“Wake up! We’re having rabbit guts for breakfast!”
I was seriously concerned when I woke up to this announcement one morning at a neighborhood campout. I hesitantly crawled out of my tent, thinking about how I should have brought some granola bars along in case of an emergency such as this. I sidled up to the metal picnic table where my neighbor was cheerily stirring something around in a big Dutch oven. Whatever it was, it definitely looked more like rabbit guts than actual food for human beings. But I shouldn’t have judged the book by its cover, because the food smelled delicious.
Turns out, my neighbor’s famous “rabbit guts” was actually the best camping breakfast I’d ever had! Sort of like a breakfast burrito without the tortilla, “rabbit guts” was a delicious combination of eggs, hash browns, peppers, sausage, cheese, and any other breakfast-ish food that was laying around in the coolers. “Rabbit guts” is not much to look at, but it’s delicious, it’s easy to make, and the name is sure to get a giggle out of anyone.
- 2 tbsp. oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 pound breakfast sausage, ground
- 3 bell peppers, diced
- 1 2-pound package hash browns
- 12 eggs
- 16 oz shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 jar salsa
- In a hot Dutch oven, cook the onion, garlic, and sausage in 2 tbsp. oil until the sausage is cooked through and the onion and garlic are tender.
- Add in the diced bell peppers and hashbrowns, stirring occasionally until peppers and hashbrowns are cooked through.
- Pour 12 beaten eggs and cheese into the Dutch oven, then cover and cook until the eggs are firm.
- Stir everything up to get that “rabbit gut” texture, add more cheese if desired, and season with salt and pepper.
- Top with ketchup or salsa for an extra gory effect that Scouts will love!
What the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten outdoors?