Mary Janes Farm Organic Garlic Pesto Fry Bread

Delectable backcountry cuisine.

This was one of Mary Jane's first backcountry food inventions. This bread mix comes in a tall durable zip-lock bag. You add the water and knead the bag with your hands until it's thoroughly mixed. Next, you cut off a corner of the bag and squeeze small dollops of bread into a hot skillet. It's easy and quick. Picture yourself next to a lake taking in the smell of hot bread, garlic and basil. Eating these warm little breads is heavenly.

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Delish on trail dinner appetizer


    We cooked this up in Yosemite backcountry as an italian night dinner appetizer followed by MaryJane's Mac Alfredo little while later. It was the bomb. Just delicious going down. If you hav e the time/ability to pack a pan for frying on trail then this is a must have. Next time my buddy and I woudl have halved the recipe since we wound up eating more than we wanted, but it was so tasty we certainly were not suffering. Just delish.

    Delicious and simple to cook

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    The bread was very simple to cook. I brought it along on a backpacking trip in Colorado and it paired well with some trout that we caught earlier in the night. I was sceptical on how it would taste and turn out but I was absolutely shocked. It's so tasty I would even eat it at home!

    AMAZING

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Simple and delicious, enough said.

    Bite-sized pesto

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    These were so easy to make, and the taste was stellar. I loved that the batter just squeezed straight from the package so there was minimal clean up.

    My backcountry menu:

      Rather than write a small review for each individual item I recently purchased I thought I would share it all in one concise review. (Note with most Mountain House I add 2-3 oz less than it recommends)

      Recommend:

      Breakfast:
      Backpacker's Pantry Granola with Blueberries and Milk – Favorite :) (serve warm)
      AlpineAire Strawberry Honey Granola With Milk – healthy and good! (serve warm)
      Backpacker's Pantry Denver Omelet (needs pan) – best quick eggs I have tried.

      Lunch/Dinner:
      Mountain House Chicken Ala King – Favorite :)
      Backpacker's Pantry Katmandu Curry - Yum
      Mountain House Macaroni And Cheese – Oh to be a kid again!
      AlpineAire Chicken Gumbo – Delicious

      Sides/Deserts:
      Mountain House Potatoes And Cheddar With Broccoli – Favorite :)
      Mary Janes Farm Organic Garlic Pesto Fry Bread – I love bread! (bring oil)
      Mountain House Peas – Eat your veggies! Add 1-2 oz less water
      Mountain House Corn – Favorite, Add 1-2 oz less water :)
      Mountain House Green Beans – Add 1-2 oz less water
      Mary Janes Farm Organic Brownies – Yes really good!
      Mountain House Ice Cream Sandwich – Don’t get the Neapolitan, this is much better.
      Mountain House Blueberry Cheesecake – Nice size berries, make in a bowl NOT the package. (Note it will NOT keep
      Overnight).

      Pass:
      Backpacker's Pantry Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes – The Mountain House Potatoes and Cheddar with Broccoli are MUCH
      better even the resident mouse in our cave didn’t like it.
      Mountain House Scrambled Eggs With Bacon - Backpacker's Pantry Denver Omelet is much better IMO but requires a
      pan.
      Mountain House Scrambled Eggs With Ham - Backpacker's Pantry Denver Omelet is much better IMO but requires a pan.

      Neutral:
      Mary Janes Farm Organic Couscous And Lentil Curry – Not bad but I like my curry with more curry!
      Mary Janes Farm Organic Black Bean Corn Bread – Not bad but NOT cornbread just a bread with some cornmeal in it.
      Mountain House Noodles And Chicken – Yet to try will update
      Mountain House Pasta Primavera – Yet to try will update
      Mountain House Mexican Chicken With Rice – Yet to try will update
      Mary Janes Farm Organic Alfredo Pasta – Yet to try will update
      Backpacker's Pantry Chana Masala – Yet to try will update

      I like this idea of writing all the ones he has tried, and then gives a brief description on how well it turned out. Good one.

      Parent Approved

        Fried these up for my parents this weekend who initially poo poo-ed the idea pre-packaged camp food. In the end they ate their words and these delicious little pesto bread bites.

        Perfect fire food!

          These were delicious which I'm sure, everything is from Mary Janes Farm! I love Mary Jane!

          Yum

            So far, I've only tested these in my kitchen (using trail prep methods), but they were deeeelicious and super easy to make. I would happily make these with dinner on a normal night and should be downright luxurious with some soup on the trail.

            Great bread

              Very very good food. Just watch it. make sure you have a pan with decent heat dispersal. I tried cooking some in my MSR pot (thin walled stainless pot) over my Jetboil. and it just burned in the middle. The Bread is awesome when properly made :)

              Mary Jane Farms backcountry food is great

                Being a vegetarian I have a hard time finding healthy good tasting backpacking food. I have tried everything that Mary Jane Farms have to offer, all of it is delicious.

                Pretty sure the packaging is chinese. Looks like most of this stuff is "project FARM"...

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