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Breakfasts/lunches at picinc spots - What do you make?

Unread postby stephan groen » Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:29 am

Hi All,

We all know there is no better than getting out at a picnic spot and making a nice lunch or brekkie at a picnic spot. Whether it is overlooking the Tsendze at Mooiplaas or under the lapa at Babalala, we all have our favourite spots...

What I want to know is what do you all make? i have climbed out of my car to be greeted by the best smells and I have seen food set out that will make the Masterchef contestants look twice!

We usually make the following for breakfast: (Its quick & easy)

- We rent 2 gas braais (if available)
- On the one we do mutton wors and bacon
- On the other some french toast

This all gives us the energy to search for a few tuskers or spotted cats...
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Re: Breakfasts/lunches at picinc spots - What do you make?

Unread postby Rooies » Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:10 pm

For us it is;
Bacon
Cheese grillers or mutton wors or russians
Eggs
Mushrooms with cheese melted on top of it
Chakalaka sauce
Portuguese rolls
Orange juice.
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Unread postby Josh of the Bushveld » Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:23 pm

Usually macon (don't eat pork), eggs, fried onions, mushrooms, baked beans etc
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Unread postby isinkwe » Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:50 pm

Hi Stephen Groen

Some of my Kruger Breakfasts...............

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Unread postby okie » Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:24 pm

Some or any of the following : Bacon and eggs with fried bread toasted on the skottel , mushrooms and onions with tomato on toast , sweetcorn on toast , boerewors and eggs , bacon and fried bananas , scrambled eggs , egg omelettes ....... and of course coffee :)
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Unread postby spargish » Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:37 pm

Nice topic

For us it always normally Eggs, bacon, sausages/wors, tomatoes, onion and and Left over meat from the night before. There is also a very controversial item, Banana if im cooking its not a problem but if my sister is cooking I normally get a few choice words thrown at me, she has a fit if it touches the other food :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Recently I took my little cousins to Kruger and my Niece being diabetic we had to stick to lunch times and not our normal Kruger schedule of a big late brunch. I decided to take some really nice Burger patties with and cook them on the skottel. Best Burger I have ever had with fried onions, tomato, toasted buns and of course some melted cheese.

I like the idea of 2 skottel using one for eggs, I might get the chance to make some scrambled eggs for my self in Kruger :clap: :clap:
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Unread postby stephan groen » Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:39 pm

I forgot about the fried bananas. i love them!
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Unread postby Rooies » Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:29 pm

heritagearts wrote:When you rent the gas Braii, do you get the pan to cook in?


Yes. That is part of the braai.

I was wondering, is this skottel braai a South African thing only or do they do it in other countries as well?
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Unread postby Bushbuddies » Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:42 pm

Crested Val wrote:Yummy!!!! :dance:
................always intended to do a skottel brunch, but never have as yet. :redface:
Maybe we will on our next trip!!! :thumbs_up:


No Val! You've been missing out on a great Kruger tradition! :naughty: You better go buy some eggs and stuff with your next trip! :rtm: :tongue: :lol:

Love this topic! It is making me seriously hungry now! :tongue: Isinkwe - your pics are mouth-watering!!! We usually do fried onions, mushrooms, tomato, bacon, sausage of sorts and scrambled egg. My SO and I also disagree on the fried banana - I love it, and he cannot stand the idea! :P

I like the idea of burgers for lunch, spargish, think I might try that one some time... :hmz:
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Re: Breakfasts/lunches at picinc spots - What do you make?

Unread postby isinkwe » Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:24 pm

For me, a skottle breakfast is part and parcel of Krugerparking.
I could not think of going anywhere in Kruger without my skottle, we spend about an hour doing brunch, and have always been rewarded by some special sightings plus meeting a lot of interesting people while we are there. I have tried the same thing at home, it just not taste the same :roll:
For some strange reason, I always take pictures of my brunch, think it all started when the people in the tour groups started taking photos of my skottle when all they had a sandwich and an apple :wall:
Once had a strange idea, I asked SO to grate some potatoes and made a hashbrown to go with last nights left overs for brunch, will do that again :thumbs_up:

Well , matthys had a good idea, think I will hang a yellow ribbon on my skottle so you can all come over and say hello, and join us for breakfast :thumbs_up: I don't mind cooking for all of you, :D No better way to make friends than over a good breakfast/brunch :D
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Re: Breakfasts/lunches at picinc spots - What do you make?

Unread postby MikeGoss2011 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:38 pm

All we have for our breakfast is another cup of coffee and maybe a couple of rusks. Lunch, however, is a different matter.

Normally we go for some chopped onions, chopped mushrooms, maybe a tin of mixed veggies, chopped peppers and 2/3 chopped chicken breasts. This is all stir fried on the skottle pan and just before serving, a liberal dollop ( shake of the bottle ) of Balsamic Vinegar. Whilst this is cooking, the SO has prepared a little extra side salad. Awesome, but never tastes the same here in England. lololol

This year, we are going to try some Minced Beef or Lamb, fried on the skottle and then add a jar of Bolognese Sauce. We have a nifty little gadget that we can put spaghetti into, fill with boiling water and 12 minutes later, cooked spaghetti for a Kruger Spaghetti Bolognese.

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Unread postby stephan groen » Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:14 pm

I love the idea of a YR on the skottel!
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Re: Breakfasts/lunches at picinc spots - What do you make?

Unread postby fee » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:47 pm

The best are the flat chicken strips, only available from Woolworths. (looks like bacon)
That gets slapped on the skottel with grilled tomato, sliced red onions, eggs, and toast.
On some mornings, we alternate the tomatoes with mushrooms.
It all gets washed down with some cold, fresh juice.


Nothing in the world can beat a skottel brekkie in the kruger park.

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Re: Breakfasts/lunches at picinc spots - What do you make?

Unread postby Mant » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:47 am

Hi,

Our breakfast is:

Cereal
Bacon
Eggs
Tomato
Mushrooms
Toast

To finish it all off we have a cup of coffee.

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Skottel breakfasts at other spots

Unread postby Sneeugans » Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:52 pm

I really enjoyed all the different posts on picnic spot brekkies, most people seem to have their own ideas even if only with a slight twist.
For as long as I can remember, making breakfast has been an important part of our Kruger visits, and like Isinkwe we really go overboard, I can almost say that my skottel is the first item to be packed.
When we owned a Companion camper we made breakfast at so many different places because everything was at hand, no need to get out of the camper. Water holes and dams were the ideal spots.
Because we love Shingwedzi, Red-rocks, but mostly Tshanga look-out was our favourite brekkie stop.
After selling our camper we continued having our skottel breakfasts at Tshanga where most people just stop to have a quick look-see from the rocks, and a visit to the long-drop.
Tshanga of course does not have water, only two flat rock tables with long rock seats alongside where tourists sometimes have a bite and a drink from their flasks, but I have never seen anybody else making breakfast or lunch. I am not sure if what we do is really the right thing to do, but there are no signs or notices to prohibit making a meal.
I am curious to know if anybody else has done that, or still makes a breakfast at Tshanga


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