Cooking with no pan

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    Boyscouts taught me how to cook hamburger on coals on a leaf.
    pat out hamburger patty then put slices of potato on each side of the patty. Sit on leaf on coals only. No flames. Allow to cook. leaf burns everywhere except where the potato is.

    You can also cook eggs like this put in a half of an orange peel. Slice orange in half, scoop out orange slices. Crack egg and put inside orange peel half and sit on coals.

    Note. If you cook with a pan on an open flame or coals you can cut down on the sooty cleanup by covering the underside of your pan with liquid dish soap.
     
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    Jac, you can also cook on a stick too. I wonder how that dish soap on a pan in the house would work, may have a smell inside but sounds like a good idea I do need to clean bottom of my pans. Fry pan bottoms are ignored here.
     
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    Back in the BOY Scouts, we used to cook biscuits on a stick.

    Whittle off the bark, toast the bare wood over the flames to cook off any residual sap, then wrap thick Bisquick batter around the end and cook over the coals until done. Slide the cooked biscuit off the stick and fill with butter and/or jam or lunch meat and cheese, or whatever. It was our original "Hot Pocket".

    Once, we did corn dogs too. Same stick prep as above, but spear the hotdog on the stick, then cover it with cornbread batter (we used Jiffy since it was cheap). Not an exact corndog, but in the woods with mustard, it was close enough, lol.
     
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    Neato Sparky. never thought or heard of that one.
     
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    Way back when it was boy scouts, we used to either cook on a flat rock over the fire (hamburgers and bacon are ok, forget fried eggs :p) or do "hobo dinners", in a foil packet (Hamburger, potatoes, onions). spam and hot dogs on a stick, sometimes we got fancy and did the biscuits :)

    Can of soup or beans was popular too, open and heat over the fire
     
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    I am surprised nobody has mentioned cooking over a camp fire in a brown paper bag.
     
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    :D
     
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    When I was a kid we just opened up potted meat or sardines and crackers and just watched the fire burn or heated by it. And of course sometimes had hot dogs on a stick.
     

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