Add ingredients in the freezer zip lock bag, close bag and release air out of bag; "massage" the ingredients until well mixed; drop into the boiling water and boil for 13 minutes only. Remove carefully from water; open bag slowly to release steam; roll omelet out of bag onto a plate.
This is a great recipe for camping or a sleep-over for teenagers. Each person can prepare their own freezer zip lock bag with the omelet ingredients. Adult supervision should be used for removal of the bags from the boiling water.
This recipe was adapted from a PBS Hunting Show.
By WandaJo from Collierville
What a great idea for campers. I'll be passing this along to all my friends and family. And just the thing to let my great grandkids do for breakfast when they come to visit. I have a 5 year old great granddaughter who loves to help cook.
Harlean from Arkansas
We have always used this in Scouting and they are very delicious! Thank you for sharing with eveyrone.
This is also very good without the butter.
*WARNING! As of August 2006, 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.
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If it's not safe to use Ziplock bags for your eggs in a bag, what do you suggest we use?
I had read before and was planning on doing it when we go camping or have a sleepover. Place egg in ziplock bag with choice of ingredients, giving one to each person, boiling water and putting bags in water. Why would it not be safe? OR is it because you are heating the plastic?
Please do not use plastic bags for cooking Estrogens are released by cooking in plastic.
Happyinharned, yes, the problem is the heating of the bags. When certain types of plastics are heated (whether in the microwave, by boiling or oven cooking) carcinogenic chemicals leech into the food. There are safe plastic bags you can use (at just about every grocery store/market) that are manufactured with appropriate one time use chemicals but do know that they are only for that one time food use because they break down thereafter and begin to leech chemicals. Also, you need to make sure that any plastic bowls, plates, cups, food storage containers, etc you use in the microwave are approved as microwave safe. There should be a stamp on the bottom stating that item is safe.
The same is true about chemicals leeching from plastics into food/beverages after one time use even if not ever heated. The only safe plastics for food reuse are food grade recycle #2, #4 and #5. When I say food grade I mean originally manufactured for food use and not industrial grade plastics that are manufactured with completely different chemicals for items intended for non-food items (for example; cleaning product bottles, kitty litter containers or even seemingly harmless plastic containers/tubs for toys or general storage containers/bins).
If you're going to do omelets or burritos for a group, just prep your add-ins ahead of time, put into individual bowls with spoons/forks, and scramble all your eggs at once. let everyone put however much of whatever onto their plates or a tortilla, and you're good to go. This works really well for camping trip breakfasts as well as sleep-overs.