Camping experiment - Hobo Popcorn

Even though we camp with a Travel Trailer now, it doesn't mean we don't like to still cook outside and try new things. One of the new things we tried was making "Hobo Popcorn". Which is simply popping the popcorn over the campfire in a homemade foil pack. And as with many first time experiments, this one had less than desirable results. But, we had fun, laughed and learned what not to do for next time!

So, here is our Hobo Popcorn experiment:

First off, the recipe states use one tablespoon of oil and one tablespoon of popcorn. We would change that to at least double that amount.

Okay, this is how NOT to fold the foil pack. You should gather all the corners up to top and then tie off.

Another import note to self: Do NOT use regular string to make Hobo Popcorn. It burns! Find thin wire!


Well, hum, yup some burnt popcorn. Back to the drawing board!

** Sorry this is so late posting. Blogger has been screwing with me and my pictures. Grrrrr!

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  1. What could be more fun?!! I love this. And don't ever worry about being late for FF. I'm the Queen of Late, and I decree Late is Good. Even if you post on Saturday.

  2. I can imaging the laughs you had!
    My post are also always late even when I do them om friday morning at 8. There must be a bigger time difference then I thought. When I post thursday at midnight Mr Linky is not up as yet.When I wake up and post at 8am there are already 45 post that awaite me and I am at the bottem of the pile.
    Hope you come and visit me.
    Have a nice day.

  3. Now we know what DOESN'T work! Lots of fun! Glad you shared it :)

  4. We used to cook popcorn just like at our cottage in MI this when I was a kid. I forgot all about it until now!

  5. Reminds me of Jiffy Pop Popcorn. Do you remember that? I used to beg my mom to grab one of those foil pans that would hang all over the grocery store, and every now and then she would actually buy one. Such fun!!!

  6. You'll get it right :-). In the meantime, thank you for letting the rest of us know what not to do. Have a wonderful day.

  7. Great post! I love sharing boo-boos! The corn that IS ok looks great, though!

  8. We are all a work in progress when it comes to cooking:)


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