Omelettes In A Bag
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Omelettes In A Bag

This recipe for Omelettes was submitted by McHugh on 9/27/2003. Click here to view the recipe.

Recipe number 1076.

Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)

By Ya-Man

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I LOVE IT! Great Omelette!

Comment submitted: 2/18/2017 (#20200)

By Chef959

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

There are special plastic bags designed for high temperatures, as well... oven bags!

Comment submitted: 5/16/2016 (#19930)

By Damara

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Just tried it. It's great!

Comment submitted: 4/15/2016 (#19873)

By R. Doogie

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I used a Zip Lock freezer bag and made a 3 egg omelet with ham, green onion and a shredded 4-cheese blend. Took about 10 minutes of boiling. This is great. Thanks!

Comment submitted: 1/15/2016 (#19743)

By M. Neil

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Wow! It actually works good!

Comment submitted: 8/31/2015 (#19530)

By Relax

Relax folks. It's not hot enough to release chemicals you Panicky Petes!

Comment submitted: 1/11/2015 (#19205)

By D.D. Chipz

That was fun!

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

By 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 BreakfastBy 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 BreakfastBy 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)

By 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)

By Bailey

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Wow! This recipe really works!

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

By 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)

By 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)

By 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)

By 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)

By 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 BreakfastBy 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)

By 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)

By 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)

By Tessa2

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

So cool. Really works.

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

By 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)

By NSCR 1047

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

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

By 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)

By 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)

By 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)

By Scott

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)

By 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)

By recharge

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

It was the best. We did it as an experiment, but it was just as good as a range-top omelet, so we'll probably make it again some time.

Comment submitted: 4/7/2012 (#13759)

By gayatri

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

An excellent recipe for kids. My own kids love it.

Comment submitted: 2/13/2012 (#13539)

By RollOver

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

We do this every year on our Jeep run. We feed about 25 people and we use a turkey fryer with water in it. Works great and if you wait to put the cheese on it until it comes out of the bag, it works better.

Comment submitted: 2/3/2012 (#13524)

By horriblere

This is the worst recipe I have ever tried. I had to make this for school and I couldn't even get a good picture for my class to see. Bags got melted to each other and even the egg got stuck to the bag. I would rate this an epic failure.

Comment submitted: 1/17/2012 (#13440)

By Holly L.

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Mine came out more like scrambled eggs, it stuck to the inside of the bag, but it was good and I ate it on toasted whole wheat bread. Yum!

Comment submitted: 12/31/2011 (#13378)

By cookinbigmama

An easier, faster recipe is to add the ingredients to a corning vegetable dish that has been sprayed and microwave it for 45 seconds then flip on to a toasted sandwich thin.

Comment submitted: 12/6/2011 (#13284)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy TheClambelly (Team Breakfast Member)

NEVER HEAT FOOD IN PLASTIC! We don't know enough about how much leaching of the BPA in the plastic breaks down in heating to enter the food. Tests have been done on plastic containers and the results are NOT encouraging. But few tests have been conducted on Ziplock-type plastic bags because most people DON'T apply heat to them. Traditionally, they're used to freeze or refrigerate foods in, and so far that has not seemed to present BPA leaching problems, unless hot food were introduced into the bag, which, no doubt, would show some discouraging results, just as tests have revealed for Rubbermaid and other plastic containers.

Comment submitted: 11/30/2011 (#13259)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy Gabs! (Team Breakfast Member)

Can you leave this mixture in the bag in the freezer overnight for the next morning?

Comment submitted: 11/27/2011 (#13244)

By J.J. Meyer

What do we do if it floats?

Note From Mr Breakfast: Hi J.J. - when I made this, it also had a tendency to float a little. I just flipped the bag in the water so both sides got equal time being submerged and then it turned out. It's actually the one in the pictures here. Thanks!

Comment submitted: 11/19/2011 (#13210)

By lorraine

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

My kids loved this. They get to put the ingredients in the baggie and squish it all up to mix. You should have seen the waiting so excited as they cooked. We fit 3 in a large pan. No sticking. No mess. Fun!

Comment submitted: 11/11/2011 (#13146)

By therapist

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I did this as a cooking group activity, in therapy. Had trouble with omelet sticking to the bag, otherwise great recipe.

