Saturday, December 31, 2011

Breakfast Burrito - an excellent hangover breakfast.

So it's the morning after the night before. You will have taken your dip to the party, started the evening with firm assurances you'd alternate your drinks with water, and were reasonably sure the kebab you ate before bed was the best decision to be made in all of 2011.

Now your mouth tastes like the bottom of a bird cage, you're weak, trembly, slightly nauseous and really, really tired. So tired you think you won't even be able to get through the day, let alone the next ten minutes.

You are mayor of Regretsville. You spent more than you should have, drank more than you should have, told more secrets than you should have. You also may have danced wildly inappropriately with someone you shouldn't have, but details aren't clear.

What you need is a bloody mary and someone who is a dab hand with a spatula to make you this breakfast burrito. You can make it as greasy and spicy as you like (I've heard they're definite hangover breakfast requirements, although I'm not sure I'd agree) or as fresh and light as you like. It's customisable to the level of hangover you may or may not have.

I dare say it won't make you feel better... I'm yet to find anything that really does. Ice-cold Corona with lime is good for me, as is a nice snooze with an iPod to keep you entertained while you're laying there restlessly convincing yourself sleep is actually possible. But there ain't no cure, although people have spent considerable time investigating the subject.

Your breakfast fairy needs to saute some sliced green capsicum/pepper, onion and mushrooms in oil until soft. A little cumin and salt added, and garlic is good too. They need to take those out of the pan and scramble some eggs - two per person. Then they need to roll it up in a soft tortilla with salsa, cheese, chopped tomato, sliced green onion, sour cream and coriander. And most likely pour you another drink.

Do you have a hangover breakfast? Sometimes only eggs Benedict will do for me. But I'm too lazy to make them at home. Tell me your secrets!


  1. I'm not going to be hungover... but I want me some of this action anyway, yum. I'm ashamed to say that in my chronically hungover days, only a hash brown stuck in one of *those* egg muffins & slathered with BBQ sauce would help me out.

  2. MMmmmmmm, I like the sound of that. I haven't been hungover in so long, thank goodness. Hate it. But the clan here might well be hungover tomorrow, so they might appreciate this. Thank you.

  3. I have to (a little ashamedly) admit that my best hangover cure was always a good ol' potato cake. I don't have too many of those these days though I am really wanting to try a breakfast burrito! They always look so good!

    I hope you enjoyed a fabulous (and hangover-free) new year. :)

  4. I sure did and am! A potato cake sounds awfully good right about now, though!

  5. Um... yep. I did the same thing! Minus the sauce. All that salty fried goodness... a little bit yum x

  6. You're welcome! And how good is feeling fresh as a daisy instead of hit by a truck?!!


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