I have used this method to Boil water for hot chocolate and make hardboiled eggs! I want to see you try boiling something in a paper cup maybe carrots...
I'm sure you have made hard boiled eggs before in a pot on a stove. But I don't believe you have ever made one in a paper cup in a campfire. That's right I said it IN not on the campfire. If you want to pretend you are a wilderness survivor and want to look cool making an egg with a cup found on the ground (don't recommend making it in a random cup on the ground, it may have germs) than look no further find an egg and boil it ( don't recommend taking an egg from the wild you may be fined by the forest ranger). I also think you could boil things other than eggs in the cup maybe boiled chicken? Just think of all the possibilities of cooking without a pan! So Lets get cooking!
For this Eggcellent meal you will need
- A nice toasty campfire
- A paper cup (not Styrofoam, plastic, or hot cups)
- An egg ( not broken or rotten )
*Remember to keep refrigerated.
- And a pair of tongs
Step 2: The Science Behind it!!
If you put a paper cup in a fire it will burn! (amazing right?) Well if you put water in a paper cup it will not burn as long as there is water in it. (the edge of the cup will burn but where the water is will not burn.) This is because water is a conductor that keeps the heat away. Technically you could do this in a paper bag (however the bag may break because it is wet.)