Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Camp Cooking #5: Campfire Popcorn (an attempt)

You'll have to let me know if yours turns out any better than mine.  Really, it seemed simple enough: heat + kernels in foil + time = tasty treat.  But the further along we got, the more, well, it just kind became.... Well, here let me show you:

First, gather your ingredients:

Popping Corn
Heavy-Duty foil, marshmallow fork (or stick), more luck than me
Place equal parts corn kernels and oil in the center of two large sheets of foil and add a dash of salt (you can omit the salt if you like - or put in in afterwards)
Next, bring the corners of your foil sheets together at the top - leaving the center with the kernels and oil wide and open - creating a kind of 'bubble' for the poped kernels to reside in (think of what Jiffy-Pop looks like when it's done popping).
Then, secure your marshmallow fork, or stick, to the top of your hobo-pocket of popcorn kernels. 
 So far, so good.  Or so I thought
What followed can only be described as the 5 stages of grief:
1. Denial
Nothing's wrong.... it'll pop. It has to pop.

2. Anger
Seriously.  Why aren't you popping?!?
3. Bargaining
If I put you closer to the coals, will you pop?
 4. Depression
All I wanted was some popcorn, was that too much to ask?
5. Acceptance
Well, crap.  That didn't turn out like I planned.
Yep.  We were hoping for a tasty, warm salty treat.  What we got was this:
So, I'll try another method next time.  It invloves a pie plate, 3 sips of wiskey, 
and a blow torch.  Heheh.
*Special thanks to RDB for taking the photos and RW for the "5 Stages of Grief" idea.  It takes real friends to laugh at your failures.  Wait a minute.....*


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