Tips For Foil Cooking
Use heavy-duty foil. Stronger foil prevents rips and leaks. It also protects your meals from getting ashes in them. If you only have regular foil, double or triple wrap your meal.
Seal foil packets with foil folds. I know our first inclination is to crunch the sides of the packet closed, but doing this sometimes causes the juices to come out. Always fold the excess foil to make sure everything stays put.
Put meat on the bottom of the packet. Meats take the longest to cook. If you’re using pre-cooked meat, like much freeze-dried meat, it doesn’t need to be at the bottom of the packet.
Use thin meat. Pound or slice meats to make them thinner for easier cooking. Bite-sized pieces work best because they’re easier to eat straight out of the packet (no knife required!).
Cut hard vegetables into thin slices. Cut potatoes and carrots into thin slices; they’ll take as long as the meat to cook. Other vegetables can be cut into chunks.
Not all types of aluminum foils are of the same quality. I have used generic and it does work fine, however, the best I have found and continues to be the best is Reynolds wrap.
- 2 Medium Sweet potatoes 500g
- 4 tsp Ghee melted
- 1 1/2 tsp Real Salt Natural Season Salt
- 20 Sprigs Fresh Thyme
- 1 Lb Top sirloin steak * Trimmed and sliced into 2-inch cubes
- 2 tsp Real Salt Natural Garlic Salt
- Fresh chives minced (for garnish)
Pre-heat your grill for medium-high heat. Cut 8, 12-inch pieces of tinfoil and make 4 layers of 2, making sure the shiny side is facing up.
Slice the sweet potato into 1/2 inch thick slices, then quarter each slice.
For a medium steak:
Place the potatoes in a large microwave-safe bowl and add a few Tbsp of water. Cover and microwave until the potatoes JUST begin to soften, about 2 minutes. Dry off well with a paper towel. (If you like your steak more well done, skip this step.)
Toss the potatoes with the melted ghee until evenly coated. Then, toss with the season salt until well coated.
Divide the potatoes in an even layer between the prepared tinfoil packets. Place 5 sprigs of Thyme on top.
In a large bowl, toss the steak with the garlic salt. Divide the cubes on top of the sweet potatoes in a single layer.
Fold the middles of the foil packets on top of each other (so the shiny sides are being folded in and not exposed.) Then double fold the ends in (one small fold, and then another small fold to make a packet.) Make sure to seal them very tight!
Place on indirect heat on the grill and cook for 8-10 minutes for a medium rare steak, or 10-15 for more done steak. I recommend checking after 8 minutes to see where your steak is at!
Once cooked, CAREFULLY open the packets (they’re hot!) and sprinkles fresh chives over.
Make sure you slice your steak into 2-inch cubes and the potatoes as written for even cooking
Life can be tough. Hack your life with this simple aluminum foil tips and tricks.
1. How to make your silver jewelry look like new again Has your precious jewelry item lost its shine?
Fix it in no time using one of these cool life hacks.
Wrap your jewelry on a little piece of paper and leave it overnight in salted water. In the morning your old jewelry item will look like new again. This trick works magic with silver rings, necklaces, pendants, and earrings. Warm up some water in a pot and put a foil ball in the boiling water. Add one tablespoon of baking soda. Put your jewelry or silver cutlery in and let it boil for a while.
One more little trick: attach some thread to your necklace or ring not, it will help you to take it out easily.
2. How to cook a warm sandwich with an iron This is a great and quick life hacks for poor students or just very lazy people – make a delicious sandwich using an iron. Take a piece of aluminum foil, add one teaspoon of olive or any vegetable oil and wrap a sandwich in it. You may even use old dry bread because this life hacks will help you to fix it. Warm it up with an iron. You will get a yummy sandwich with melted cheese in under a minute.
3. Delicious potato camping hack Do you like camping and traveling? I surely do! Here is a tasty and easy camping recipe you can cook on the go. Wash a potato (do not peel it) and wrap it in a piece of aluminum foil. Put it in warm ash after the fire. You will get a really tasty how potato with smoke flavor.
4. How to whiten teeth at home Do you want to whiten your teeth at home and get a Hollywood smile? Carefully mix two spoons of baking soda with some toothpaste, put this mixture on a stripe of aluminum foil and apply it to your teeth. This is probably the easiest way to get the perfect white smile.
- 6 large eggs
- 1/2 c. milk
- kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 lb. refrigerated hash browns thawed if frozen
- 1 c. chopped ham
- 2 c. shredded Cheddar
- Butter for foil
- Chopped fresh chives for garnish
In a large resealable plastic bag, crack eggs, add milk, and season with salt and pepper. Stir in hash browns, ham, and cheese.
Butter four squares of aluminum foil and divide mixture among foil. Fold tightly and seal.
Place packets over campfire or grill and cook until eggs are cooked and hash browns tender and crispy, about 10 minutes.
Garnish with chives and serve.