Campfire Recipe: Fried Bass with Vinegar Crisps

Backwoods camping and you snagged yourself a nice fish? You can have good old English fish and chips without the fuss of making a batter or needing vats of boiling water. Now all you need for this awesome campfire recipe is a bag of salt and vinegar chips and you’re good to go!

  • ¼ Cup oil
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • 4 Bass fillets (skinned)
  • 1 Small packed salt and vinegar crisps
  • 1 Lemon (optional)

Mix eggs and water together in a bowl with a fork. Crush the salt and vinegar crisps and place them in a plate. Put the oil in a pan over the stove or fire and heat gently (a medium heat will do).

Lay each fillet in the egg mixture and then in the crisps. Lay gently in the oil and fry for about 4 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Serve with lemon wedges.


Fish is good, but fish and chips are better. Cut a potato or two into fries and brown in the leftover fish oil.

You can coat the fish in egg and then flour if you don’t have salt and vinegar chips. Season with salt and pepper.

This recipe comes from our wonderful camping cookbook. Get your copy of the Flaming Marshmallow’s Guide to Campfire Cooking.


Nikki is an author and writer specializing in green living ideas and tips, adventure travel, upcycling, and all things eco-friendly. She's traveled the globe, swum with sharks and been bitten by a lion (fact). She lives in a tiny town with a fat cat and a very bad dog.

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