While stationed at Fort Knox during the early 1970s, we spent our summers camping. My parents made Spam sandwiches and fried spam and eggs for some of our meals. Sometimes my mom made camp fire potatoes—sliced potatoes, onions, butter, salt, and pepper—wrapped in foil and tossed on the hot coals. Nothing tastes better than food cooked on the open grill.
Camp Fire Potatoes
- 3 medium potatoes sliced ¼-inch thick
- 1 medium onion sliced
- 4 tablespoons butter
- Salt & pepper
- 3 sheets foil
Layer foil sheets on top of each other. Butter top sheet or spritz with cooking spray. Add a layer of potatoes, onions, butter, salt, and pepper. Repeat with a second layer. Fold foil over and down, then fold sides up, making sure butter will not leak out of foil packet. Place near hot coals. Cook for 20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.