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What do you roast over a campfire?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 10, 2011 at 10:16 PM

We don't eat graham crackers nor milk chocolate nor marshmallows (most of us, anyhow), so what do we roast over open flames?

I suppose chestnuts are an option, though I've never done it. Any other suggestions for small items to roast?

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on June 17, 2013
at 03:44 AM

Great answers here! But I do want to point out that a marshmallow is a few grams of sugar, and you can get brands with no scary additives (and they're even made with gelatin, which we love, right?). If a gooey / dripping / flaming / charred marshmallow gives you joy, I'd consider it a near-harmless indulgence.

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on June 06, 2013
at 04:20 PM

I love the foil-wrapped bananas, but I've found they take a LONG time to cook (40+ minutes). Anyone found a way to cut down on the cooking time for the foil-wrapped bananas?

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on June 06, 2013
at 10:03 AM

you forgot the stick, meat on a stick

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on June 06, 2013
at 06:59 AM

Wow, did you ask a caveman for these options?

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on June 06, 2013
at 06:58 AM

I was going to suggest this also! I shoved a few pieces of dark chocolate through the banana, threw some cinnamon and honey in with it, then threw it in the coals!

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on August 08, 2012
at 08:48 PM

Mmmmm....an amalgam of CORN SYRUP, SUGAR, HYDROGENATED PALM KERNEL OIL, FRUIT JUICE FROM CONCENTRATE (APPLE, STRAWBERRY, LEMON, ORANGE, CHERRY), CITRIC ACID, DEXTRIN, GELATIN, FOOD STARCH-MODIFIED, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C), COLORING (RED 40, YELLOW 5, YELLOW 6, BLUE 1)...although they claim to now be gelatin free...even better. No thanks, I'll stick to shrimp.

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on June 30, 2012
at 10:27 PM

You don't mean the vegans do you? Haha.

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on January 27, 2012
at 01:22 PM

I accumulate meats in the freezer and smoke them in 10-20 lb batches. Salmon, chicken and duck thighs, dry sausages, Italian sausages, pork and beef roasts, briskets. All meat, vegetables need not apply - well maybe a sweet potato got in there once...

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on December 11, 2011
at 04:05 PM

Thanks. I'm not a potato person myself...

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on December 11, 2011
at 04:05 PM

I rather like the idea of roasting enemy tribesmen.

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on December 11, 2011
at 04:04 PM

Hmmmm. Interesting. Thanks.

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on December 11, 2011
at 04:04 PM

Meat never fails!

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on December 11, 2011
at 04:04 PM

Wow. That sounds good.

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on December 11, 2011
at 01:04 PM

Members of enemy tribes would either be all skin and bone or all fat and no meat... best to stick with animals.

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on December 11, 2011
at 12:12 AM

Anything but meat would be disappointing.

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on December 10, 2011
at 11:56 PM

I'm all for more meat. ;-)

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on December 10, 2011
at 11:41 PM

LAWOH, I needed 15 characters so typing meat just one time wasn't allowed. ;-)

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on December 10, 2011
at 11:39 PM

And don't forget meat!

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on December 10, 2011
at 10:23 PM

I love all the conjoined twin action that we keep on getting! You can roast anything over a fire - you just need a skewer. I'll use my gas stove for a night raid of homemade marshmallow toasted then plopped on a piece of sea salt finished dark chocolate. Easy peasy are: chicken, shrimp, steak, pork.vegetables. fruit - chunked peach or pineapple is amazing.

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6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on December 10, 2011
at 10:23 PM

Meat, meat, meat, and more meat. Some people also like to roast veggies but I prefer meat.

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on December 11, 2011
at 12:12 AM

Anything but meat would be disappointing.

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on December 10, 2011
at 11:39 PM

And don't forget meat!

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on December 10, 2011
at 11:41 PM

LAWOH, I needed 15 characters so typing meat just one time wasn't allowed. ;-)

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on December 10, 2011
at 11:56 PM

I'm all for more meat. ;-)

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on December 11, 2011
at 04:04 PM

Meat never fails!

