What's the Cheapest Way of Cooking Sausages?
5 April 2013
It's a rule - when you go camping you have to cook sausages. The kids will demand it and there is no way you can disappoint those little cherubs. Don't worry though, you don't have to break open your jar of twenty pences, here's how to do it on the cheap.
|The Cheapest Way|
Buy a Hi Gear Solid Fuel Stove for under £5. I havent tried this, because Im not that much of a tight arse, but one 14g tablet will burn for about 10 minutes depending on wind and temperature. According to Jamie Oliver, sausages take about 12 minutes to cook but I like mine black and unchewable so Im going to need two tablets (dont worry it comes with 24 tablets). The problem is the solid fuel stoves are tiny so you wont be able to cook a load of sausages at once. For a family, you could be cooking for hours. But if £4.99 plus £1.49 for some Lidl sausages gets you excited then
|The Next to Cheapest Way|
Heres a better option. Buy a Hi Gear Portable Gas Cooker (Go Outdoors) with six canisters of butane for about 20 quid. This is the cheaper version of the Campingaz Bistro but looks pretty similar to me. Theres only one burner but thats all you need. Throw your pan on the stove, fill it full of meat and listen to it hiss. Twenty minutes and youre done, 12 minutes if youre Jamie.
|The Nearly Cheapest Way|
This last ones for you people out there who know how to do it right. Its a barmy evening, the midges have decided to suck someone elses blood, the stag night has packed up and gone what do you need? A glass of wine and a barbeque - burn meat properly thats what I say. You can get a foldable barbeque (Go Outdoors) for around £20 plus a bag of charcoal for a fiver. Yes, I know you can get a disposable bbq for under a fiver but heres the usp. After the meat has been digested, throw some tree branches into your foldable barbeque and youve got yourself a camp fire. A lot of campsite wont let you have a fire unless its raised off the ground, yours is skadoosh.
|I dont want to put a downer on the barmy evening but bbqs do take about 30 minutes to get going (3 hours if youre me), by the time the meats cooked your family will have gone to live with another family two tents down with a Campingaz Double Burner and Grill (Go Outdoors). Also, if youve only got a bbq its going to be difficult making a quick cuppa so youll probably have to take a stove as well.|
If in doubt stick with the portable gas cooker.
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