Hangover BreakfastJanuary 1, 2016
Sometimes, no matter how virtuous we might consider ourselves to be, we wake up with an unmistakable throbbing head that can only mean one thing. The solution? Hangover breakfast!
Gather your spirits (not that kind, you had enough of that last night). It’s time to steel yourself and face the day. Hangover or not, summer is ripe for the taking, and this simple breakkie is hearty enough to get you back on the straight and narrow, but also feels quite virtuous. Consider it your penance for the night before.
Finnish round sesame crackers can be picked up in a good deli or the international food section of your local supermarket. They’re lovely and dense like a good slice of rye, but if it’s all too much hassle for your delicate sensibilities on a Sunday morning, rice or corn crackers would suffice as well.
Likewise, we’ve given the time for a hard boiled egg here (runny yolks can do funny things to some people when they’re feeling under the weather), but if you prefer a softer boil you can easily adjust the time. I cook mine for 4 minutes on a rapid boil, and then leave to sit in the water off the hob for a further minute before refreshing under cold water to help you peel the eggs easily. If going down the runny yolk route, pop the whole peeled egg on the cracker and pierce when you’re ready to eat.
Hangover Breakfast of eggs and avocado
- 8 free range eggs
- 2 avocados
- 8 Finnish round sesame crackers
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Make sure the eggs are just submerged in a pan with a lid. Bring the water, covered, to a boil and cook the eggs for 6 minutes. Remove from the heat and run under cold water.
- Cut the avocados in half and mash a quarter of avocado on each cracker.
- Peel the eggs and spread on crackers. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve with a fresh glass of restorative orange juice.
To complete this delicious and somewhat medicinal meal, grab yourself a few oranges and squeeze a glass of fresh, all pulp, no added sugar, all good orange juice.
Give this super simple hangover breakfast a try and see if you don’t feel better than if you’d had a bacon butty. Then head out and seize that beautiful sunny day!