Omelet in a Bag
Great for when there are picky eaters in the crowd. Can make as many as needed or just one if you like. Got this from an internet friend. Good served with fruit and coffee cake.
Great for when there are picky eaters in the crowd. Can make as many as needed or just one if you like. Got this from an internet friend. Good served with fruit and coffee cake.
Quick tip for those concerned about melting the bags- drop a plastic colander in your pot for easy, no splash drop ins and removal.
I was browsing recipes, looking for something for dinner that used what I had on hand and didn't take much effort...I found this recipe, and suddenly making dinner went from boring to fun! There's something "mad scientist" about this recipe and the fact that it makes a decent omelette with little fuss or cleanup is a bonus. I used quart Zip-loc freezer bags and shoved them into large tumblers to hold them upright while I broke the eggs into them.
I just finished doing 2 of these omelets. Both of the bags broke in the boiling water. I used good quality zip lock bags and ended up with a watery mess!!
Ecelent!!!and if i could go higher on the stars i would! First I mashed two eggs like it said but when it said like ham and stuff i just added balony and extra cheese. then insted of just letting it sit in the pot and letting it melt to the sides i put a shiskabob skewer through the top and it just hung into the water. IT WAS THE BEST OMELET I'VE EVER TASTED!!!!!! (i did this all by myself its so easy!) Everyone should try this!!!
I loved this recipe! We made it at a family gathering and it was a hit. One tip, write names on the zip lock bags with permanent markers before cooking because after cooking they all look the same.
I have been worried about the leaching of carcinogens from plastic into the food supply, but according to the ziploc website Ziploc bags are NOT made with BPA (bisphenol A) and they are dioxin free. They don't suggest the bags should be used, but I see no harm in doing this once or twice. It is a real crowd pleaser!
This is a great recipe! My only suggestion is to use the Steamer Baggies! They are made for the heat!
I have had this around for years and it gets a 5 for me on fun, ease, AND clean-up. Great for camping trips (take all fillings in separate bags) and when kiddos sleep over. I do use only heavy duty qt size freezer bags. When making with kids I let them add all their own stuff and do the squishing. I just add fillings to the cracked eggs in the bag and squish everything together at once! (I also label each persons with a sharpie)
This worked perfect for a crowed of 52 campers. Others may have listed these tips also but here are mine: 1- besure to use freezer bags 2- quart size are fine if only using 2 eggs but it really is better with the gallon size 3- the bags with the little slide closers are a little risky, we prefer the plain, press and seal kind 4- put very little cheese or salsa in the bag, they may change the consistancy, save those items to top it off after it's cooked 5- you already know but, you can use the omelet ingredients that you prefer 6- dump out of bag right onto a flour tortilla. Everything seems to taste better when you're camping, but these were really great.
This turned out great. We're definitely making it for teh big family reunion next month. I would suggest using less cheese because it seems to come out a little more crumbly when you put in a lot of cheese. Don't worry, it'll come out hot enough to sprinkle cheese on it so the cheese melts. :)
Absoutely the best!! I even premixed the eggs and some ingredients at home; vacumn-sealed them in the heavy duty bags vacumn-seal bags(leaving room for expansion); FROZE them; then took them camping. Boiled them up and it was a HIT!!!
Am giving huge words of caution here regarding using plastic for cooking in boiling water just in case no one else has said something about it here: You must use plastic food bags that clearly state they are approved for boiling not only because of melting points but also because of BPA and other chemicals leaching into the food! There have been several studies regarding this and the FDA requires manufacturers to follow safety standards in order to represent the bags are 'boilable'! Use the same precautions when using plastic for microwaving and baking! With that being said, I love this easy recipe ;-)
Hey! It works! Very tasty! It's not your normal traditional omelet, but how could anyone not like it with all those optional ingredients? I served with home-fried tortillas, torn in eighths.
I used this recipe many times until I read that the bags are not meant for boiling. Very good recipe, but for anyone who cares about their health I would not use these bags. Wait until Ziploc comes out with boil bags.
Don't worry about the plastic ... enjoy your omlets
I could not believe how these turned out! We did this with all the members of our family on Christmas morning. We're turning into quite a large family these days, and everyone got to pick what "toppings" they wanted in their omelet. Suited everyone's different tastes and was a lot of fun! We did add a touch of milk to each bag (maybe 2-3 TBSP) to make the eggs slightly fluffier.
sorry we didnt like it plus it was hard to get the melted plastic bags stuck to our pot
I LOVE THIS RECIPE!! I made this for the county fair and got and Honorable Mention!! This is the easiest recipe ever! I always put the bag in a mug or cup and fold the top over the sides of the mug or cup and that makes it easier to crack the eggs! I made this for dinner one night for my family and my moms friend! They all loved it! The only thing was, we didn't have any shredded cheese only the proccessed cheese squares so I cut them up into little pieces and everyone still like them! I put 1 piece in each omelet.
Simple and good.
