Freezer Bag Omelets


  • 1 quart size freezer zip loc bag
  • 2 eggs
  • your choice of fillings (cooked ham, cooked bacon, onions, peppers, shredded cheese, etc.)
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  • Salt and Pepper, to taste with other herbs of your choice
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon evaporated milk (opt.) for a more creamier texture to the omelet.
  • 1 pot of briskly boiling water (preferably in a large stock pot or pasta pot). This pot should hold 6 quart size freezer bags.


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

November 3, 20060 found this helpful

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

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November 4, 20060 found this helpful

We have always used this in Scouting and they are very delicious! Thank you for sharing with eveyrone.

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November 4, 20060 found this helpful

This is also very good without the butter.

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November 13, 20060 found this helpful

*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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April 14, 20070 found this helpful

Toxics are released in the food when boiling freezer bags. Do not do this.

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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?


January 4, 20120 found this helpful

Why use plastic? I have some small salad bowls. I put a tiny drop of oil in the bottom, crack an egg on the side, slide it into the bowl. Put bowl in microwave, cook. Ready for table, no extra dishes and best of all no plastic.

Frugal and healthy

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January 4, 20120 found this helpful

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?

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January 5, 20120 found this helpful

Please do not use plastic bags for cooking Estrogens are released by cooking in plastic.

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January 5, 20120 found this helpful

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).

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January 5, 20120 found this helpful
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