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To ensure your potatoes cook well when using the campfire, here are some things to think about. First of all, do not put your potatoes in the campfire without first wrapping them in aluminum foil. Secondly, do not put the foiled potatoes directly in the flame. This will only turn the potatoes into pieces of unedible charcoal. Instead, place the potatoes on top of a bed of embers with in the fire pit. Even so, this can take an hour or longer to cook the potatoes. Try cooking them before leaving home and using the firepit to merely warm them up. Take a medium potato and microwave it for about 3 minutes on high. Let it cool and refrigerate it. Now you can take it camping with you and you can finish cooking it in the firepit. Don't forget the squeeze butter and squeeze sour cream.........yummy!
How long do you cook the potato in the firepit after you have microwaved it?
Since your potato is pre-cooked, cover it with foil and leave it in the fire for about 15 minutes. It may take more or less time, depending on the intensity of your fire and how close you position the potato. If you have pre-cooked potatoes, you can also fry them with onions for a yummy camp-fire treat.