Camp Oven Cooking: Tips For Outdoor Cooking

Camp oven cooking

There’s nothing quite like building a fire, wrapping your food in foil, and throwing it on the coals. Though traditional camp oven cooking involves a classic cast iron pot with a lid, the Camp Oven by Goldline is a brilliant upgrade. 

It takes the term ‘dutch oven’ to a whole other level, with the ability to smoke, grill, and boil food. In this article, we’ll give you some essential tips on using a camp oven to get the best results every time. 

How to Set up your Camp Oven Cooking

Goldline’s Camp Oven is conveniently easy to assemble. The cooking pot and pan fit seamlessly into the main oven compartment. You can also use the removable grilling racks for searing meat and vegetables. There is a separate drawer for coals that makes cooking and cleaning a breeze. 

Thanks to the chimney, the camp oven produces less smoke than traditional dutch oven setups. Since the camp oven can heat to different temperatures, you can make a variety of dishes. Whether it’s scrambled eggs for breakfast, a hearty soup on a cold night, or a thick roast, the camp oven makes campsite cooking much more manageable. 

How to Season your Camp Oven

Camp oven cooking

Seasoning your new camp oven is essential to protect the metal and keep it rust-free. The process of seasoning retains the non-stick layer on the inside for easier cleaning. 

To season your camp oven, first, pre-heat the camp stove to 200°C. Then, let the oven heat up until you need gloves to remove it from the fire. This forces the moisture out so that it’s ready to absorb the oil. Next, coat the bottom of the oven with a thin layer of vegetable oil. 

Finally, place the stove back on the kitchen oven or BBQ at  200°C, letting the oil form a hardened layer on the bottom. If needed, you can repeat the process with another layer of oil. Seasoning will make camp oven cooking easier as food won’t stick to the bottom of the pot. 

Camp Oven Cooking Recipe Ideas

The Camp Oven by Goldline can make delicious roasts, curries, roasted chicken, and even desserts. Here are two recipes to get you started. 

Baked Parmesan Chicken

Ingredients 
  • 1 kg chicken thigh fillets 
  • ¾ jar of Mayonnaise
  • 250g Parmesan Cheese 
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic salt 
  • 1 teaspoon Onion powder 
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Cooking Method

Lay the fillets down in the cooking pot and cover with mayonnaise. Then, sprinkle the top of the chicken with parmesan cheese, spices, salt, and pepper. Finally, close the lid and place coals on top of the cover. Cook for 40-45 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. 

Serve immediately with vegetables, if desired. 

Camp Oven Roast

Ingredients
  • Cut of beef, chicken, or pork large enough to feed the family. 
  • Potatoes, sweet potatoes, or other veggies 
  • Garlic 
  • Olive oil 
Cooking Method 

To prepare the meat, make small cuts with a knife and place garlic inside the incisions. Then, peel and cut the potatoes in half. Place everything inside the pot with a slight drizzle of oil on the bottom. Place the lid on top of the camp oven and cover the lid with coals—cook for 30-45 minutes, or until the meat and potatoes are cooked. 

Serve immediately with rice or bread. 

We hope these camp oven cooking tips come in handy on your next camping adventure. For more information about Goldline’s Camp Oven, contact us at 03 9799 9660, and we’ll get back to you with all the information you need.