When my husband was preparing for a hunting trip, we purchased a variety of Mountain House freeze-dried meals, which were simple and quick to prepare. He raved about them so much, asking me to buy some to have on hand in the event of an emergency or natural disaster, so I have been trying them out as well, intending to stock on the best tasting varieties.
Mountain House makes breakfast meals, main meals, and even desserts. This morning I tried their Scrambled Eggs with Bacon, and I have mixed feelings about this meal. Mountain House Scrambled Eggs with Bacon is a precooked meal that serves one person. It comes in a blue 2.25 ounce bag, picturing a snow capped mountain in the reflection of a lake.
This is a freeze-dried meal, and the inside of the bag is silver, and contains a small oxygen absorber packet that is not edible, it must be discarded before preparing the meal. Mountain House Scrambled Eggs with Bacon was not very appealing when I first opened the package, it looked like pale yellow Styrofoam packing beads.
Preparation is easy, if you can boil water you can prepare this meal. Add one cup of boiling water to the bag, stir the contents thoroughly, and close the zipper pouch securely shut. Then it needs to steep for 5-6 minutes, I let it sit for the entire six minutes. Open the pouch, carefully drain off the extra liquid, and you have a scrambled egg and bacon breakfast.
I have to be honest, this Mountain House Scrambled Eggs with Bacon is not my favorite of the Mountain House meals. The scrambled eggs tasted spongy, and the bacon bits were crunchy, tasting more like imitation bacon pieces than real bacon. That prompted me to check the ingredients, which states this meal is made from freeze dried precooked scrambled eggs and real cured bacon.
The bacon pieces were extremely small, and regardless of the texture, they did add a nice smoky flavor to the entree. I poured the excess liquid over some dry dog food and gave it to my pet, she loved it! Even though the meal contains 1060 milligrams of sodium (which is 44% of the USDA recommended daily allowance), I still felt it needed more salt, and especially a sprinkling of pepper.
Mountain House Scrambled Eggs with Bacon retailed for $4.99, which is pretty expensive, in my opinion. The pouch made enough to fill up a Corelle soup or salad bowl, but it didn’t really leave me satisfied. While I feel that many of the Mountain House main meal entrees have an amazing taste, this Scrambled Eggs with Bacon version is not one that I personally would purchase again.
One serving contains 320 calories, 19 grams of fat, 5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 510 milligrams cholesterol, 12 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of dietary fiber, 8 grams of sugars, and 25 grams of protein.
Mountain High meals are great for camping, hiking, or backpacking because they are extremely light weight, and all you have to add is boiling water. You do need a long handled spoon to mix the contents, and it needs to be very well mixed, scraping the sides of the bag as you do so. A great idea, and certainly better than nothing if you are out in the bush, but I will try other breakfast varieties before I would buy this one again.