"The more you know, the less you carry" - Mors Kochanski.

November 11, 2008

Bushcraft Cooking done easy...

Now that Autumn is in full swing, it is only natural that my thoughts turn to some of the more important aspects of Wilderness Living..... FOOD! Don't laugh! During summer months food tends to be the last thing on my mind. I grab a bunch of dried food stuffs from the last "Dehydrate Everything" Session, shovel it into zip-lock bags and go! No problem.

I guess that once the weather turns colder there is some human instinct that tells us we need to eat in order to make it through the winter. That being the case I like to rummage through my camping cookbooks and get some new or re-newed ideas. Found this recipe the other day and shared it with Mungo when he stopped off at the farm to check things out. It is a simple dish but it sure fills in all the holes when you are hungry and chilled!

Here is the recipe in its simplest form - try it and tell me what you think! You can prepare it at home and put in zip-lock bags to re-heat in water or make it right there at camp.

Cheesy Potato Ham Stew.

  • 2 tbsp - margarine
  • 1 - small onion, fine chopped
  • 1 1/2 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup diced cooked ham
  • 2 medium potatoes, sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese

In a sausepan melt margarine and add onions. Saute onions for about a minute. Add flour as you stir to make a paste. Slowly add milk. Then season to your preference. Put ham and potatoes in casserole dish or Dutch oven and add the sauce. Cook for 15 minutes at a temperature of 400 degrees in oven. Open lid and throw cheese on top. Close lid and cook for about 5 more minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. The rest is up to you!

Let me know if you like it.


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