Comment submitted: 10/31/2011 (#13100)

By shane

That was really cool! It probably took longer than a regular pan omelet, but for a one-time experiment, I do recommend trying it.

Comment submitted: 10/27/2011 (#13085)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy TalonTx (Team Breakfast Member)

I backpack and camp a lot, this recipe has come up in several outdoor publications. In the end, there is just too much risk from chemicals leaching into the food to recommend this recipe.

Comment submitted: 9/29/2011 (#12948)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy sambythesea (Team Breakfast Member)

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I have used this omelet recipe many times. Instead of using boiling water, I put the bag in the microwave for 45 sec. to one minute... No extra pots and pans to clean and a lot faster... Yum!

Comment submitted: 6/20/2011 (#12848)

By capshaw

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

This is just as good as most omelets I've had in restaurants. The ingredients are all mixed together and it's cooked through completely. I prefer this over any runny omelets. No melting problem here either.

Comment submitted: 6/15/2011 (#12802)

By Cathie

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

We just used this method (freezer ziploc baggies) at an RV rally for 40 people - we had a table of 'add-ons' from which to choose, then cheese,sour cream and salsa for the topping. There were sometimes 8 baggies in the large pots at once which took a little longer for the eggs to cook thoroughly and the key there was to keep the water at a rolling boil. Great success!

Comment submitted: 5/8/2011 (#12659)

By Melodina

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

As for the plastic bags, I use plastic bags made for usage in the oven. They close with a clip and can be used for like whole chickens, but since they withstand the heat, boiling works fine. Delicious recipe!

Comment submitted: 2/9/2011 (#12087)

By back2front

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I love it. Great for camping and kids if you get the right kind of bag. Fun.

Comment submitted: 2/4/2011 (#12068)

By McNana

To Donna who suggests we put the baggie in the microwave instead of boiling water: That is even worse as far as letting the chemicals be released from the baggie into the eggs. We have been told not to set ANY plastics in the microwave. I hope someone can figure out a way to do this without the baggie. It is easy, and leaves no mess, so please find us a way!

Comment submitted: 1/26/2011 (#12002)

By e.j.k.

Just because you can't see the chemicals leaching out of the plastic doesn't mean they won't hurt you. Don't get the point of this recipe, especially considering the risk.

Comment submitted: 1/22/2011 (#11968)

By chris

This is a recipe I've used before when camping with scouts. Its quick, simple and has very little cleanup. Nowadays I'd be worried about heating up the plastic, but its still a good recipe.

Comment submitted: 1/15/2011 (#11915)

By Donna

Another idea for using a baggie. Instead of putting the baggie in the water for the egg, put the egg in the baggie, do not seal. Lay it on a plate and put it in the microwave for 1 1/2 minutes. Check to see if it fully cooked. Rolls right out onto your plate the same way as doing it in the water. Of course, still add your extras before cooking it. Delicious!!

Comment submitted: 1/7/2011 (#11864)

By butterbean

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Worked great for us. Looked just like the picture. Kids went crazy for them.

Comment submitted: 12/30/2010 (#11806)

By Mandy

I saw a comment earlier about microwaving the omlettes... Has anyone else here seen how eggs explode when u nuke them?? Come on people, everyone knows how dangerous that is....

Comment submitted: 12/29/2010 (#11801)

By Loni R.

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

It works! Plus, they make bags specifically for boiling now so melting shouldn't e a concern if you get the right baggie. This is a very fun way to get kids involved in the kitchen. A+

Comment submitted: 12/27/2010 (#11788)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy silvermesh (Team Breakfast Member)

I have made it many times - always came out perfect Put in mushrooms, cheese, onions and tomato.

Comment submitted: 12/22/2010 (#11771)

By lakehound

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

This is one idea that is fantastic. We have used this method in Good Sam outings many, many times and I have never seen a bag break. Try it you will like it. Use Bacon, Sausage, Ham, Pepperoni and all kinds of veggies, cheese, green chilis, Olives, you name it.

Comment submitted: 12/9/2010 (#11687)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy Boeingirl (Team Breakfast Member)

Other than the poisonous-melty-plastic issue, this could be a great camping recipe for a Scout Troop.

