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Camping Dutch Oven Fries

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This post for camping dutch oven fries is one of my favorites… and I only took one stinken picture!! Can you believe that?

It was mainly because I was a ravenous crazy person, and felt like I had to stop taking pictures and start eating before my three year old took over my plate. I knew it was just a matter of time… As a parent, you really just learn what your kids favorite foods are. Mine loves french fries…

I watched my mother in-law chop up some potato’s, and knew we were in for a treat…
{For the record, I didn’t plan for almost all of my recipe’s to come from the in-laws. In my defense, they have been camping much longer then I have!}

Dutch Oven {twice cooked} Fries


PREP WORK: Peel and chop up your potato’s until they resemble something close to a fry. It’s ok if they aren’t perfect. You’re just going to eat them after all! Place them in a bowl of cold water as you go. When you finish up slicing and dicing, pat them dry with a paper-towel. Heat up your oil to about 320 degrees.

GET COOKING: Working in small batches, fry your potato’s until they are pale and floppy. (about three minutes)

Slightly increase the temperature of your oil, and re-fry {is that even a word?} your potato’s until they are nice and crisp. Season with a little salt, and you are good to go!

Serve these nice and warm with your favorite dipping sauce. Personally, I’m a fan of Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce mixed with a little mayo… If you aren’t from Utah, you probably think I’m crazy. But fry sauce is huge here, and this is just a slightly different version of the original!

An advantage to doing this outdoors is that you avoid the icky smell that comes with frying foods. Plus, like the scones, clean up is a breeze!


Tuesday 14th of August 2012

I've tried cutting up potatoes into fries before and putting them in a zip lock and in the cooler.. about 6 hours later they were black! YUK... do i need to keep them in water? and how long will they keep? You mention as cutting them soak in water.. can you just soak a while then they'll be okay? Thanks!


Tuesday 21st of July 2020

Yes, put them in water and they’ll last much longer!