Camping Recipe: Potato Pancakes

Posted by: NOLS on Sep 8, 2017

Fill up for breakfast or dinner with this delicious camping recipe for potato pancakes. (Don't forget to top with your favorite hot sauce!)

Camping Recipe for Potato Pancakes

Photo courtesy of Alex Chang - Cornell Leadership Expedition

Ingredients (Feeds 3-4 people)

  • 7 cups water
  • 4 broth packets (any flavor)
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 cups potato pearls
  • 1/2 cup couscous
  • 1 1/2 cup flour (any kind)
  • 1/3 pound cheese cubed
  • Butter or oil for frying
  • Optional: ham or bacon bits


  1. Boil water 
  2. Add broth packets and spices
  3. Add potato pearls, couscous, and flour
  4. Remove pot from stove and stir in cheese until well mixed
  5. Cover and let sit for 10 minutes
  6. Shape handfuls of batter into patties and coat with flour
  7. Fry in butter or oil, with lid on, over medium-high heat until patties are raised, golden grown, and crispy
  8. Flip to cook on both sides
  9. Let cool to solidify, and serve with salsa, hot sauce, or ketchup



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