Campfire Recipe: Easy Onion Casserole Bread

When my son was little, he loved crunchy onions.  You know the kind that is sort of like chips but they are fried and used in green bean casseroles.  While I did not buy these often, we did have them for the holidays but then…… recipes came out using this ingredient.  So as luck would have it, my son asked me if we could make bread with it.   I said sure, let’s give it a try.  Below is one idea on how to add French fried onions to bread.

Campfire Recipe:  Easy Onion Casserole Bread


Liquid or spray oil

1 pound package of hot roll mix

¾ cup of warm water (105-110 degrees Fahrenheit)

½ sour cream

1 egg

3 ounces of French fried onions



  1. Build the fire to prepare your coals.
  2. Place grilling rack on top of the fire. 
  3. Put pot on grilling rack.
  4. Add ¾ cup of water into the pot and heat until warm to the touch (105-110 degrees Fahrenheit).
  5. While the water is heating up, take a large bowl and pour the yeast from the hot roll mix into it.
  6. Once the water is warm, add to the bowl in step 5.
  7. Stir the water and yeast together and let sit 10 minutes.
  8. In a separate bowl, beat the egg and stir in the sour cream.
  9. Place French fried onions in a plastic bag.  Crush by rolling a can over the onions.
  10. Pour the egg and sour cream mixture into the large bowl with the yeast.
  11. Add the flour from the hot roll mix and crushed French fried onions.
  12. Stir until completely mixed.
  13. Lightly oil a large bowl and place the dough from step 12 into. 
  14. Cover with a towel and let it sit for 45 minutes or until it has doubled in size.
  15. Lightly grease the inside of a 10 inch Dutch oven.
  16. Once the dough has doubled in size, punch down with fist.
  17. Place the dough in the greased 10 inch Dutch oven and spread out.
  18. Put the lid on the Dutch oven and allow the dough to rise for 30 to 35 minutes.
  19. Once the dough has risen, move the Dutch oven to a heat resistant surface.
  20. Make a ring of 10 coals and place Dutch oven on top.
  21. Add 18 coals to the lid.  Make sure to have several in the center.
  22. After 10 minutes move those coals around the center to the outer lip of the lid. 
  23. Cook for another 15 minutes.
  24. At that time, remove the lid, and thump on the bread.  If it sounds hollow then it is done.  Otherwise, place the lid back on and cook for another 10 minutes.