Pie Iron: A Revolutionary Cooking Tool (to me)

At the end of the camping season last year, my neighbors were a wonderful couple who showed me a very cool little tool, called a Pie Iron. You insert two slices of buttered bread and some toppings, press it together, put it over the fire and KAPOW!… you have a feast of campfire deliciousness. Being a totally inexperienced campfire cooker, I thought this was a revolutionary cooking concept! Wow!!!

My camping neighbor surprised me by tracking me down at work and bringing me my own Pie Iron. It was such a wonderful surprise. I was so delighted that I brought it to my workstation and showed all of my co-workers this innovate campfire cooking tool.

They responded probably the same way you are responding as you read this… that Pie Irons are basic campfire cooking stuff. Boy Scouts use them. They are in every camping isle of pretty much every store. Welll…. as I said, I’m pretty inexperienced.

So, as you can tell, cooking over the campfire is NOT my thing. More details: http://cuontheroad.net/what-not-to-do/

But I would like to get better.  Any hints or suggestions to help me to improve my skills and results would be much appreciated!

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  • Reply Campfire Cooking: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back – CU On The Road May 12, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    […] trip of the season, I gathered the utensils, my mitt, lots of Aluminum Foil, a few recipes and the Pie Iron that was a gifted to me by a generous camping neighbor last year when I expressed awe at h…  We were pumped up for our campfire cooking […]

  • Reply Mark FInk May 13, 2015 at 8:38 am

    Looks like you discovered Mountain Pies. Looks like you discovered Mountain Pies. Try Pizza sauce mozzarella cheese and maybe some pepperoni slices

    • Reply Chris Hughes May 14, 2015 at 8:03 am

      Hi Mark!!! Thanks for your suggestion. The pizza spin sounds great. I’ll have to try that once we get our new pie iron. With Appreciation, Chris

    Thoughts?