A few weeks ago my little lady returned from her day away on her sjöscout island bursting with lots of enthusiasm over the day, but mainly for the food that they had prepared and eaten. In particular, a dish called the “scout bomb”. She had been dying to cook this for us all on the fire, so this week I made sure we had all the ingredients, and on our weekly fire pit meal she prepared, she cooked, and she did a great job…..the fact that she cooked a meal all three children ate without a complaint is something I very rarely achieve!
Potatoes (diced, and I worked on 2 small potatoes per person).
A knob of butter per person.
A huge sausage (excuse the supermarket photo of said sausage, but I forgot to include it in the proper photo and by the time I remembered it was in our tummies!!).
Dice the potato and sausage.
Peel off a leek leaf and make into a rectangle to hold a portion (it’s your plate).
Place the mixed up diced potato and sausage onto the leek leaf.
On top of the potato and sausage place the knob of butter and a few teaspoons of cream cheese.
Wrap the whole bundle in tin foil….and there is your scout bomb ready to cook.
To cook your scout bomb place it onto the fire for at least 15 mins. Once that is finished, carefully lift it off onto a plate and unwrap the scout bomb. The leek “plate” will have infused the rest of the meal with flavour, and the butter and cream cheese melted to coat the meal in a delicious sauce.
You can eat your scout bomb straight off the leaf, but my three are quite adverse to the known presence of leek in their meals (even though it was the choice of one of them to cook with it!), so we scraped it all off onto a plate….it was very delicious, and very welcome on a very wet day!