Sweet Potato & Kale Packet Campfire Cooking
I post a lot about cooking, but that may bely the amount of times we go out to eat. Somehow, this reliance on others to cook us food most often translates into hamburgers. It seems like many more remote eateries have either hamburgers or pizza as main courses. So, I get tired of too much ground beef with regularity. When it comes to cooking, I feel a need to double down on the vegetables to make up for all the french fries. A fairly easy veggie choice that quells my sense of poor nutrition is the Sweet Potato & Kale Packet. Better yet, the tenderness of the sweet potato is complemented by the salty crispness of the kale.
Sweet Potato & Kale Packet Recipe
- 2 sweet potatoes
- 1 bunch of kale (or bag)
- Olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Peel the sweet potatoes and slice (or dice) thinly. The thinner the slices, the faster the sweet potato will cook. I try to slice the sweet potato into 1/8 inch thick slices. Cubes work also, but the sliced sweet potato can also be used in one of my favorite sandwiches, so I like to have that option for any left over sweet potato.
Tear kale into bite sized pieces (like a salad). Mix all with olive oil and salt. Make sure that everything is thinly coated in olive oil. I am quite liberal with the olive oil and haven’t regretted it yet.
Wrap in tin foil—sometimes I will cook them in separate packets and sometimes together. Separate packets allow for greater control of each vegetable’s cooking time. But it is ok to be lazy and only use one.
Place in the fire pit, away from direct heat. Let cook until sweet potatoes are soft and kale is crispy. Enjoy!