Rick “The Butchers” Famous – Duck Blind Breakfast Mess

Rick “The Butchers” Famous – Duck Blind Breakfast Mess

If you’ve ever spent a day in a duck blind, you’ll understand that waterfowl hunters love creative solutions and they love to eat. It doesn’t matter if you’re in a permanent duck blind, floating downstream in a canoe or in a makeshift blind on the banks of a lake avid waterfowlers will always find a way to feed their crew.

As someone that loves to cook and someone that loves to duck hunt one of my favorite duck blind rituals is to serve breakfast. I always have a big thermos of hot, black coffee and the “go to” breakfast is Rick “The Butchers” Famous – Duck Blind Breakfast Mess. This meal is usually pretty true to its name.

It is a super easy recipe that you can prep for the night before. You can use your favorite portable stove in the field or simply prepare it the night before and stow it in a small personal size cooler. If you decide to make it the night before simply fill the cooler up with hot or boiling water and allow it to heat up the insulation. When the food is ready dump out the water, place the food in a container and stow it away in the cooler.

  • 1 pound – Ground Sausage
  • 1 pound – Bacon
  • 1 dozen – Eggs
  • 10 – Medium Redskin Potatoes
  • 8 oz. – Shredded Cheese.
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Loaf -Bread

The night before…

In a large skillet brown the sausage over medium high heat.

Dice the bacon and add it to sausage.

Cook for 3-5 minutes.

Cube potatoes to about ½ inch pieces.

Season the potatoes.

Add them to the meat and cover the skillet.

Cook over medium heat until potatoes are slightly tender.

***At this point you can refrigerate or place the container right into the cooler***


In the field…

Crack the eggs into a shaker or Nalgene type water bottle (I often do this the night before)

Heat up the meat and potatoes.

Shake the eggs to mix them.

Add the eggs to the meat and potato mixture.

Cook the eggs until scrambled.

Top with cheese and serve on a slice of bread.



Stay warm, stay safe and have fun.

Rick “The Butcher” Bolinsky

Rick "THE BUTCHER" Bolinsky

Rick Bolinsky has a passion for the outdoors instilled in him by his Grandfather. As a lifelong hunter growing up in the Northeast Woods of Pennsylvania, Rick along with his favorite hunting buddy, Brother Ron read the works of famous PA hunters, Fred Bear and Bob Foulkrod. This only fueled the obsession and energy he shows for the progress of this way of life. Along with bow hunting Rick has a love of helping people in every way. From the joy of processing your harvest with friends and family, to finding physical fitness and health, I am excited to share, and tell the story of the hunt.

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