How to cook edible sunken treasures

"Let this information down," the consultant sang.

Six campers shoveled the sandbank of Lake Enemy Swim on the Coteau Ridge in northeastern South Dakota.

I never thought that when I left home and went to the Nesodak camp with a suitcase and a duffel bag, all my new camp clothes were filled with stitched "Kathi" labels, I would dig a pit on the ground. .

"Stimulation is in experience, and there is always something new to discover in front." My father's words rang.

"Keep an open mind. You will have a good time," my mother added at the last minute and then sent me away.

The idea of ​​canoeing in the icy waters, making hand-made treasures in the western country cottages, hiking and roasting marshmallows in the forest, and Kumbaya's voice or the ghostly story filled with the night sky in preparation I have been dancing in my imagination for weeks.

I have been to several summer camps, so I know very well what will happen. I know what I like and I don't like. I don't like KP. Kitchen patrol is not my pleasure. In fact, whenever I was told to help my mother wash the dishes at home, I would become a master of fraudulent excuses. But in the camp, I was smart enough to know that I could escape with my free, weak mother at home and would not work with my peers in the camp. Taking on your own weight is just an unwritten law.

It is the artistic aspect of the camp housework floating on my boat, and hangi is perfectly suited to this bill. Hangi is very interesting and completely different from other camp meals. Digging a hangi is not even like KP.

Hangi and his culinary cousins ​​- Pachamanca, Kalua and New England 蛤蜊 baking – are all related to their style and style. They are all based on excavation and preparation for use as a pit for the cooking room.

Cooking a meal underground may seem novel to the modern world, but the roots of this cooking may be as old as humans. [19659002] If the concept of cooking sunken treasure captures your imagination, then the next step is as easy as discovering a theme.

For a New Zealand Maori inspired party, please place a hangi. For the celebrations in Peru, please follow the old Inca tradition and Pachamanca. If you need a Hawaiian flavor, you can choose the tropical Kalua with a sunny kiss, or if the American theme is more in line with your style, why not throw a New England roast? Perhaps you can use it as an interpretation of your own Gulf Coast, combining our regional cuisine with this unusual cooking style of the upcoming summer shindig.

How to put down a hangi

1. Dig a hole in the sand.

2. Ignite the flame in the hole and heat the rock at the bottom. Don't stay at this time; you need to work fast.

3. Place the prepared food in a soaked muslin or white cotton bag and place it in the wire basket. Chicken, meat, potatoes, onions and corn are all cooked in this way. For more ideas on recipes and menus, please sign up for Kathi Dameron's How to Create Wow Newsletter

4. Cover the food with sand and the entire fire pit.

5. Let the food cook for two hours.

6. Don't forget where you buried your dinner.

7. Check local laws and take responsibility for playing with fire.

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