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How to cook Campfire Potato Wedges

Posted by Gav Grayston.
First Published Jul 2015; updated May 2023.

Potato Wedges are easy to cook on your campfire or over a BBQ. Get it right, and they turn out excellent.

We tried these the other week at the campsite and they turned out really well. So here's how you can make potato wedges over the campfire or BBQ.

What You Need

  • Potatoes (obviously!)
  • Foil
  • Oil
  • Optional seasoning (e.g. salt, pepper, paprika, etc.)
  • A hot BBQ or hot embers from a campfire

How to cook the wedges

Preparing the Potato Wedges

Preparing the potato wedges in our Outwell Collaps colander.

Cooking the wedges is very straightforward.

  • Wash and slice potatoes into wedges.
  • Tear off two sheets of foil.
  • Turn up the sides on one of the foil sheets and add some oil.
  • Put some potato wedges into the oil on the foil sheet.
  • Season if you wish (we used smoked paprika).
  • Make sure the potatoes are covered in oil.
  • Wrap the foil around them.
  • Use the second sheet to wrap another layer of foil around your potatoes.
  • Place the potato parcel on hot campfire embers (not in the flames) or over a hot BBQ.

They could take around 40 minutes, depending on how hot the fire or BBQ is.

Turn them regularly. Using Hot Gloves helps with this (click here to see Hot Gloves on Amazon).

As it gets near to 40 minutes, check the potatoes. They can easily catch it if too hot.

We cooked ours in two separate parcels. I've found that when parcels are too big, they don't cook as well.

These turned out so well. We wish we had cooked more than two parcels 🙂

Campfire Potato Wedges

The Result

The result: delicious potato wedges!

They turned out a cross between potato wedges and roast potatoes...and they were all the better for it 🙂

Give it a try.

If you do, post a picture in the comments below.

Gear used

Here's what we used. You should be able to bring everything you need from home if you don't have a specific camping item.