If you’re ever looking for something you wouldn’t normally do on a vacation to the Outer Banks, I highly recommend trying breakfast on the beach. Today’s breakfast was cooked at the beautiful Oregon Inlet in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Breakfast on the beach does take a little planning, but a little preparation goes a long way.
As not being one who often plans ahead, I am slow to get things ready the night before, but preparation the night before is essential. I am a morning person but I don’t like to pack things at 6 am. The most important cooperation you need though is from the weather.
Low wind and little clouds go a long way in having a good time. Too much wind and everything may get too gritty to eat. Too many clouds and no sunrise. Hey, if you only have 1 day of your vacation to try it, I recommend any weather.
The first step is to get your supplies a day ahead. Today’s was bacon, Taylor pork roll, eggs and mozzarella cheese. Yours is whatever you like. A lot of it depends on the grill you have.
Today’s was your standard $5 charcoal grill. The grill is the perfect size for the cast-iron skillet. And one pan does it all for breakfast. Today I took the easy road and brought charcoal already soaked in lighter fluid. Low winds made for an easy light.
After about ten minutes, I was ready to start eating. Pork roll egg and cheese for the people and a little bacon for the dogs. Doesn’t get any better than this.
So with breakfast done and some great pictures and video of the sunrise, it was time to get back in the vehicle and head back to the house. It’s amazing how anything cooked on the beach tastes a little better and saltier.
One thing you will definitely need is a good cast iron skillet. If you are going to plan ahead and bring one from home then you are good to go. If you are on vacation and decide to try breakfast on the beach Wal-Mart or 2-day shipping from Amazon Prime may be your best option.