Comment submitted: 12/8/2010 (#11683)

By bracken

It works! I don't know what everyone is saying about melting. I had no problem at all and it was delish... tasted like a skillet omelet but looked more futuristic.

Comment submitted: 11/13/2010 (#11558)

By personlady

Cool idea, but it's not recommended. Check this out: article

Comment submitted: 10/24/2010 (#11450)

By bonerlicious

Cooking with plastic is dangerous. Chemicals in plastic cause cancer.

Comment submitted: 10/22/2010 (#11437)

By No Need

I made omelettes this morn on stove top. It took five minutes to prepare and cook two of them, two minutes to wash the pan, spatula and plates. No plastic chemicals needed. How long does it take to boil water?

Comment submitted: 10/16/2010 (#11399)

By Al Mond

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

That was super fun and it tasted just like a regular omelet. Ours turned out a little weird and twisty... it wasn't as pretty as your picture. No problems with anything melting. Fun... fast... awesome!

Comment submitted: 10/12/2010 (#11374)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy manmeetsstove (Team Breakfast Member)

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Wow. That's just genius.

Comment submitted: 10/5/2010 (#11339)

By Michael A.

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

No dishes to clean. Easy to make. The first omelette I had ever tried. I boiled for 5 minutes and then let stand in the hot water for 4 minutes, came out perfect.

Comment submitted: 10/5/2010 (#11335)

By sarge912

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Mylar bags might be the answer.

Comment submitted: 9/3/2010 (#11159)

By Jae

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I have used this recipe three times now. My husband and kids love it! Easy no fuss way to make omletes!

Comment submitted: 8/31/2010 (#11153)

By Maggie

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

LOVE IT! We've made this on camping trips before too. I've never had a problem with the plastic melting and the omelets are always delicious. In fact, I'd say they are more moist than omelets from the fry pan. Delish!

Comment submitted: 8/7/2010 (#11023)

By Bruce

This exploded in my kitchen, curses... - Cordially, Bruce

Comment submitted: 7/4/2010 (#10821)

By hint

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

This is a great camping breakfast because you will not have any clean up. The key is mixing the eggs by squeezing the bag every so often. Also make sure you use freezer bags and that all the edges are inside the pot, or you will melt the bag.

Comment submitted: 6/21/2010 (#10739)

By s.k.g.

Is there a certain brand of bag that is fool-proof?

Comment submitted: 6/12/2010 (#10674)

By Really?

Yeah Lynne, I've cranked up the oven to 450 and cooked for 7 1/2 minutes and it tastes great! The melted plastic is kind of hard to chew through though... idiot.

Comment submitted: 6/3/2010 (#10607)

By SingleDot

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

5 minutes was not nearly long enough for this to cook. I'd say somewhere between 10 and 15 minutes.

Comment submitted: 6/3/2010 (#10604)

By Collegiate

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Good for a quick snack. A little denser than I like mine, but pretty tasty.

Comment submitted: 4/28/2010 (#10398)

By Lynne

Do you have to boil them? Can you also cook on the range or the oven?

Comment submitted: 4/27/2010 (#10391)

By camping crew

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Group of 15 while camping. Fabulous!!!

Comment submitted: 4/25/2010 (#10381)


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Can they be frozen ahead of time?

Comment submitted: 4/25/2010 (#10380)

By Ernie

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Great for serving large groups all at once. We've served 15-20 people at once on a progressive brunch and weekend trips. I put bowls out with all the goodies and each person puts their name on their bag and makes their own. But we cook them for 10 minutes, particularly since we put about 5-8-10 in a large pot together It's a hit with everyone!!!

Comment submitted: 4/23/2010 (#10364)

By Sugah

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Has anyone really had the Ziplock freezer bags melt? I've been to two of these gatherings and it was successful. Just don't want to think the plastic is harmful.

Comment submitted: 4/18/2010 (#10331)

By badboy88

This is really cool. I've never heard of it. Can't wait to try. Thanks guys!

Comment submitted: 4/8/2010 (#10253)

By Woo Tang

This is an old boy scout recipe. I had it when I was 15.

