Perfect for camping or fun family-style cooking. Pop in all ingredients in a baggie and boil. This recipe can be easily modified to suit the tastes of the consumer. Add salsa or hash browns. Fun for the whole family and is a great camping food since it doesn't require a frying pan. You can even use Egg Beaters® or other substitute.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 omelet
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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Put eggs, bacon, Cheddar cheese, onion, bell pepper, mushrooms, black pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and salt in a resealable sandwich bag; seal. Shake vigorously until thoroughly mixed. Squeeze out any excess air and reseal.

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  • Bring a pot of water to a boil. Place bag in the boiling water; cook until egg is completely cooked, about 13 minutes. Remove bag using tongs or a large strainer. Carefully open bag and roll omelet onto a plate.

Cook's Note:

More than one baggie omelet can be cooked at a time, depending upon the size of pot you use. Approximately 6 or so will fill a large pot.

Nutrition Facts

365 calories; protein 27.6g 55% DV; carbohydrates 3.8g 1% DV; fat 26.6g 41% DV; cholesterol 473.7mg 158% DV; sodium 786.8mg 32% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2013
Great for camping. Quick simple and nourishing. Checked out the zip loc site re: toxicity of the bag. To be honest you would have to eat a lot of food cooked in the bags to be affected. No BPA's or dioxin. I will still cook this way. If you can microwave in it it's OK. Sometimes I think there is too much scaremongering about cooking methods and different foods. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/05/2014
While I agree this is a good camping recipe or if you have a larger crowd for breakfast at home it is definitely not a substitute for a quality omelet. I experimented with it several times and it either turns out with the egg overcooked or too runny. Good for those times when "quick and easy" takes precedence over taste. Read More
(5)
28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2013
Great for camping. Quick simple and nourishing. Checked out the zip loc site re: toxicity of the bag. To be honest you would have to eat a lot of food cooked in the bags to be affected. No BPA's or dioxin. I will still cook this way. If you can microwave in it it's OK. Sometimes I think there is too much scaremongering about cooking methods and different foods. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2014
Great, but you must use qt. size FREEZER bags. Sandwich size is too small, and food storage bags are too thin and will melt. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2013
We love to do this with large groups. Prep before you go and easy clean up. I recommend using small ziplock freezer bags. Trust me I'm speaking from experience.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2013
Definitely use the FREEZER bags! Anything less will spring a leak. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2013
We make these quite often while camping. You can modify it with different ingredients i.e. cooked ham, bacon, sausage, tomatoes, different cheeses, etc. The kids love putting these together. We use freezer bags (thicker) and mark the name of who's omelet it is on the top of the bag with black permanent marker. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2018
I do river rafting trips for groups of 10-30 and this is one of my go to recipes for breakfast it is simple and everyone can customize their own. One suggestion ALWAYS use the ziploc Freezer bags Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2013
Definitely a good idea for camping. I used a quart size bag because I didn't have resealable sandwich bag size. I would recommend smaller bag as larger bag spread out ingredients to much. I also used only 1 egg and substituted fresh spinach for green pepper. I used too much mushroom and spinach for the amount of egg I used as these are watery products. I also found it seemed to stick to inside of bag. Think I will stick to fry pan inside the house. Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
06/05/2014
While I agree this is a good camping recipe or if you have a larger crowd for breakfast at home it is definitely not a substitute for a quality omelet. I experimented with it several times and it either turns out with the egg overcooked or too runny. Good for those times when "quick and easy" takes precedence over taste. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2013
Worked great! I've heard of these before but not tried them. I didn't follow recipe exactly only the cooking method. I whisked the eggs before adding to bag. Used black pepper garlic salt tiny bit of paprika sliced sausage links and garden tomatoes. I'm sure it would be great as written too lol but I was trying to get this done during my son's nap time and didn't feel like prepping veggies. This would be great for camping houseguests or the morning after slumber parties. Worked perfectly but also LOOKED nice which is not something I was expecting out of something cooked in a sandwich bag! I used regular generic sandwich bags and it was fine no need for pricier freezer bags. Read More
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