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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Campfire Chicken Piccata and Garlic Smashed Tatoes

More campfire cooking........ lol


I made this chicken dish last summer while camping and my friends requested it again for this camp out.

I started my cubed potatoes in salted water....



Sauteed some green and yellow onions with minced garlic in a bit of butter......








Grilled some chicken and bacon wrapped corn......


Added half of my sauteed onions and garlic to my drained, tender potatoes....



Made my sauce...

added capers, lemon juice, butter and sherry to the sauteed onions and garlic....




Smashed the potatoes with a bit of milk, butter, salt and pepper....




Placed my grilled chicken into the skillet of sauce....



The chicken piccata, garlic smashed potatoes, cucumber salad and watermelon...







The pictures aren't the best, but I never know if they are going to come out at all when camping. lol

The food tasted good so I guess that's what counts. :)


20 comments:

YD, sometimes with Samantha & June said...

I think I drool all over my desk. LOL!

cowgirl said...

LOL! Thanks YD, I'm glad you liked the pics. :)

Wayne said...

Ok that's it. No more llooking at your blog before lunch. I get so hungry I eat everything in sight.

Hey a fiend of mine just filled me in on a cajun microwave (or as he calls it back home, a coonass microwave). Being the outdoor chef that you are I thought I would get your two cents worth.

Thanks I love reading your blog.

"Hold Fast"
Wayne

Rothe Homestead Farm said...

Pics look great ta me....and I'll bet it tasted good, looks fantastic!!!

Gene

cowgirl said...

LOL Thank you Wayne!
I'm familiar with the cajun cookers...From what I hear, they do a great job of cooking, but do not add the smoke flavor that pits, open fires or smokers do.
The heat is on the outside of the box so no smokey flavor gets to the food. It's more like oven cooking.
The meat is juicy and tender though.
I'm really fond of fire roasted or smoked meat, and actually feel guilty when I wrap something in foil..(like the beef ribs I did while camping).
I guess it's just a matter of preference.
Maybe they will come up with a way to add wood chips or something inside the cooker...that might sell me on one. :)

Thank you for the post Wayne and Thank you for reading my blog, I appreciate that!!
Jeanie

cowgirl said...

Thank you Gene! I make this at home a lot... but the chicken is not grilled it's coated in flour and fried. Has a nice crust on it.
But.... the grilled version isn't bad. :)

Hope you are having good weather up there!

Mrs. JP said...

Look,,,if you are going to keep torturing me like this - you'll just have to make us a care package. I dub thee "Outdoor Queen of Cooking."

cowgirl said...

lol Mrs JP! Thank you! :)

Chris said...

I have never made picatta on a dutch oven but ready to try it now. You rock at campfire cooking. I've just got my first cowboy dutch oven this year and have been having fun with it. You give me some great ideas.

Ken said...

As always you rock the boat with your tantalizing campfire delicacies.

Ken

cowgirl said...

Hey, thank you Chris! Don't ya love campfire cooking? Everything tastes so much better over a fire. :)

cowgirl said...

Ken, Thanks! It's good to see ya. :)

Frugal Canadian Hermit said...

That's some pretty interesting dishes Jeanie. I do believe I will be looking at this blog again sometime in the near future when I find a little time for fancy campfire cooking.

Anonymous said...

Quick question Cowchicky....WHO takes sherry with them when they go camping? LOL

Looks great!

dracothehound said...

you know i see that your friends want you to go camping its the cooking and good food lolol

thats what i think the guys want me to go hunting for i can cook lololol

cowgirl said...

Mark, you will be able to cook in your front yard while you sit on your porch....and there will be no neighbors close by! :)

Thanks Mark!

cowgirl said...

lol Mr D.... I take sherry with me! Actually, I planned what I was going to cook, then packed the ingredients I needed. :)

I don't always cook what I plan, but we never go hungry. lol

cowgirl said...

lol Dave, you sound just like me!! We both must love cooking over a fire, and our friends know it. :)
Thanks!

Tex said...

I just want to know when your going to cook up some of that fine grub for me..??

cowgirl said...

Hey Tex, you wouldn't be talking about a whole hog on a cinderblock pit would ya?