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on January 27, 2012
at 01:22 PM

I accumulate meats in the freezer and smoke them in 10-20 lb batches. Salmon, chicken and duck thighs, dry sausages, Italian sausages, pork and beef roasts, briskets. All meat, vegetables need not apply - well maybe a sweet potato got in there once...

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on June 06, 2013
at 10:03 AM

you forgot the stick, meat on a stick

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on December 11, 2011
at 02:58 AM

de-cored apples stuffed with walnuts and butter. wrap in foil and toss into the coals.

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on December 11, 2011
at 04:04 PM

Wow. That sounds good.

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on December 11, 2011
at 01:03 AM

We experimented with lots of foods because we camp a lot, and we finally landed on dates...they are delicious, they go on a stick easily, kids love them, and a few are plenty satisfying...it's easiest with pitted dates. Of course there are plenty of options if you're after savory, we marinate steaks, bring them in the cooler, and cook them in our camping grill over the coals, then we always have lots of sausages and hot dogs...root veggies in foil tucked in the coals are lovely as well.

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on December 10, 2011
at 11:17 PM

rocky mountain oysters

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on December 11, 2011
at 04:04 PM

Hmmmm. Interesting. Thanks.

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on December 10, 2011
at 11:12 PM

You can throw yams, sweet potatoes, russet potatoes, etc. onto the coals. Eventually the skin gets torched and you eat the inside.

I suppose you could do something similar over the fire, but I've only tried that with new potatoes.

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on December 11, 2011
at 04:05 PM

Thanks. I'm not a potato person myself...

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on December 10, 2011
at 10:44 PM

We roast the members of our enemy tribe, who dare to cross into Paleotopia.

OK, probably not, but I would say just about any muscle or organ meat would work. Food on a stick. It'll be just like a summer state fair without the bad cover bands.

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on December 11, 2011
at 01:04 PM

Members of enemy tribes would either be all skin and bone or all fat and no meat... best to stick with animals.

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on December 11, 2011
at 04:05 PM

I rather like the idea of roasting enemy tribesmen.

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on June 30, 2012
at 10:27 PM

You don't mean the vegans do you? Haha.

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on December 10, 2011
at 10:24 PM

Squirrels and rabbits!

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on June 30, 2012
at 10:34 PM

Bananas. Seriously. Do it. Even better if you slice open a banana, throw a bit of dark chocolate in there, wrap it up in tinfoil and then roast it. Oh my God heaven.

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on June 06, 2013
at 06:58 AM

I was going to suggest this also! I shoved a few pieces of dark chocolate through the banana, threw some cinnamon and honey in with it, then threw it in the coals!

C6648ab69e5a1560c7585fe3ba7108fb

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on June 06, 2013
at 04:20 PM

I love the foil-wrapped bananas, but I've found they take a LONG time to cook (40+ minutes). Anyone found a way to cut down on the cooking time for the foil-wrapped bananas?

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on December 11, 2011
at 04:59 AM

I tried roasting a raw egg over the fire once, and it actually worked! It was awesome.

Make sure you poke a hole in the egg, or it'll probably explode.

And yes, I used the skewer and put the egg on it! :-)

Everyone should try it!

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on January 27, 2012
at 04:18 AM

you can essentially make a kebab, and roast meats and veggies over the fire on a spit. In my fraternity we would also roast bratwurst or similar things instead of marshmallows. Granted, they didn't start out raw, but it sure was fun.

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on December 11, 2011
at 05:18 AM

We roast coffee beans!

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on January 27, 2012
at 10:55 AM

I haven't tried it myself, but I saw skewered chicken hearts cooked over an open fire on Globe Trekker, and I'm still drooling thinking about it 6 months later.

I have cooked prawns on a stick over a camp fire with amazing results, and then dipped them in Mae Ploy sauce (it is a sugar bomb, but super tasty. If anyone comes up with a paleo version of this sauce I'd be forever grateful).

