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Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Camping & BBQ Recipes Week: Potato Boat Dinner with Ham, Cheese & Bacon

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Hi there & welcome to Day 3 of Camping & BBQ Recipes Week!
Today's tin foil packet recipe is for a Potato Boat Dinner with ham, bacon & cheese.
My son loves this dinner because it includes 2 of his favourite food groups...ham & bacon.
{Be sure to visit 2 of my popular posts ever on camping here and here.}
This meal is so, so easy but it does require some planning and a bit of prep...it's a great idea to bake the potatoes before you leave home and wrap them in tin foil  to take on the camping trip..and keep them chilled.
For this recipe, you will need:
Large potatoes, baked
Sliced ham
Cooked bacon slices
cheese slices {we like marble}
Sour cream for topping
Green Onion for topping
Directions:
Slice baked potatoes like shown:
 Between the cuts, stuff a slice of cheese, bacon and ham.
 Add small dabs of butter on top of each of the slices. Salt & pepper to taste.
Wrap potato in double layer of tin foil lightly sprayed with cooking spray.
 Place on a hot BBQ for 20+ minutes...until potato is hot and cheese, ham & bacon have melted together and it looks toasty and good!
 Top the Potato Boat dinner with sour cream and green onion if you like.
The Potato Boat has so many possibilities...you could leave out the ham & bacon and just add cheese and broccoli, or chili,or cooked taco meat.
Serve the Potato Boat Dinner with a big green salad, a Caesar salad or fresh fruit.
I like to add fresh fruit because a) my kids love fruit and b) and it's a nice change from the saltiness of the bacon and ham.
When I made the Potato Boat Dinner to share with y'all on my blog, my son got home from school and I offered him one.
I have never seen a meal disappear so fast...or so much sour cream all over one person's face!


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Have a  wonderful day!

27 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Another delicious recipe, Angie! I love this AND I can eat it! : ) I am going to have a bunch of your recipes printed out and sitting on my cookbook stand.

Bronwyn said...

Girl1 how do you come up with these? the meat slices in the slits is brilliant! Then all the flavours meld together...Mmmm..... 3 weeks til my first camping trip of the season - recipes ready!

Jenny said...

You're a doll to share your fun camping recipes. Obviously, doing as much work in advance is key. I plan to try them all. Thank You!

Jenn Lifford said...

I am LOVING all of your camping recipes!! Can't wait to go camping on the Canada Day long weekend and try them all out! Do you have any desserts planned? lol!
Jenn xo

Nicola said...

This looks incredible! I'm going camping this weekend and I'm pinning this recipe to use. :)

Leslie said...

You are making me hungry ~ All of the time!!!!! This looks fantastic!

Nancy said...

Oh I can't wait to try this one! Thanks for the new ideas, loving it!

Bette said...

My mouth is watering just thinking about it! We do something similar with baked potataoe and just a slice of bacon in the middle and then wrapped in tin foil. We usually do it on our steak night when camping.

Diane Balch said...

This is so great...I'm going to share this with our Boy Scout Troop and pin it. Please post this on my foodie friday party today.

חתולי8 said...

and again..... yuuummmyyy!!!
Lior :)

TidyMom said...

What a fabulous idea!!

Thanks so much for linking up to my party! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/great-ideas-that-caught-my-eye/
Have a fabulous weekend!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Yum! What a great idea! Thanks!

Michelles Tasty Creations said...

This looks super delish! I found your blog through Somewhat Simple blog party and I would love to invite you to share this, and any other posts, at my Creative Thursday Link Party (open through Monday each week) at www.michellestastycreations.blogspot.com. Have a wonderful weekend.
Michelle

Nif said...

This looks wonderful! I love camping, but I think this would be tasty on the back deck hot off the grill! Thanks for sharing!

XOXO,
Nif

Patricia Purcell said...

I'm getting ready right now for our first camping trip of the season. These sound great, and I love the idea of pre-baking the potatoes at home! I'm a new follower now on GFC.

Six Sisters said...

These camping recipes are AMAZING! We are having a camping recipe round-up in a week or so and are featuring your fabulous recipes! Thanks so much for sharing at Six Sisters' Stuff!

Kirsten said...

I LOVE tin foil dinners. These potato boats are making me very hungry right now. Thank you for sharing this great recipe at our Summer BBQ Bash!

Gina Baker said...

Looks yummy! I am thinking you could also throw this into a campfire as well...

Debra said...

WELL I think this just might work in the oven or something too. Like real soon...because looking at this made me hungry

This looks awesome! :)

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Jessica Munk said...

how would i heat them in a campfire.... they are ready to go in the cooler... but didn't read through all the directions til now...

Lesley said...

Love this potato idea!!! I might have to use that this weekend on my camping trip!

Lesley / www.bytheporchlight.com

Gale Martha said...

I was looking for some quick easy camping food ideas and came across your awesome blog. Great ideas with excellent instructions and photos. Thanks so much!

Lisa Rittierodt said...

This recipe looks amazing! I have one picky child and he will even enjoy this. I'm suggesting it for next weekend!

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