When most people think of tailgating they think of meat smoking on the grill or a pot of chili simmering, but with sporting events stretching earlier into the morning, fans are expanding their menus to breakfast options. College football games kick off as early 11 a.m. in some areas of the country, so fans wanting to tailgate need new options, and dishes featuring eggs fit the bill.
Here’s an example of some tailgaters recommending a breakfast quesadilla when tailgating before a game with an early kickoff. Here are some more egg recipes to fill your grill or just take to you tailgate.
To make sure the eggs you take to your tailgate are safe, make sure you keep eggs 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. A cold egg left out at room temperature can sweat, facilitating the growth of bacteria. If transporting eggs that were refrigerated keep the cooler at 45 F or colder. Refrigerated eggs should not be left out for more than 2 hours.
Here are some other tips for using eggs at your tailgate or barbecues. Happy tailgating and Go (Insert Your Favorite Team Here!)