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on December 10, 2011
at 10:25 PM

Bones or why not make it a paleo-esque dinner and roast a roast around the campfire?

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on August 07, 2013
at 12:38 PM

ok im paleoish dairy is a no no so is wheat they kill me but a glowing gummy bear.. sounds incredible and I know my husband would flip over it. the cinnamon bun in an orange sounds killer too paleo versions of cinnamon rolls can be achieved!

If your like me and don't see mashmallows as all that evil especially when your about to kill someone for a smore a good way to calm the sweet tooth would be throwing a sweet potato in the fire (wrapped in foil) and topping it with some cinnamon and marshmallows.. at least you didn't eat the graham cracker! =) and I think cinnamon is actually good for blood sugar...

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on July 24, 2013
at 11:03 AM

What the heck? Gmo trolls in the paleo forum!

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on June 17, 2013
at 09:17 AM

OMG! Does anyone remember camp as a kid toasting marshmellows over a campfire? It's a wonder we all didn't die there and then. What are those sugary things made of! Probably something from other galaxies sent to wipe us out..

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on June 17, 2013
at 01:24 AM

Red bell peppers, onions and mushrooms along with meaaaaaaaaat! I love charred meat.

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on June 17, 2013
at 12:29 AM

Anything that will hold still long enough to run a stick through it.

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on June 17, 2013
at 12:21 AM

I did a last minute improvise at my last cook out to make a semi-paleo s'more. Still used the chocolate and marshmallow, but as the cracker I subbed in slices of apple. Worked well and still gave the crunch of a cracker.

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on June 06, 2013
at 03:12 AM

+1 to whomever said pineapple. Seriously, best thing ever.

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on May 25, 2013
at 10:36 PM

i think hotdogs would be a great kids meal!!! I love the idea of fried bananas though!!!!! I will try it!!! Also marshmallows too!!!!! on gramcrackers and chocolate. I am going to try popcorn tonight as well!!!!!

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on June 30, 2012
at 10:39 PM

Anything wrapped in bacon: scallops, beef, a dried apricots, dates, bananas...

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on June 30, 2012
at 10:20 PM

summer sausage !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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on January 27, 2012
at 05:16 AM

filet of fish, topped with salsa, wrapped in foil.

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on June 16, 2013
at 10:58 PM

do starbursts! i was sitting by the fire eating starburst and accidently dropped one in my sister grabbed it out with a stick and ate it she said it was amazing i tried one and i agree made sure to use a stick though

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on June 06, 2013
at 02:53 AM

everybody must try all of these things!! i cannot go w/out them when i go camping!!!

-gummy bears are amazing! roast them till they glow.

-starburst are really good too! roast them till they bubble.

-Cook cinnabuns (the canned kind) in a hollowed-out orange over the campfire are sooooooooooo yummy!!

-paninis make an awesome sandwich... u can buy a campfire panini press and it works great.

-crescent rolls are a good dinner thing. u could put hotdogs in them or basically anything. u could try nutella or marshmallows for MAXIMUM yumminess.

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on June 06, 2013
at 06:59 AM

Wow, did you ask a caveman for these options?

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on August 08, 2012
at 07:56 PM

Starburst candies. No kidding, I was introduced to this at camp and it is amazing. Just be sure to watch closely so that the candy doesnt melt off the stick.

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on August 08, 2012
at 08:48 PM

Mmmmm....an amalgam of CORN SYRUP, SUGAR, HYDROGENATED PALM KERNEL OIL, FRUIT JUICE FROM CONCENTRATE (APPLE, STRAWBERRY, LEMON, ORANGE, CHERRY), CITRIC ACID, DEXTRIN, GELATIN, FOOD STARCH-MODIFIED, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C), COLORING (RED 40, YELLOW 5, YELLOW 6, BLUE 1)...although they claim to now be gelatin free...even better. No thanks, I'll stick to shrimp.

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