Campfire Boiled Egg


  • Eggs (keep in cooler with plenty of ice)
  • Wax covered paper cups
  • Water
  • 1/4 c. butter
  • Campfire
  • Metal tongs

Step by Step Instructions

For this amazing cooking trick, you need fresh eggs which have been carefully stored in a cooler or insulated bag with a cold pack

Also need wax-covered paper cup, just a bit bigger in size than the eggs, and water.

This only works with paper cups, so don’t try to substitute with anything else!

Place the egg in a cup, and add enough water so the cup is nearly full. (Larger cups will take much longer to boil.)

Place the cups very near the fire. (At this point, the top of the cups may catch on fire—the water keeps the rest of the cup from burning.)

The paper heats quickly, heating the water inside quickly

Within a few minutes, you’ll have a boiled egg!

Removing the eggs from the fire is the trick in this adventure.

Using a set of metal tongs or a large pair of channel locks keep the eggs from rolling through the coals of the campfire.

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