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Backpacker Magazine – August 2008

Trail Recipes: Portable Pub Grub

We'll show you how to adapt you favorite bar food for the trail: Mushroom-Asiago Veggie Burgers, Spicy Sweet Potato Fries, Hot Spinach & Artichoke Dip, and Toasted Tortilla Chips.

by: Joann Winberg

(Photo by Justin Bailie)
(Photo by Justin Bailie)
(Photo by Justin Bailie)
(Photo by Justin Bailie)
(Photo by Justin Bailie)
(Photo by Justin Bailie)

 

 

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

2-3 medium sweet potatoes
Olive or canola oil (optional)
Seasonings such as onion powder, Italian seasoning, and/or seasoning salt

At Home
Place potatoes in paper bag.

In Camp
Peel sweet potatoes, then cut into 2-inch strips. Coat a large skillet with oil. In batches, add sweet potatoes and sprinkle with sea salt and seasonings. Fry until browned on both sides, about 10-15 minutes. Remove to a plate and top with additional seasonings, if desired. Serves 4-6.

Note: To bake fries, wrap them in foil along with the seasonings and place the packet directly on hot coals; omit the oil.



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READERS COMMENTS

Kate
Jul 05, 2010

It's not only a dietary choice.

Perhaps you forgot that meat does not keep as well as vegetables?
One vegetarian meal will not kill you. Trust me.

Mischief
Oct 25, 2009

I also agree.where is the meat.
Last I heard backpacking was not a veg. only thing

Erin
Oct 15, 2009

made this on a trip last summer and it was a HIT. so good, i made it again when i was at home in real kitchen, too. there's something to be said about gooey artichoke dip after a long hike. all that was missing was an ice cold beer.

Anonymous
Dec 29, 2008

Anyone tried the Bangers & Mash from Packit Gourmet? Delicious, easy to make and chock full of sausage! Now, thatís my idea of trail food!

James
Dec 08, 2008

I agree. Lets get some meat on the menu.

Ray
Oct 02, 2008

I have been a reading Packpacker Mag for years and consider it my camping bible. But what's up with you guys in the food department, are you all vegetarians? 90% of the receipies have no meat. Where's the beef (chicken, fish, etc.)?

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