JUST BECAUSE YOU LOOK HOMELESS, DOESN’T MEAN YOU CAN’T EAT LIKE A KING.
When you’re sat around a campfire, you’re free from the usual conventions of society. If it feels good, go for it.
While eating with your hands and throwing your plate into the rubbish might be looked down on from the high horse of the modern dining table, nobody can see what you get up to out in the bush.
No single dish exemplifies the camp cookery core philosophy more eloquently than the humble hobo pack. A handful of tasty ingredients, wrapped in foil, cooked on the coals of your campfire and eaten with gusto.
The contents of your hobo pack can vary, containing meat and veg, leftovers, or anything in between.
One of our favourite variations is the breakfast pack – hash brown, sausages and scrambled eggs. Give these a go next time you head bush; they taste so good you might want to whip up a batch at home.
INGREDIENTS (per person)
~ Sheet of alfoil doubled over and folded flat
~ Two eggs
~ Frozen hash brown
~ Two sausages
~ Handful of shredded cheese
~ Cooking oil
~ Add a light spray of cooking oil to your folded foil
~ Crimp alfoil edges upwards in order to contain eggs
~ Slice both sausages open and butterfly them
~ Place snags flat on top of your oiled foil
~ Beat two eggs, pour them over the top of sausages
~ Add your hash brown on top of eggs and sausages
~ Grab edges of foil and gather upwards into a tent shape, sealing the pack
~ Place hobo packs among the coals for 15 minutes
~ Once packs are cooked, add a handful of shredded cheese.
Get stuck in and try to remember why you’re a functioning member of society!