Re: Need HELP on foil cooking!
Ron Raab-Long (raablong@VOICENET.COM)
Tue, 19 Aug 1997 08:41:18 -0400
Whew, you've opened a very large ball of wax there. There are as many ways
of making tin foil meals as there are scouts!
You can place almost any meat item you want in it, including chicken,
hamburger, pork chops, fish, sausage, etc. Add a few vegetables such as
sliced potatoes, onions, carrots, sugar snaps, snow peas, what ever you
want. Spice it up with salt, pepper, lemon-pepper seasoning, seasoning
salt, fahitas(sp?) seasoning, garlic, again - what ever tickles your taste
buds. The best foil dinner is one YOU (or the scouts, with coaching) design
and build yourself.
The main idea is that foil cooking "steams" the food. You put in foods that
go well together.
Some tips that come to mind.
1. Potatoes and onions go well with almost anything, their safe.
2. Smear the inside of the foil with butter before putting on any foods, it
will stop it from sticking.
3. Always use heavy duty foil.
4. You don't need to add any water to your foods, there is enough naturally.
5. Double seal the foil. Flatten out the edges, fold over about 3/4 inches,
press flat, fold the first fold again.
6. You can write your name with your fingernail in the foil. This helps
when 50 people are all cooking at the same time.
7. Have extra long oven mitts available for turning and removing from the
coals. Pancake turners and such things have a tendency to tear the foil.
8. For large crowds, lay out your charcoal in a long trough. We've actually
had a fire trough close to 75 feet long. Make a trough above ground by
placing two rows of metal tent stakes every few feet with their tops about
5" above the ground. String metal wire between them, then form a trough
with heavy duty foil, folding it over both wires. Spread your hot coals
evenly along the length. Each meal needs about 7-8 inches.
8. Depending on what you're cooking, it will be about 15-20 minutes on each
9. Make sure each participant has a plate to put the meal on. I've seen one
person try to eat it in his lap - not a pretty site when the blisters rose.
10. While staying within your budget, have a variety of things to put in the
meals. Some will want hamburgers, some will want chicken, some will want
chicken first - then a hamburger!
At 01:31 PM 8/18/97 -0400, you wrote:
>Does anyone have any insights/recepies or etc. on cooking foil dinners?
>Any help or references would be greatly appreciated. Thanx!
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