Campfire Serrano and Bacon Cheese Fries

Evan and I went backyard camping a few weeks ago to celebrate his birthday, and in doing so, we tried a new cheese fries recipe for our fire pit.  They turned out fantastic.  These fries could be prepared prior to your camping trip and stuffed in a cooler, or made onsite.  Your entire family will love them.

Campfire Serrano and Bacon Cheese Fries

– 1 bag frozen shoestring french fries
– 1 serrano, diced
– 3 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
– 1 cup shredded Monterrey jack cheese
– 2 slices American cheese, crumbled
– Butter or margarine
– Salt and pepper, to taste
– Heavy duty tin foil
First, prepare your french fry “boats” by molding 3-4 layers of tin foil into circles with the edges curled.
Then, layer your frozen french fries into each boat, keeping in mind that the less french fries you have, the more crispy they’ll turn out.  Top them with dabs of butter and a generous sprinkling of salt and black pepper.

Dice up your serrano pepper (if you’d like a little less heat, try a jalapeno), and divide it among the two french fry boats.

Meanwhile, cook your bacon to your preference and then crumble it over top.

Once the fire’s ready, place the boats toward one side of the campfire so it is among indirect heat.

After 10 minutes, add the crumbled American cheese and shredded Monterrey jack cheese over top of both boats.  Cook until melted, about 10 minutes longer.


I don’t what it is about campfires, but that smoky flavor it gives to everything you cook is incomparable to anything else. These cheese fries are spicy, smoky, and piping hot.  They are sure to please your camping crowd.  Enjoy them with cheesy fingers or with plastic forks.

Hope you love them as much as we do!

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