This recipe will kick the blooming onion’s behind! Roast your onion in foil over the fire and get a delicious flavor without the unhealthy breading! Try out these campfire onions on your next camping adventure!
What You'll Need
4 Sweet Onions
4 Tbsp. butter or margarine
½ tsp. garlic powder
Heavy duty aluminum foil
How to Make It
Step 1: Lay out 4 squares of aluminum foil.
Step 2: Peal your onions and cut out the core, but don’t cut all the way through. Leave a little at the bottom as kind of a floor.
Step 3: Place one onion on the center of each sheet of foil.
Step 4: Inside the hole you’ve made from the core, add a tablespoon of butter and sprinkle ¼ of the garlic powder.
Step 5: Fold up the tin foil to create a pouch and then roll the ends. Place it on the hot coals of your fire.
Step 6: Allow to cook for about 30 minutes, or until tender! Sprinkle with salt if desired.
These make a great appetizer, snack, or side dish for any meal! Putting the seasoning inside the onion allows it to spread to the onion from the inside out as the juices mingle around.
It's important to use heavy duty foil for two reasons. First, the lighter tin foil is too thin and you'll end up with areas of your onions that are burned while other areas aren't even cooked. Second, the lighter foil is more likely to rip, letting the juices escape and possibly letting dirt and ashes in.
When you cook any foil meal over a campfire, think hot coals instead of a flame. Flames will burn the outside of your food but won't cook the inside. The temperature is just too hot from flames. Look for an area in your fire where the coals are burned down to white ashy wood and doesn't have any flames rising out of it. Set your onions here for good, even cooking.