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In the Fire Baked Potato

A baked potato goes with anything! Whether you eat them as a side dish with just a dollop of butter melted on top or make them your entree by loading them up with fixins, they are the perfect food. They’re delicious, versatile, easy to make, and good for you! Plain baked potatoes are virtually fat free and will give you a good dose of much-needed protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. So when you return to your campsite after a long day of hiking the trails or sightseeing, toss a few of these In the Fire Baked Potatoes next to your hot campfire and consider dinner done! Enjoy some cold, refreshing beverages while they bake.

What You’ll Need:

• Russet Potatoes
• Butter
• Salt
• Pepper
• Heavy duty tin foil
• Tin cans

How to Make It:

Step 1: Clean the potatoes well with a scrub brush or paper towel.

Step 2: Rub butter on the outside of each potato and sprinkle them with salt and pepper. This will give them a crispy skin. If you don’t plan to eat the skin, this helps to make it easier to scoop the potato out of them.

Step 3: Put your potatoes into the cans and cover the cans with the tin foil.

Step 4: Put your tin cans NEXT to the fire, not in it!

Step 5: Allow the potatoes to cook for about 30 minutes and then turn the cans over. Let them bake for another 30 minutes.

Step 6: Using hot pads or oven mitts, open them up and dig in! Top them with fixins like butter, sour cream, bacon, chives, cheese, or chili if you desire!

The skin of a potato is loaded with healthy vitamins and minerals that your body craves, such as potassium, iron, and niacin. So don't toss the skin the next time you have a baked potato! Instead, put a tiny smear of butter and a few grains of salt on it and pop it in your mouth. Mmmm......

How do you like your baked potatoes? Let us know what your favorite baked potato fixins are in the comments below!

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