Cook in the Wild
Bacon Butties in the wild
Heading out for some wild cooking turns a standard evening meal into an after-school adventure…… after all, you’d be cooking dinner anyway, and outdoor cooking does liven things up a bit!
For some, your wild cooking place may be no further than your garden, for others you may want to venture further afield. Either way, bacon butties is a tasty, easy meal to eat outdoors. Minimal preparation, cooking and mess! You can pack all the kit you need into a backpack and enjoy whilst out on a walk.
For the vegetarians in the group we substituted bacon for halloumi.
If it’s cold, you could pre-heat some soup in a thermos flask to have as a ‘starter’… two course wild cooking is positively gourmet!
Cooking on a camping stove is far safer and less destructive to the environment than a campfire but fire safety is still really important.
A few safety tips are:
- Clear your cooking space of any leaves, branches or potentially flammable materials.
- make sure the camping stove is stable and always watched whilst alight
- take plenty of water with you in case of fire.
- Pick your cooking spot – head out into the garden, a local park, or just any favourite outdoor spot.
- Make sure you have ingredients
- Pack a backpack with all your essentials (see kit list)
- Primus camping stove with a full gas cannister and matches to light
- Bacon, tortilla, and sauce (we like Bull’s-eye!)
- Frying pan and tongs
- Water and a plastic bag for rinsing the frying pan and covering before taking home
- This dish does go particularly well with a beer
- Coats, gloves, hats and head-torches for all
As an alternative to bacon butties, we often take pasta and sauce out with us, along with mess tins and forks to eat it.
Boil water in a saucepan over the camping stove, cook your pasta, and enjoy an easy, outdoor meal!