Kristin and I had the chance to have a meal by ourselves on our last campout since the kiddos spent the day with their grandparents. So in preparation for an “adult” meal I went looking for some good side dishes to go with the steaks and potatoes I planned to cook. These bacon wrapped carrots with a maple-syrup glaze looked amazing so I thought I would give the recipe a try. Head over to the Closet Cooking website for the full recipe, but here’s how to cook them over a camp stove or campfire:
Step 1: Add a little oil to your cast iron pan and heat to medium. Wrap the carrots in bacon and add to the pan. Fry, turning occasionally to ensure you are cooking evenly.
Tip: I covered the pan to “steam” them a bit since the carrots were larger than the recipe recommended.
Step 2: After the carrots are starting to get tender and the bacon is almost cooked, drizzle the maple syrup over the carrots. Cook until just caramelized.
These caramelized carrots were so good–almost like candy (which might be because the maple syrup heated enough to reach the candy phase 🙂 ). Served with a side of rosemary roasted potatoes and steaks topped with mushrooms and onions, this was a five-star dinner at the campground!