Comment submitted: 3/17/2010 (#10084)

By Momcancook

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I'm making this tonight for my children and nephew, sounds like a safe and fun way to get the kids to help in the kitchen!!!

Comment submitted: 2/24/2010 (#9901)

By Breakfastluver8

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Wow! thanks for the recipe! "In the bag" sounds not too appetizing but it's a great breakfast treat!

Comment submitted: 2/16/2010 (#9750)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy Patches62 (Team Breakfast Member)

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I use this for camp food and it is great! I chop up everyone's favorite ingredients at home and put in the quart freezer bags in a cooler then just crack 2 eggs in and ready to eat before sun is well up! As for the carcinogens, etc in the bags... I am pretty sure all that water outta garden hoses shared with the dog as a kid is what's gonna get me.

Comment submitted: 2/9/2010 (#9672)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy bubbasmom8 (Team Breakfast Member)

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I have made this for my scouts for years, use a freezer bag then they don't melt. Also can be made up ahead and frozen carry in backpack and cook second day out in the woods. Smokies work best - they are precooked.

Comment submitted: 1/23/2010 (#9521)

By bigluv

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Five minutes is not long enough. I had to got 13 to get the center cooked.

Comment submitted: 1/3/2010 (#9374)


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I love it!

Comment submitted: 11/28/2009 (#9119)

By Eviareh

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

When I used to have about 13 girls sleep over we had so much fun making these in the morning... and my mom couldn't complain about a mess!

Comment submitted: 10/31/2009 (#8939)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy NumberSix (Team Breakfast Member)

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

There's no proof that this is bad for you. And yes, it's a bit lazy, but why cant we be lazy once in awhile? As with most things everything is good in moderation, even excess.

(As for the English teacher I just don't get her derogatory statement about Spanish... (ahh the net, 3 years later and a blog comment lives on! Viva La Spanglish!)

Just found the site through Cook Like Your Grandmother Used To, and I LOVE it so far, great concept and execution, Thanks so much Mr. Breakfast.

Comment submitted: 10/26/2009 (#8911)

By liz

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

We use our food saver bags for this; they are safe for boiling.

Comment submitted: 10/23/2009 (#8882)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy Teal 1 (Team Breakfast Member)

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Our family has been making these for several years. It is such a hit that it is among the favorites in our family cookbook that we recently just finished. We make them at home but the best time to make them is when we go camping. The water from the kettle is still hot after breakfast and we use it to wash whatever dishes we have. We have found that the gallon size freezer bags work best. The omelets are able to cook better being more spread out. In addition, because each omelet is made to each person's liking, we write their name on the bag with a permanent marker.

Comment submitted: 10/20/2009 (#8870)

By alig8r

Eggs can be cooked in the microwave in about 2 minutes. We put 2 eggs in a glass bowl add milk, cheese, whatever we like in them, stir and zap 2 minutes... perhaps that is quicker and safer than the ziplock...

Comment submitted: 10/9/2009 (#8813)

By Spa King

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I have used this "Technique" several times with the Freezer bags and have always turned out a great omelette, with onions, tomatoes, cooked bacon, even tried it with salsa. AWESOME.

Comment submitted: 9/28/2009 (#8767)

By baconboy

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Always use quart size freezer bags and you should boil the eggs for about 13 minutes. You can use more cheese and other ingredients, it isn't limited to just a tablespoon!

Comment submitted: 8/26/2009 (#8602)

By Granny

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Great funny and the omelet rolls right out of the bag. Ziploc Bags are 100% dioxin free and my bag didn't melt.

Comment submitted: 8/23/2009 (#8591)

By TheBoiler

I don't think water can get hotter than 212 degrees Fahrenheit. After that it becomes steam and is gone.

Comment submitted: 8/20/2009 (#8575)

By JohnnyWalker

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

It took me 11 minutes... a little longer than indicated in the recipe.

Comment submitted: 8/7/2009 (#8506)

By revstev

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

For those who are afraid of boing food in a plastic bag or heating food covered with plastic wrap in a microwave --- check out There has been no research submitted that indicates any danger of carcinogens released into food cooked either in plastic bags, or reheated in the microwave in plastic containers. Doubtless many will think I'm crazy to suggust such, but the evidence simply doesn't exist.

