Camping Recipe: Broccoli Dip

Camping Recipe: Broccoli Dip

Today I’m going to share with you an epic secret; My three step decision process for creating a tasty dish without pulling your hair out! Ya see, it works like this:

Step 1: Does the recipe sound exciting? For instance “boiled lentils” doesn’t sound like much chop, I can pretty much taste the nothingness just writing it. “Unbelievable Crab Dip” on the other hand…


So fresh.

Step 2: Do I have at least a few of the ingredients listed that I need to use up? (the more ingredients I have on hand the higher it rates)

There is a third step applicable to camping though…

Step 3: Simplicity

Anyway, enough of this codswallop. My point is that Broccoli Dip crossed step one off the process as I had a heap of the little green trees growing in my vege patch. It also crosses step two off cos it is bloody tasty. And step 3? Well if you don’t mind a bit of chopping, some sauteing and a lot of relaxing then this one’s for you! Here’s how it’s done.

You Will Need:

  • 90g of butter
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons flour
  • 200g or about half a broccoli
  • 150g garlic cheese cut in chunks

Now you know what you need, you just need to know how to make it:

broccoli-dip-camping-fire1. Chop up all your ingredients reasonably small, but not to the point where they are pulp.

2. Melt your butter in a frying pan or whatever you have handy. Saute the celery and onion in that, just so it’s soft; don’t let it go brown. Then stir in the flour.

3. Spoon your sauteed ingredients into a small camp oven, add the remaining ingredients and mix it up as best you can. It’ll probably be a bit chunky and kinda nasty looking, but things will get better I promise.

4. Set the camp oven on a very low heat; after 20 minutes or so it should be just bubbling. Let it go like this for about 90 minutes at least, stirring it half way to help it combine better.

5. Set it aside to cool a little, but not entirely. This dip is best eaten when still warm. Serve with whatever it is that you prefer to dip (bread made in another camp oven is brilliant!)

broccoli-dip-camping-fire-funtimesOkay, so it looks more like cheese than broccoli. However, you would be surprised how much broccoli you can actually taste! As you can see, it makes more dip than one person alone could handle. Make sure you have some mates along to help you polish it off.


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  1. rolly
    October 18, 21:22 Reply
    already getting the ingredients together, looks great I am sure it tastes fine with a beer or wine maybe both thanks- Rolly

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