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How can one cook corn on an open grill?

Even husked corn can be nicely roasted on an open grill. Use gentle heat, turning frequently until the kernels are golden. Some kernels will be darker, even charred a bit, but I find that enjoyable.
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How can one cook corn on an open grill?

Is the corn still in the husk ? Do you have aluminium foil ? Keep the corn in the husk and roast until cooked; it's better to remove some of the leaves and dip them in water to add some moisture to ...
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How (much) can I minimise the cooking time of red split lentils?

I can’t give you numbers as I haven’t experimented with it yet (but am very inspired to do so by your post), but assuming that you will be heating water for a morning coffee or so, have you considered ...
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More efficient way to cook fresh caught fish while camping

As you will have the freshest fish possible and only limited equipment and ingredients in your camp, why not choose a preparation that is in its simplicity highlighting the fish, needs almost no ...
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Cakes that can be cooked whilst camping?

So it's been a while since I asked this, and I've done a fair bit of camping and cake making since then, so I thought I'd share my experiences. I based most of my techniques on the excellent answer ...
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How to barbecue an egg?

From what I understand, the usual way to campfire-cook an egg (without pots'n'pans, I mean) is to pierce a little hole in it on one end, I think on the large end so the bubble of air leaks out before ...
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Is it possible to (safely) make dry instant rice?

Typically dehydrated foods of this sort are freeze-dried rather than dehydrated by heating. This is a process of sublimation of the water out of the food in a controlled manner under very low ...
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Is it possible to (safely) make dry instant rice?

You can indeed dehydrate cooked rice. It is a lack of water activity that is one factor which increases the safety of foods, so no problem there. Rice is no more problematic than other foods. As you ...
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Is cooking beans or any other food in metal cans safe?

Steel cans might release trace amounts of chromium and nickel when heated but aluminum leaches much more easily, according to Scientific American Magazine. Aluminum is linked to significant health ...
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How can I keep ingredients cold while camping?

We camp at the beach on a regular basis during the warmer months (which is most of the year down here in South Texas!!), and we've found that along with freezing water bottles and proper layering, we ...
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How can I keep ingredients cold while camping?

I get two coolers one smaller than the other. The smaller one is for cans of soda or a gallon of milk and two liter bottles. Using two litre bottles as ice containers is a good idea as whe the ice ...
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Baked Potatoes Cooked Over a Fire

Two likely possibilities: The potatoes had too much foil surface exposed and not enough in contact with hot coals, and as a result were just not getting hot enough. Maybe it was a colder night (were ...
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Can I use a mason jar or an empty tin can as a DIY cooking pot over an open flame stove?

Using a Mason jar or a tin can on top of an open flame is a risky proposition. The glass is not designed for direct heat, and the stresses would cause it to potentially shatter or explode. You have ...
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How (much) can I minimise the cooking time of red split lentils?

Cooking then in unsalted water Pressure cooking - saves 50%-60% of time Soaking them for 2-3 hours and cooking Generally, I find red split lentils are the easiest ones to cook and they cook in a very ...
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How (much) can I minimise the cooking time of red split lentils?

A frame challenge answer: Instead of processing your own lentils, you might look into preprocessed products with reduced cook time. Right now, my pantry contains two products that might be ...
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How (much) can I minimise the cooking time of red split lentils?

I'm skeptical about whether adding/omiting salt makes a difference, but it may. Also experiment with adding a little baking soda; pH affects cooking time (and the final consistency), and 'neutral' isn'...
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Quick and Easy Beef Stew and Dumplings

I don't add any water to Dinty Moore Stew. Just make Egg Noodles in salted water, drain, put back in the pot. I then add 1-2 tlbs extra virgin olive oil to coat the noodles, but it's not needed. Open ...
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More efficient way to cook fresh caught fish while camping

If you are driving to your campsite or canoeing to it then I would suggest a cast iron frying pan because you can set it directly on the coals and cook. Simple pan-fried trout with a bit of salt and ...
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How do I prevent burning the bottom of the bread when cooking over a campfire?

Notes from Elizabethan England suggests wrapping the loaf in a cabbage leaf! Will try it along with heat on the lid. Don't know if it will flavour it?
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Why would a portable barbecue warn against using pots on the grill?

Maybe it's just a stability issue? It won't have anything to do with non-stick coatings - most camp cookware doesn't have it.
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