Comment submitted: 7/19/2009 (#8429)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy HoneyWest (Team Breakfast Member)

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I wanted to comment about the "Warning from Mr.Breakfast"... I had that happen to me the first time I set the bag in the boiling water (baggie began to melt) I found that the water was boiling for a bit before I was finished preparing the bag. So I mixed more ingredients, this time I immersed the bag once I saw the water initially begin to boil. 5 minutes later I was sliding that lovely omelet right out of the bag onto my breakfast plate... So quick and easy!!

Comment submitted: 6/23/2009 (#8327)

By sherrie

The timing so different for 2 eggs, one is 5 minutes another is 13 minutes. Why so different?

Comment submitted: 6/15/2009 (#8289)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy SweetPea (Team Breakfast Member)

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

We have done this with the whole family for special occations. We enjoy doing it because we all like something different. We put out many different options from Asparagus, Deli Meat, Broccoli, Onion, Tomato, Cheese, ect...

Comment submitted: 5/19/2009 (#8132)

By harper

We did it one night for our church group.

Comment submitted: 5/18/2009 (#8131)

By Yum!

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

We have been using this one at camp for a while. It is awesome for a large group of people.

Comment submitted: 5/8/2009 (#8075)

By Scoutmaster

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

In response to Eggbeater, this is a favorite for camping and Scout events. Not normally something most people do at home; sorry no microwave here! Kids that normally do not like breakfast stand in line for these wanting seconds. We plan to cook this again at this weekend's Boy Scout camporee.

Comment submitted: 5/6/2009 (#8065)

By Gimnasio

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I've had this before and will use it myself... looks professional and tastes great... also evenly distributes ingredients.

Comment submitted: 4/5/2009 (#7906)

By EggBeater

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Just a thought... why not boil water around a glass dish that is smaller than your pan? Or... you can cook it like a normal human being.

Comment submitted: 3/29/2009 (#7851)

By Beccamae

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Although this is a good recipe, it is not however safe. When you melt plastic it gives off a cancerous film and CAN cause cancer.

Comment submitted: 2/26/2009 (#7665)

By N. Viroment

PAT: "Why use bags? No mess to clean up and perfect to eat."

At the expense of more non biodegradable being put in to our landfills. Grab a brain. Find an alternative or don't be lazy and wash those dishes.

Comment submitted: 2/9/2009 (#7549)

By Krusty

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

This was an awesome recipe.

Comment submitted: 1/30/2009 (#7483)

By Pat

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

What a fun way to entertain. We have served groups of adults and kids... Groups of six to twenty six and never had a failure. Ziplock, please hurry and get improved bags for cooking. Why use bags? No mess to clean up and a perfect treat to eat.

Comment submitted: 1/27/2009 (#7465)

By bav

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I have made these before and they are great. Just perfect to prepare the nite before. Let your guest prepare from a variety of meat and veggies and cheese. Put names on bags and cook. I have never had a bag melt and the cooking time that was suggested to me was 13 min not 5 and they are much better than the skillet omelettes.

Comment submitted: 1/19/2009 (#7412)

By jamz

Why waste a bag for every omelette?

Comment submitted: 1/6/2009 (#7294)

By small town

You people are hilarious! This thread is both educational and entertaining. I am off to find my freezer ziplock bags...

Comment submitted: 12/27/2008 (#7204)

By Lois Ann

Cooking in plastic bags can be dangerous. This practice is banned in France. Mix in a bowl and throw it in a skillet. Be safe.

Comment submitted: 11/18/2008 (#6865)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy nru2c (Team Breakfast Member)

It is very important to only use ZIPLOCK FREEZER BAGS. We have a family reunion every year & for the last 15 years we have done this omelette in a bag (we use quart size). Not once have we had a bag melt or burst. Everyone is happy because they make it thier way & we all get to eat at the same time, together.

Comment submitted: 10/18/2008 (#6633)

By fun bag

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Well if we did that we would be making scrambled eggs. This recipe is absolutely awesome!!! Simple quick and good.

Comment submitted: 9/25/2008 (#6503)

By tenajmc

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We had a great breakfast for six in 18 min. Roll in a soft taco shell you have a taco on the run.

