Campfire Popcorn from Extreme Food by Bear Grylls
Summer is right around the corner and we know what that means – it’s almost camping season. Cooking while you’re camping can be difficult, but to make things easier we’re sharing a recipe from Extreme Food by Bear Grylls. Bear’s Campfire Popcorn is a basic camping recipe that will make for a delicious snack when you’re enjoying the wilderness with your friends and family. We encourage everyone to try it out!
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Everyone loves popcorn, right? Popcorn kernels are dead easy to carry around with you and won’t spoil if you’re on the trail for a long time. What’s more, popcorn is incredibly healthy and a lot of fun to make on a campfire. Here’s how.
Get yourself a nice big sheet of tin foil – about 40cm by 40cm. Fold your foil in half, then scrunch up the two ends so you have an open ‘boat’ of foil. Now add a good handful of popcorn kernels and a splash of oil (about 2 tbsp). Seal the edges of the tin foil so you have a loose, enclosed pouch with enough room for the corn to pop and expand. Thread a piece of string through the top of the pouch (soak the string in water first if you’re worried it might burn) and tie it so that the pouch can dangle from the string, then tie the other end to a long stick. You can now dangle the pouch of popcorn over your campfire. You’ll soon hear it start to pop, and it’s done when the popping stops. Open up the pouch and sprinkle the fresh popcorn with a little salt or sugar, whichever you prefer. Or try dribbling honey, or melted chocolate, on it for a more indulgent version, and eat with a spoon!