Campfire Egg in a Ladle

A raw egg sits in a ladle over a hot fire.

Love the simple things in life, then try cooking an egg in a ladle over the campfire. All you need is a fire, a ladle, an egg, and a little bit of patience. The egg can be served in a sandwich or eaten as-is.

Cooking the egg is just the start, then comes thinking of all the ways that you can eat it. Try it in a sandwich, over leftovers, with rice, or a million other ideas. High in protein, eggs are a healthy and simple snack or a great foundation for a meal.

Some 1900’s kitchens actually had specifically shallow ladles that were designed primarily for this task. In modern times a traditional ladle will work just fine.

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A cooked egg sits in a ladle over a hot fire.
This simple recipe is an easy and fun way to cook eggs for any meal.
A cooked egg sits in a decorative blue and white plate.
You can serve the egg over rice, in a sandwich, or eat it as-is with a bit of salt and pepper.
A raw egg sits in a ladle over a hot fire.
Preheat the ladle with a pat of butter or oil, then carefully crack an egg into it and cook.

Campfire Egg in a Ladle Recipe

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A raw egg sits in a ladle over a hot fire.
Love the simple things in life, then try cooking an egg in a ladle over the campfire, which can be served in a sandwich or eaten as-is.
Preparation 1 minute
Cook 4 minutes
Ready in 5 minutes
Servings 1 Servings
CourseSnack
InfluenceEuropean
DifficultyBeginner
MethodFry

Ingredients

  • 1 pat butter
  • 1 egg

Equipment

  • ladle

Directions

  • Preheat the ladle over the fire.
  • Add the pat of butter, or other oil if desired.
  • Crack the egg into the preheated ladle. Cook until the egg is done to your liking. The closer the ladle is to the flame and hot coals the quicker it will cook, the further away the slower and softer the egg will be. 

Nutritional Information

Sodium: 98mgCalcium: 26mgVitamin A: 363IUSugar: 1gPotassium: 62mgCholesterol: 174mgCalories: 99kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 4gFat: 8gProtein: 6gCarbohydrates: 1gIron: 1mg

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