally, we will not be attempting this again.  The Orange Peel Cupcakes is a better alternative and everyone was very happy with the results.


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