Kick off your tailgate with eggs

Today many sporting events start earlier in the day, so fans start tailgating earlier, too. With college football games as early as 11 a.m. in some parts of the country, step up your tailgating game with eggs at breakfast tailgates.

The Incredible Edible Egg has recipes for breakfast-based tailgates, plus these Big Game Deviled Eggs to accompany more traditional tailgate fare. And, read here about the breakfast quesadilla some creative tailgaters grilled for quick, easy and warm treat.

To ensure the eggs stay safe, keep them cold when traveling, whether cooked or raw. Temperature fluctuation is critical to safety. After eggs are refrigerated, it is important that they stay that way. When transporting eggs, keep the cooler very cold (45 F or colder). Put the cooler in the shade and open it as little as possible. The foods will stay refrigerator cold while the ice lasts. Eggs or egg dishes should not be left out on the tailgate buffet for more than 2 hours.

For more tips on using eggs for tailgates, BBQs and campouts check out this blog post. For more on egg safety, visit our FAQs, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or email questions to

Have fun and be safe at fun fall events, and please remember meat on the grill and pots of chili can share the tailgating plate with eggs!