Campfire Baked Potatoes

Campfire Baked Potatoes

Kita Roberts
Food Blogger

The classic Idaho® baked potato gets a campfire twist, making it the perfect meal loaded with hearty toppings or the perfect side dish cooked over a campfire while your family is on an adventure. 


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  1. Poke holes in the Idaho® Russet potatoes with the tines of a fork 5 to 6 times.  
  2. Slather the potato skin in softened butter. 
  3. Roll in salt to form a thin crust. 
  4. Wrap in a double layer of foil, or a single layer if using heavy-duty aluminum foil.
  5. Using tongs, nestle the potatoes into the fire and build the coals up around them. Cook the potatoes for 30 minutes, flip, rearrange the coals as needed to build up back around them, and cook another 20-30 minutes.
  6. Cook until fork tender or an instant-read thermometer reads 210°
  7. Carefully remove the potatoes from the fire and let them cool for 10 minutes before handling them.
  8. Carefully peel back the foil around the potato using the foil to create a stand for it. Some of the potato skin may be more toasted than other parts due to the coals.
  9. Slice the potato down the center, being careful not to cut it all the way through.
    Using your fingers and the foil as a heat barrier, press the potato in to push the meat of the potato up. 
  10. Fluff it with a fork and top it with butter, a pinch of salt and pepper, and any of your desired toppings.