Comment submitted: 9/15/2008 (#6461)

By Mo

Since Ziploc does not recomment using their Ziploc bags for boiling, the new Zip-n-Steam bags are a great alternative. Place food into the bag, put it into the microwave, and cook for specified amount of time. Voila! This works great for the omelets once prepared in the Ziploc bags and boiled. Actually, the omelets come out neater (not that that's terribly important) but there are less likely to be any wet (undone) spots. Good for other foods as well. Gosh. Almost don't need to use pots and pans for the average meal any longer.

Comment submitted: 9/9/2008 (#6420)

By Hamish

Forget the bag. Just do it in a bowl, pam or butter it first, microwave on 5, and stir every 30 seconds till thoroughly cooked. Lower power settings keep the eggs fluffier.

The bag sounds pretty scary to me.

Comment submitted: 8/26/2008 (#6324)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy jeaninedalloin (Team Breakfast Member)

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

For me, very good... I had to boil it for 6 minutes.

Comment submitted: 7/28/2008 (#5985)

By Ross97

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Yep, it was not as good as a regular omlet. The bag warning worries me for those that don't head the warning.

Comment submitted: 7/20/2008 (#5925)

By iluvbreakfast

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Delicioso! Very easy to make and clean up. the plastic bag did melt, but none of the plastic stuck to the omelette. I had to boil it for 6.5 minutes though.

Comment submitted: 7/3/2008 (#5736)

By visitor L

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I just saw this on Paula Dean at 10:30 a.m. I tried it at noon. I will definitely be doing bagged omelettes again.

Comment submitted: 6/28/2008 (#5623)

By Jesika <3

Recipe Rating (out of 5):


Comment submitted: 6/14/2008 (#5527)

By JadedBeauty

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

English teacher my (butt)... You didn't capitalize or punctuate correctly!

Comment submitted: 5/29/2008 (#5397)

By Fun 4 Kids

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

This is a fun and tasty way to serve brunch or breakfast for a group. Our grandchildren have fun making their omeletts and always look forward to this event.

Comment submitted: 5/22/2008 (#5331)

By gym teacher

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

English teacher.... SHUT UP... no one cares what you think... so go home... and read some crappy books.

Comment submitted: 2/23/2008 (#4690)

By skl84

Put them in for 11 minutes and use a freezer quart size bag... that will help with making sure the bag doesn't melt.

Comment submitted: 2/18/2008 (#4652)

By awsomest

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

This rocks. I know what I'm having for breakfast in the morning for a very long time!!!!

Comment submitted: 1/9/2008 (#4345)

By eggboy

5 minutes? I don't think that you even tried this recipe. 5 minutes is way too short unless you want raw egg in the middle.

Comment submitted: 1/1/2008 (#4288)

By Aaron

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Awesome recipe!!

Comment submitted: 9/23/2007 (#3625)

By Geo

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I have served over 100 people on the 4th of July breakfast for the past 7 years using this recipe. Only 2 eggs per bag, use freezer Ziplocks only. I use a large crab pot with about 15 gallons of boiling water and can cook about 10 at a time. Be sure and squeeze the air out of the bag before sealing so it doesn't puff up. I use ham, bacon, cheese, onions, peppers, mushrooms, etc.

Comment submitted: 8/4/2007 (#3319)

By Good 4 Kids

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

This was awesome to do with my kids and we actually got veggies in!!

Comment submitted: 7/24/2007 (#3257)

By dragonlady

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

This is an awesome recipe. Thank you very much.

Comment submitted: 6/27/2007 (#3121)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy beuford (Team Breakfast Member)

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Hey English Teacher...I think that you have to much time on your hands and should maybe take a vacation. This isn't a school project and as far as I know the people that are submitting their comment's aren't getting graded for it. Take a chill pill and get a life.

As for the Mom told me about it and it work's great. I do agree with using brand name bags...not the cheapo's because they do melt easily. I'm going to try the vacuum seal bags this weekend.

Comment submitted: 6/23/2007 (#3081)

By camper

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I tried it in advance of camping with grandkids. Works great but my pot was too small - use a big one! and no more than 2 eggs in the qt size freezer ziplock. Can't wait to share this!

