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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Chickenfried Chops, Biscuits, Gravy, Fried Taters n Eggs





Another campfire breakfast. One that will last you all day. lol
I love chickenfried pork chops and the addition of wood smoke just sends them over the top for me.

This was a cook while camping...
Started some logs burning in the tractor rim. The weed burner really gets the fire going fast, even if the wood is damp.





Then added a skillet of sliced tatoes and onions...



next came the biscuits. Oiled my pie tin, placed the biscuits inside, topped with another oiled tin and wrapped the whole thing in foil...


I just flip and rotate these over the fire til done.



seasoned the pork chops, dredged in flour, dipped in an egg/milk bath and back into the flour...


fried til golden and set on the low heat side of the fire to keep warm and catch some smoke..









made skillet gravy with about 3 TBs of the drippings, flour, seasonings and milk...




also fried my eggs in butter, basting the tops with hot butter to "set" them...



the biscuits take about 20 to 25 minutes depending on your fire...



That's it! Breakfast


I think enjoying it by the lake while fishing made the breakfast taste special. :)










I like to make extra chops and have them later in the day for a quick leftover meal while at the lake. They taste pretty good cold.... Maybe I'm just not picky. lol

Had some nice rain here this week. Everything is greening up and the rose bush is starting to bloom. Life is good! :)





Sunday, April 26, 2015

Campfire Surf n Turf




 When camping we always have a "steak night". The last few campouts, "steak night" has morphed into "Surf n Turf" night.  I don't mind one bit..... Fire smoked crab legs are one of my favorite food groups! :)

I make the taters first. Spit and insert a sliver of onion, slice of bacon, pepper, salt and butter. Then wrap and onto the fire..   These would be good with jalapeno and garlic added too.



Also added a skillet of mushrooms, garlic and butter...




Then I start some garlic butter...



When the tatoes were almost tender, I added the seasoned ribeyes and asparagus....





Lastly the crab legs... they just need to heat through and catch some smoke....


That's it! Supper




I was happy with a few legs and a mug of hot garlic butter. I know I say it a lot but this is one of my favorite camp meals. :)






The weather was a bit cool but the fire felt pretty good.



Hope to go again soon!

Spring has been beautiful here this year. Maybe the drought is going to break. Everything is still a bit brown but I can see a few sprigs of green grass poking up through it all.
I have a feeling this is going to be a great year! :)