Easy Omlets For Camping

This tip is for use when camping outdoors.

Get a ziplock bag, add a few eggs (w/o shell) into the bag, add shredded cheese, chopped onions, etc., whatever you like in your omelets. Close the bag, (you may want to use a potholder) and put it in a pot on your camping stove with water. Usually takes about 5 minutes at the most. Empty contents onto your plate. You'll have the most amazing eggs or omelet, cooked in a ziplock bag. We use this idea a lot when we go camping. The kids love it too!


By Bonnie from Norman, OK

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By Linda in Alabama (Guest Post)
June 13, 20070 found this helpful

What a neat idea! I'll try this the next time I go camping. Thanks for sharing!

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By Lisa from Lena, WI (Guest Post)
June 13, 20070 found this helpful

Remember to use a freezer bag. My kids (5 and 3) will even eat eggs if we make them this way. Love it!

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June 14, 20070 found this helpful

I did this when we went camping bout a month ago with my brother in law. Everyone loved them. My BIL even had me tell his wife how we made them so she can do it when they go camping, (she was out of state visiting her daughter at the time). We are going camping this weekend and my DH's eyes lit up and he asked "are you going to make those eggs again?" Why, of course. Easy to make and little clean up.

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June 14, 20070 found this helpful

My son (former Boyscout) and his friends called this "recipe" "eggs in bags" and made their last day breakfast like this almost every camping trip, with a couple qualifications. They used any leftovers in the bags with the eggs, and used the bags they'd packed things in.


For minimal cleanup, they used tortillas for their eggs once cooked and some of the kids liked them with salsa and sour cream. They used the hot water from cooking for their clean up water, and had a decent breakfast without a lot of effort. As another poster said - be sure to use freezer bags!

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June 14, 20070 found this helpful

Gooseberry Patch had this recipe on their site for maybe a day and it was pulled. Here is their follow up on it. Your choice if you want to do this or not. Just wanted to share their response with you.

Several customers had contacted us about the Omelet in a Bag recipe. We learned that the manufacturers of plastic zipping freezer bags do not recommend that the bags be used in boiling water. We did test the recipe in our kitchens and it worked fine, but we wanted to let everyone know this information so that you may make your own decision.

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October 23, 20070 found this helpful

We made these once, just to see how'd they be. Remember to write on each bag, prior to cooking in the boiling water, whose is whose. We used diced canned Armour Treet meat (that I'll not use again in the omelette's, greasy). Diced green canned chilies (did great). Chopped baked potato (did good, but next time, I'll peel them or use cooked hash browns). Hubby wanted chopped fresh tomato in his (he liked this, I chose not to have tomato in mine). Shredded cheese (excellent). They all turned out really good. I made hubby's omelettes a bit bigger than mine. Also, we learned to use the Qt.


size zipper freezer bags and not the sandwich size zipper bags. The freezer bags will keep the water out, the sandwich bags won't. All in all, we're going to be making these again, soon, I have all the ingredients for them. But this time using ham, lol. Also, remember to squish out all remaining air after filling with egg, meat and veggie mixture, fold the empty part of the bag in half, sealing it and dropping it folded in the pot of boiling water. Cook till filling is set (no longer runny). Can eat immediately, or let cool in bag sitting in a colander and freeze. To reheat, we heat them in the microwave at home, for about 2-3 minutes or till hot.

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