These easy, cheesy potatoes cook in a foil packet perfect for throwing over the coals of a campfire for a delicious, healthy side dish while camping.

Carolyn Casner
Source: EatingWell.com, July 2017
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Toss potatoes, scallions, oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder together in a large bowl.

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  • Cut 4 pieces of heavy-duty foil, about 12 by 17 inches each. Coat one piece with cooking spray. Place half the mixture in the middle of the coated foil and enclose like a package. Place seam-side down on a second piece of foil and enclose again so the potatoes are wrapped in a double-thick packet. Repeat with the remaining foil and potato mixture.

  • Prepare a campfire and let it burn down to the coals. Cook the packets 4 to 6 inches above the coals, turning once or twice, until the potatoes are tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Carefully open the packets; sprinkle with cheese and loosely crimp closed again. Return to the heat and cook until the cheese is melted, about 5 more minutes.

Tips

To make ahead: Store the assembled packets in a refrigerator or cold cooler for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts

200.3 calories; protein 7.8g 16% DV; carbohydrates 19.1g 6% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 2.3g 9% DV; sugars 1.8g; fat 10.7g 16% DV; saturated fat 4.1g 21% DV; cholesterol 19.8mg 7% DV; vitamin a iu 279.3IU 6% DV; vitamin c 11.6mg 19% DV; folate 28.8mcg 7% DV; calcium 201.6mg 20% DV; iron 1mg 6% DV; magnesium 34.3mg 12% DV; potassium 564.1mg 16% DV; sodium 314.5mg 13% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 11% DV.