What Can You Cook On A Camping Stove?

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Written By Jay Clatworthy

Off Grid Camping contributor.

Cooking with a camping stove is not the same as cooking at home with advanced equipment. Although you will be cooking, all the same, the environment has a huge impact on how you set up and even the meals you cook. We want your next camping experience to be worth your while, so we have put together some tasty recipes and a seamless cooking process to help you get by when you are out in the wild with your group of campers

How do you cook with a camping stove?

There are different ways to cook with a camping stove, depending on the cooking style that suits you. You may choose to cook 

With a hot plate

Hot plates are very popular among campers because they have heat insulation properties, so they cook meals quickly. Some campers even claim that the aroma and taste of their food improve with hot plates.

Fry Pan

Frying pans are ideal for fries or any dish that requires frying. However, do note that when frying food on a camping stove, you need to reduce the furnace to prevent a potential fire outbreak should the oil get too hot.

Cooking pots

Cooking pots are ideal for boiling and broiling. Coming to camp with a cooking pot or a set of pots, depending on your camping party, is important if you all want to be well-fed all through your stay.

Cooking Methods with a camping stove?

Safety is important when you are out camping; unfortunately, one of the leading causes of accidents during camps is fire. To prevent potential pitfalls, these are some of the steps to take to ensure safety and a rewarding cooking experience.

Oil the Pan

Make sure you oil the Pan very well. This will prevent your food from sticking to the bottom of the pan. If you are cooking with a pot instead of frying, you need little or no oil.

Use two pots

Use two pots for your cooking to avoid using the same pot for oily and non-oily foods.

Use thicker pots

Thicker metals distribute heat faster and evenly, and they are ideal for camping stoves

Protect your stove from the wind: If your stove does not have a wind protector, you can still protect it using any material that can ward off the inrushing wind. However, constant air disruptions will slow your cooking speed and may even cause a fire.

Menus you can cook on a camping stove

English Breakfast

To prepare a light dish for breakfast for you and your party, an English breakfast of bacon butty will suffice. To prepare this menu for 4 or 5 people, you need

  • 4 sausages
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 5 eggs
  • A little cherry tomatoes
  • 2 small-sized tomatoes

Process: You will need to chop them into small sizes and fry them in a pan with olive oil

Eggs on Toast

Eggs on toast is another favorite for many campers. Here are the ingredients you need

  • Sliced bread
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • One large egg for each bread slice

Process: Cut a hole in the middle of the bread slices, butter them and pair two slices to make one. Place the bread in the pan and put your pan on low heat. Add more butter to the hole, then crack an egg and put it into the hole, and let it cook until the bread turns brown on the other side and the egg is well cooked.

Pasta veggie Wonder

To prepare this dish for 2-3 people, you will need 

  • Chopped tomato (1 tin)
  • I tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Vegetables
  • Dried pasta (220g)
  • Grated cheese

Process: Boil the onions in a pan with olive oil, then add garlic. Let it boil for 3 minutes, then add the tomatoes and dried pasta. Add sufficient water, stir well. Close the pan and legit cook until the pasta softens.