Okay, okay! I’ll quit talking about it and start writing about it! If you’re looking for easy Camping Breakfast Ideas, then look no further. You’ve found it – Easy Campsite Scrambled Eggs! You’ve heard about it on my podcast about Camping Food Basics. You’ve read a mention of it on my Food Planning for Music Festivals. And now enough of you have asked for it so I’m devoting an entire post to it here! I guarantee it will take longer for me to write this than it will take you to make these scrambled eggs at your campsite!
The Easiest of all Camping Breakfast Ideas – Scrambled Eggs!
Sometimes it’s easy to overlook the obvious when searching for a solution to a problem. Such is the case with me and scrambled eggs and camping. If you’re anything like me, you put a ton of effort into making sure your camping trips are fun, relaxing, and full of awesome camp food! And breakfast is a key component. I’ve come up with all kinds of camping breakfast ideas – yogurt parfaits, biscuits and sausage gravy (yum!), and I’ve even fallen into the Pop Tart trap occasionally (these actually make for a fun camp breakfast every once in awhile). But eggs always presented a bit of a problem…
There’s no question that people love scrambled eggs! Especially when sitting out by a morning campfire sipping on a rich, hot cup of coffee. But bringing eggs creates a bit of a dilemma. They crack! And they make a mess. My first attempt at bringing eggs was a disaster. I carefully put a carton of eggs near the top of the food cooler, and ever so gently packed the remaining few items around the carton. Well, my friends, things shift when getting bounced around in the back of the truck or trailer. Yes, even carefully packed items surrounding a fragile carton of eggs! And when the shifting occurs, eggs break! They break and they ooze all over everything else in the cooler. And so it goes…
So, How Exactly DO You Bring Eggs Camping?
Needless to say, after the crushed egg incident, I was a little gun-shy about the whole egg thing. I even bought one of those hard plastic egg carrying things that’s specifically designed to bring eggs camping. Nope! Those are great if you buy really small eggs. I don’t. It was years (yeah, I’m a little slow sometimes) before I figured out how to take eggs camping, scramble up some amazing ham-filled, cheese-oozing, fluffy eggs, and have NO mess to clean up! Scramble them first! Duh! This is truly one of my favorite Camping Breakfast Ideas!
Here’s how it goes: The night before you go camping, scramble up a dozen or so eggs. Add diced ham, a little shredded cheese (Velveeta Shreds work well), salt and pepper. (Throw in some sliced green onion if you really want to be fancy). Put it all into a large zip top bag, seal well, and toss into your freezer. Place the frozen bag of eggs into your food cooler when you’re packing it up before you hit the road and it will be ready to go the next morning! Just heat up a pot of water and put the sealed zip top bag into the boiling water for about 10-15 minutes, gently jostling the bag around occasionally to ensure even cooking. The eggs will turn light, fluffy yellow as they cook. As soon as you see that the entire contents of the bag are light yellow, they’re done! Serve them up and toss out the bag. Couldn’t be easier. Couldn’t be better. Couldn’t be more of a snap to clean up. Like I said – one of the very best Camping Breakfast Ideas!
So pull out the roadmap. Pick a beautiful spot near a lake, or deep into the forest, or right on the edge of the sand near the ocean, scramble your eggs, pack your cooler, and hit the road. You’ll make memories that will last a lifetime! And make sure to take pictures of your Easy Camping Scrambled Eggs and post them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Snap it! I can’t wait to see them! (Make sure to tag @TheSpicyApron so I see it!)
Here are some items I use to make this dish