Dutch Oven Baked Potatoes and Onions
Author: Mike Marlow
Recipe type: Campfire Cooking
These are awesome! We love to make these for breakfast when we’re camping. Noah doesn’t like onions on anything, EVER! But he LOVES these! This is the first thing he learned to cook on a fire – except hot dogs & smores. This is super simple, and absolutely delicious. Usually, we use a 6 quart dutch oven. If yours is larger or smaller, adjust the recipe to fit your needs.
- 8 – 10 medium sized potatoes
- 2 medium sweet onions
- 2 sticks of butter (use real butter – margarine isn’t nearly as good!)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Put the dutch oven on the fire to start warming, & add one stick of butter. Wash the potatoes, & peel the onions. Cut the potatoes & onions into bite sized pieces. Not too small, but not huge chunks. Add them to the melted butter, and cut the other stick into pieces ½″ to 1″ pieces and spread them around on top of the food. Put the lid on & let them cook until the potatoes are browned & the onions are soft. About 350 degrees should do it. Stir occasionally to prevent burning, but not too often. Every time you take the lid off of your dutch oven, you lose most of your heat & cook time will increase. You’ll love these!
You can make all kinds of variations to this recipe. Add some bacon or ham. Or melt some cheddar cheese on top in the last few minutes of cooking. A little bit of basil & some freshly grated Parmesan cheese would be fantastic!