- Egg Containers
The first and most obvious option is to purchase a hard-plastic egg container which prevents them being crushed while in transport. Perfect for storing them in iceboxes, food tubs, etc without fear.
- Drink Bottles
Grab yourself an empty 1L drink bottle (the larger the opening the better), crack and funnel as many eggs as you’ll need into the bottle. This can be done scrabbled or unscrambled depending on your meal plans. As long as the bottle isn’t shaken to vigorously, egg yolks will remain in tack and can be poured out individually. If not being used straight away, freeze the bottle to extend their shelf life and keep other food cold.
- Cyrovaced Bags
Put scrambled eggs and other ingredients into a cyrovaced bag. Store these in the fridge or esky until required, then the place bag (still sealed) in simmering water until egg is cooked through. It’s a mess free way of storing and cooking a breakfast omelette. These can be frozen if needed for a later stage of the trip.
- Toad in a Hole
Forgot egg rings? Try cooking ‘toad in a hole’. Simply cut a circle in the middle of a slice of bread and place on the hotplate. Crack an egg into the middle, the bread will keep it contained. Flip to cook both sides and breakfast is served!
Don’t like bread but still forgot your egg rings? Fear not you can use onion rings or cross section slices of capsicum as another edible egg ring.
Don’t like onions, capsicum, or bread and on a health kick? Crank up the camp oven. Cut an avocado in half, remove the seed and crack an egg into the hole. Sprinkle some grated cheese on top and place into the camp oven for 5mins to create a fancy, healthy camp breakfast.
- Cupcake Trays
Got a whole tribe to feed in the mornings? Remember to pack a cupcake tray and place directly onto your hot plate. Spray thoroughly with cooking oil first and then crack eggs into each of the holes. Place another metal tray over the top to cook both sides if you don’t like runny eggs.
- Jaffle Irons
A jaffle iron makes for a great individual omelette or fried egg cooker. Cook the eggs with the iron open. The trick with this one is getting your iron level, and not burning a handle.