I’m sure someone such as your mother or grandmother probably told you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Certainly breakfast is a very important part of camping!
So here are a few breakfast ideas to inspire you.
The classic fry-up
This is our default camping breakfast. We like other things… but often you can smell the bacon from your neighbours and inevitably you feel a bit jealous. We mix and match to keep things interesting – here are some of our favourite options:
sausages – chipolatas are the best as they cook quickly and are less likely to result in the burnt on the outside, raw in the inside phenomena!
bacon – cooked until it is nice and crispy, who can resist the smell of cooking bacon?
eggs – fried or scrambled. When I make scrambled eggs, for every egg I add a knob of butter, a splash of milk and my secret ingredient a knob of cheese!
mushrooms – a favourite of mine, roughly chopped and cooked in a pan with some butter. If you are doing a vegetarian breakfast you could also add a little finely chopped onion and some handfuls of spinach.
baked beans – not my favourite, but the other goat likes them. Fortunately you can buy half sized tins for exactly this eventuality!
tomatoes – cut in half and cooked briefly on both sides to mimic grilled tomatoes
bread – either bought, or if there’s plenty of time I often make damper bread in the dutch oven over the fire.
fried potatoes – always cut them into smaller cubes than you think is necessary to be sure they cook through
potato cakes – made with leftover potato from the night before or with instant mash, mixed with butter and flour and dry fried
griddle scones – good to rustle up out of stock ingredients (self-raising flour, egg, milk) and fried, my favourite varity have shredded cabbage in them too!
orange juice – I think this is an important accompaniment as the sharpness of the juice cuts through the fatty fry up. I get the longlife fruit juice when we’re camping as it makes storage easier.
a pot of tea – I don’t do anything before tea, let alone cook breakfast in a field!
More breakfast options to follow in the next post.
PS don’t forget to pack the ketchup! (I often do forget, much to the other goat’s disappointment!!)