Omelettes In A Bag
(1 serving) Printable Version
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!
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.
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.
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
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From Heather Muise (Team Breakfast Member)
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)
From invelvetshoes (Team Breakfast Member)
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)
Wow! This recipe really works!
Comment submitted: 4/24/2013 (#15754)
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)
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)
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
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)
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)
From HubertSprinkler (Team Breakfast Member)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
How about a little cancer with your eggs? Or maybe some feminizing on the side? Wow, the lengths lazy people will go to to stay lazy, which is bad for you to begin with. Wouldn't want to work up a sweat cleaning a pan! Honestly!
Comment submitted: 6/10/2012 (#14045)
From Victoria K.
Since ziplocs are stated to not be safe for boiling, I looked up the vacuum seal bags. They are made for boiling. If you have a vacuum sealer that would be the way to go. We are going to make these for Fathers day. Thanks for the tip on flipping. We don't like runny eggs.
Comment submitted: 5/31/2012 (#13991)
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