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Omelettes In A Bag

Omelettes In A Bag

(1 serving)    Printable Version
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon of grated cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon or so of any other ingredient you like in your omelette (like onion or cooked bacon) - optional
  • 1 small Ziploc freezer bag
Crack eggs right into the small Ziploc bag. Add the cheese and any optional ingredients you like. Seal the bag, squish the ingredients to mix. "Burp" the air out.

Bring a medium-sized pan of water to a heavy boil.

Drop Ziploc baggie into the boiling water. Boil for 5 minutes (please see note below).

Carefully, remove baggie from the water. Open the bag and roll the omelette onto a plate. YUM!

This was used to feed a group of twenty-five. Everyone had a hot breakfast!


Omelet In A Baggie WARNING From Mr Breakfast:
As of August 2010, the Ziploc company does NOT recommend using their bags to boil food. Ziploc brand bags are made from polyethylene plastic with a softening point of approximately 195 degrees Fahrenheit. When exposed to boiling water, the plastic could begin to melt.


Ziplock Omelet NOTES From Mr Breakfast:
In my personal experience with this recipe, I found it best to boil the omelet for 6 minutes, reduce the heat to a simmer, flip the baggie in the water and simmer an additional 4 minutes. After 5 minutes, I found the inside of the omelet to be runny. I used a quality Ziploc freezer bag and had no problem with melting.



Omelette In A Bag

Omelet In A Bag


This recipe was submitted by and tested in the kitchen of Charlie and Betsy McHugh. When the omelet is done, it slides right out of the bag. No fuss. No muss. Please read warning before considering this recipe.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank McHugh for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Omelettes In A Bag?
Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
Based on 90 votes.


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From D.D. Chipz

That was fun!

Comment submitted: 11/26/2014 (#19127)



From Not Cool

Don't boil the plastic bags people! It is not safe! Look it up!

Comment submitted: 5/1/2014 (#18853)



Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom Heather Muise (Team Breakfast Member)

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Just finished trying this. I used peppers, onions, cheese, steamed some frozen broccoli and chopped it up. Also added some left over chicken roasted in oven. Delicious. Remember... make sure there is no excess water from the steamed veggies.

Comment submitted: 1/15/2014 (#17252)



Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom invelvetshoes (Team Breakfast Member)

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Just as good as an omelet in the pan. Probably took longer than a regular omelet - what with waiting for the water to heat up, but it was fun to try once.

Comment submitted: 1/11/2014 (#17244)



From Army Chef

The military has been using this method of cooking eggs for quite some time with dehydrated eggs. Add water, seal and boil.

Comment submitted: 8/24/2013 (#16283)



From Bailey

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Wow! This recipe really works!

Comment submitted: 4/24/2013 (#15754)



From Kahn2

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Made one with Cheddar cheese and pre-cooked bacon from the store. Just like a real omelet, but looked more space-age.

Comment submitted: 2/3/2013 (#15131)



From Andersonz

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Fun! We did it with the kids and used special plastic bags so there wasn't any concerns. They turned out very cool looking (a lot like your picture) and delicious!

Comment submitted: 1/5/2013 (#15058)



From amesstoday

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I have read this technique in the past. Tonight, I am going to try it. It is not the lazy way; it is the smarter way. Heck, I even use a washing machine instead of pounding my clothes on rocks. Heck, what is wrong with some of you people.

Comment submitted: 12/29/2012 (#15012)



From Ms A Oakley

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I like this. It's not about making less clean up. It was great for a family reunion where you didn't have to wait behind 6 people to get you breakfast. And probably if you made it every day it wouldn't be so good. But for a once in a while occasion where you have to feed a lot of people it's great. The taste is the same as cooking in a skillet. And yes, wait until you put it on your plate to add the cheese as it does stick.

Comment submitted: 12/29/2012 (#15010)



From Styx

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Fun! It works so well. They should sell special bags specifically for this. If more people knew about this, more people would do it. Love it!

Comment submitted: 12/15/2012 (#14961)



Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom HubertSprinkler (Team Breakfast Member)

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I just used this recipe to feed 12 members of the Alter Guild at church. No two were the same, every one was served at once, and I dirtied a minimum amount of pots and pans. Wonderful Brownie points were accumulated. - Ray

Comment submitted: 11/29/2012 (#14914)



From Paula

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Lylla B - I hope you don't use teflon pans as they have been linked to Alzheimer's, and don't use the cups made in China as they are lead base. Oh! What about metal spatulas they can rust and cause lock jaw, and so on. Thanks to the McHugh's for sharing the recipe.

Comment submitted: 11/25/2012 (#14905)



From Lylla B

It is shocking that in this day and age people still don't know that plastic bags leak chemicals into the food specially when heated! I am appalled this was even published. It is like giving a recipe that uses cigarettes.

Comment submitted: 10/19/2012 (#14679)



From Tessa2

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

So cool. Really works.

Comment submitted: 9/28/2012 (#14471)



From Counselor K.

We use this recipe every year for camp with perfect results. You need to use freezer bags.

Comment submitted: 8/26/2012 (#14325)



From NSCR 1047

I followed the instructions and got perfect results - a keeper recipe for home and camp. Thanks.

Comment submitted: 8/18/2012 (#14304)



From Isaac

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Do not use zip lock bags. Buy bags only that are safe for cooking in. I found the bags at the Safeway store.

Comment submitted: 8/17/2012 (#14297)



From felix4

Better idea: Place all ingredients into lightly greased skillet. Cook and enjoy. Kids can watch as the mixture becomes an omelette. Amazing!

Comment submitted: 8/6/2012 (#14251)



From Honey P.

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Impressive. No problems with anything melting. It was cool to watch the omelet form in the baggie. Tasted just like a regular omelet. We like it.

Comment submitted: 7/4/2012 (#14108)



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