Comment submitted: 6/22/2007 (#3077)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy Top Billing (Team Breakfast Member)

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

You can use the foodsaver vaccuum bags. they are made to be boiled.

Comment submitted: 6/8/2007 (#2627)

By buzz

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I had to make breakfast for my family, and this worked great! It was very easy to clean up, and to cook!

Comment submitted: 4/22/2007 (#2226)

By Ilikefood

English teacher. "Its" is actually "it's." Your second sentence demands the subjunctive, so it ought to be "were" rather than "was." Lastly, "got" should be "gotten." Beware the plank, friend...

Comment submitted: 4/21/2007 (#2214)

By wurkin4alivin

Our youth group is having a pancake breakfast this weekend and usually purchase comercial boil in the bag eggs... but, the price tripled this year and I'm looking for another option. We serve around 250 people at different intervals. How many eggs do you think we could get into the giant size freezer bags... or should we go with smaller bags.

Comment submitted: 3/6/2007 (#1753)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy SpartyFan (Team Breakfast Member)

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

This recipe makes a wonderful omelet BUT you absolutely must use a freezer bag. My version says to boil it for exactly 13 minutes! Sometimes it takes as long as 15 if you have more than 4 bags in the pan. Worth the wait.

Comment submitted: 1/29/2007 (#1360)

By cajun

By cajun: Because of the danger of the bag melting and chemical getting into your food this method is not safe.

Comment submitted: 1/29/2007 (#1357)

By Home Ec teacher

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

The kids loved it! What a quick and easy way to get them to eat breakfast!

Comment submitted: 11/27/2006 (#819)

By eggman

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Englishteacher might know spelling, but he/she doesn't know ***t about punctuation. Now, back to the thread ... this recipe is great. Easy and fun for groups as already mentioned.

Comment submitted: 10/24/2006 (#561)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy Maddog (Team Breakfast Member)

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Our scout den just did this bag omelette breakfast and it worked great other than the "cheap off brand" bags broke!!! But the "poached" omelette tasted great once I drained the water from it. (I think the lake water had boiled long enough to kill most of the bacteria!) Zip Lock probably does the warning just in case someone eats 400,000 omelettes in a ziplock and then gets sick and wants to sue.

Comment submitted: 10/23/2006 (#553)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy Irish Grandkid (Team Breakfast Member)

I haven't tried the recipe, but I'm sorry to know that englishteacher is so intolerant. Imagine being a child or adult with him as your instructor (can't be a teacher with all that bias) if you were of Spanish Heritage.
Granddaughter of 4 who were welcomed to this Country with "No Irish Need Apply" signs.
Englishteacher should retire.

Comment submitted: 10/1/2006 (#424)


Recipe Rating (out of 5):

The recipe came out fine with no problems with the 'melting bag' situation.

Englishteacer: Just because Mr Breakfast typed from inappropriately does not indicate nationality. It just means he typed it wrong, so keep your opinions about the people who are able to speak/read/write English and/or Spanish to yourself. This was uncalled for. The 'typo' could have merely been pointed out without the obvious hatred toward spanish people comment stated.

Comment submitted: 9/28/2006 (#403)

By gidy up

We do this for a group of 35 people. Always use ziplock PINT freezer bags. They never break. We have people put their names at top of bag with a permanent marker pen and cook for 20 minutes. We have all the toppings mushrooms,tomatoes, olives, onions, chilis, green pepper cheese and at the end of line we put one cup of egg mixture and seal the bag making sure all air is out. Been doing it 8 years... LOVE IT!

Comment submitted: 9/16/2006 (#330)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy Mr Breakfast (Team Breakfast Member)

Hi EnglishTeacher. Thanks for pointing out the misspelled word. I fixed it abuve. Hey Blondie - glad the recipe worked out for you.

Comment submitted: 8/30/2006 (#242)

By Blondie

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

We tried this recipe at home using the heavier freezer bags and it worked out fine.

Comment submitted: 8/30/2006 (#240)

By englishteacher

WARNING Form Mr Breakfast: Dang people, I suspect you are american but its only a four letter English word, now if it was spanish you would have got it right?

Comment submitted: 8/29/2006 (#237)