October 22, 2015

Ok so it’s been a big night and you have an even bigger day ahead of you fishing and four wheel driving, only one thing to kick start your day and that's the 'The Crashpad Big Brekky!

Now this brekky is not for the feint hearted this is a bush breakfast for the hard working or hung over so forget any thoughts of latte and designer muesli. It's guaranteed to see you through to lunch without a single stomach rumble. This breakfast got its origins one morning when the Crashpad team was camped up on the Jamieson River in the Vic High Country. 

If cooking for two you will need.

  • 2 x eggs
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 green capsicum
  • 2 x tomato's
  • 1 large can of mediterranean baked beans (that's the choice the of the Crashpad crew, but style it up with the beans of your choice)
  • A splash of olive oil.

Now here is how you cook the Crashpad Big Brekky!

Grab a good sized frypan and heat a generous splash of olive oil. Chop the onion and start to brown in the pan. While this is starting to brown chop the tomato and the capsicum and piff it into the pan as well. If you really want to go hard you can also drop in a chopped chilli at this stage but I will leave that call to you (Tower the owner of Crashpad won’t let me play with Chilli as I have a reputation for melting frypans I put that much in). Now once this mix has cooked nicely which will only take five minutes or so you can set it aside on a plate. Next, throw the beans in the pan and heat through. Once the beans are hot drop the mix of onion tomato etc back in the pan and stir through. Now make two mounds of the mix shaped like large doughnuts and crack an egg into the middle of each. Once the eggs are cooked to your liking and you are ready to serve. Add salt or pepper to taste.

I'm sure this will pull up the most hungry of the troops and I bet they line up for the same again the next morning.