One of the best things I've done with my kids is taking them camping. I was a little afraid the first time we went. It was just me and my two, very young, children. We had so much fun. Now, 5 years later, it's the highlight of our summer when we go camping. We load up the car with great food, bikes and scooters and a deck of cards, and we're off.
When we discovered Dough Boys
I thought I had hit the jack-pot. Then when we discovered Campfire Eclairs
? Holy heck. I didn't think it could get any better than that.
Then my nephew told me about Pudgy Pies. I thought he was making it up until my Dad reminded us that my Grandfather (who was a patent attorney) helped put the patent on the first pie iron. How cool is that? So I was determined to figure out what these were.
Are you ready for this? This is a pie iron.
You fill it with awesome and delicious food and then cook it over the camp fire. Easy and so simple. And FUN!
But look what you can make. The possibilities are endless!
Butter the outsides of two pieces of bread (like you're making a grilled cheese sandwich. Add whatever "inside" you want in your "pie". My son? Guess...... yep, spaghetti =o)
Place the other piece of bread on top (buttered side out) and place in your pudgy pie iron.
Close the pie iron. This will squeeze off the crust (yeah!)
Remove the crust and now cook over your campfire. You'll have to turn it often to get it golden brown on both sides. Don't put it right in the fire but you want it pretty close. The pie iron needs to get nice and hot.
Are you ready for this??? Voila!
You have a Spaghetti Pudgy Pie!
Now be creative! How about a Grilled Ham and Swiss Cheese Pudgy Pie?
I think my favorite was a Bacon, Egg and Cheese Pudgy Pie.
Ready for this???
Then we tried making Pudgy Pies with Cresent Dough instead of bread. Yowza!!! I'm hooked!
This is what my daughter wanted for breakfast... a Bacon Filled Pudgy Pie =o) (That's my girl!)
And for dessert? How about a S'more Pudgy Pie?
It was delicious! The marshmallows get all gooey and the chocolate melts and the Cresent dough cooks and it's like heaven in your mouth!
And even though this isn't technically a Pudgy Pie, guess what we discovered you could cook in a pie iron.
You guessed it! Cinnamon Rolls cooked over a campfire. We just took camping food to a new level!
What do you think? We can't wait to go camping again, just to cook =o)
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Labels: camping, desserts, dinner, fun food, recipes, s'mores