So, the red potatoes, very easy, very period! Cut up about 3 pounds of red potatoes, add enough water to scantly cover, flavor to your preference ( I used salt, pepper, thyme & butter). I used my lidded cast iron pot for these. Place in a 350* oven for 45 minutes to an hour. Pull them out of the oven & let them cool for a bit before serving- they are VERY HOT! They were so good!!!
This would be a very easy dish to fix in camp that required minimal "babysitting", just sit the pot near the fire, rotating it occasionally. You can cook these plain, or add some more veggies (onion, carrots, etc.) for more flavor & variety. You could also leave off some of the seasoning for the picky eaters and have each person season them to their own taste.
While I do not have an actual "recipe" for these, I cannot imagine any of our ancestors would not have done such a simple dish!