Cook an Egg with No Cookware: Fry an Egg in a Potato Over Your Campfire

September 29, 2017
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Did you know you can cook an egg in a potato? Try this resourceful and unique recipe brought to you by America’s cutest test kitchen: Cub Scouts!

You Need:

  • An egg
  • A potato (with skin)
  • A knife
  • A spoon
  • Toothpicks or twigs
  • Tongs
  • A campfire

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Be cautious around campfires and make sure kids stay safe.

Steps to Cook an Egg in a Potato:

  1. Slice off side of potato and set aside.

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  1. Carve out inside of potato.

  1. Break egg into hollowed potato.

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  1. Use toothpicks or twigs to secure top of potato.

  1. Bury potato in coals and cook for 30 minutes. Then, carefully retrieve it.

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  1. Experiment with cook times for desired doneness, top with your favorite hot sauce or seasoning, and enjoy! 

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