I've tried this recipe and liked it a lot, but since then I've heard that boiling food in these plastic bags releases cancer-causing toxins.
Had students in a "survival cooking" class do this as a make-ahead breakfast lab. Provided different types of filling ingredients and let each student "customize" his/her individual omelet. Be sure to use a quart-size freezer bag--those without the zipper pulls work best. Kids enjoyed them!
My husband ate it. I was scared to eat it because after I cooked it I thought about if it was healthy using the bag.
This is the BEST recipe. Great if you have kids or husband who doesn't eat certain foods -- you can customize every omelet. And no frying -- so 0 fat! A couple of hints: (1) cheese is a must, and (2) don't use more than 2 eggs per bag; the eggs won't cook through and will be runny.
A caveat: please search online for safe BOILABLE bags. This is a FANTASTIC dish for camping. We love to eat actual food on our camp trips but hate cleaning up afterwards. With this recipe we just chopped the veggies straight into the bag and ate from the bag as well. Perfect!
Scrambled 2 large eggs, chopped ham, sliced green onion, shredded cheese, chopped red pepper, diced jalapeno pepper, skim milk and broccoli. You can put anything into these bags to make the perfect omelet and clean up is a snap.
I've seen this recipe many times before and have tried it and one important thing seems to have been forgotten - use freezer ziplocs as they are stronger and will not break with boiling. Also, every time I have made this I have found the omelettes to be ready in less than the 13 minutes specified, so keep an eye on them and when they seem solid, they are done as overcooked eggs are nasty rubbery things to be avoided.
Can't believe how good these came out! My husband was sceptical, but thought these were great. Thanks so much for an easy, timesaving, wonderful recipe! Forgot to also say that this cooks perfectly when you use a quart size Ziplock freezer bag (you can also put names on the bags, but be sure to face them in different directions because the print transfers to the bag next to it.)
Awesome omelets! We do a large annual event for the Make-A-Wish Foundation with 50+ people. For the past three years the morning meal has been Omelets in a baggie!!! What a Hit! Gibby
We just love this recipe! It's fun to have folks over for brunch, and make an omelet bar! Even if it sounds a little odd...TRY IT...you won't be disappointed!
My bag melted, the eggs were rubbery and tasted like plastic. Disaster of a recipe all around. I'll stick to real omelets, thanks.
Neat and easy. Its a lot easier to beat the eggs in a bowl first and then pour them in the bag. That's the only way I've ever done it.
Omelets came out perfectly cooked after 13 minutes. Used quart size freezer bags and did not experience any problems with melting or bags breaking. The omelets rolled right out of the bag. Will definitely make again!
We have made these too many times to count and love them!!!! A bunch of us girls got together at the lake and everybody brought a different ingredient. We put names on the baggies with permanent marker (BTW do not try the quart bags)and had everybody make their own omelet. We fed 18 people for breakfast, with not much prep or clean up and that's pretty good when you're camping! ps-we found that jumbo eggs work the best, if I use large eggs I reduce the cooking time by 1-2 minutes.
It's great. I'm 17 year old student, taking Foods and Wellness in HS. We made in this class and they came out good and also tasted good. It's easy recipe and good for a quick breakfast.
Man I was kind of scared to try this but this is AMAZING. I cant wait to do this for my family. A tip: I put the eggs and all my ingredients in a bowl all together with salt and pepper whipped it up then I put it all in a bag..and it is wonderful. THANKS MARYANN
These were so much fun to make! I made omelets for everyone in my family and they were ready all at the same time! Brilliant idea! My picky husband prefers the flavor of a traditional pan fried omelet, but he thought these were good. These would be so good wrapped in a tortilla because they are already perfectly shaped for a breakfast burrito!
This is a great way to cook an omelette. My family has such a good time mixing their own concoction. People are so impressed when I share this recipe. So versatile and flexible I can't wait to have a brunch and serve it to guests.
When we did this for a crowd, I used my stick blender to mix eggs in a pitcher. One ladle of mixture equaled 2 eggs.
Choose plastic that is made of 100% polyethylene, and contains no plasticizers or estrogen-like compounds.
VERY clever idea! I particularly liked that there was no mess and I didn't have to add any fat to cook the eggs. As for getting the eggs into the bag, I simply opened the bag in a glass measuring cup. That held it open while I put in the ingredients.
Wow, what an easy omelet! I used a cheapo zipper bag without problems. I added the eggs, marble cheddar cheese, dill and garlic cheese, and dried onions. I let it boil for around 10 minutes on medium high heat. I will be making these when we go camping in July! I know everyone will love having their own customized omelets!
These were awesome. We made them on a camping trip, even though the family was skeptical. Everyone filled their own pouches, using a sharpie we marked our names on the bags, and voile! breakfast. Thanks for the post. We will definitely be using this one again!
Use freezer strength bags, veggies work best but precooked ham, bacon works well too. My family loves these with cheese, onion and bell pepper. No added fat makes these nutritious omelets and very tasty, plus 11 year old can cook these in a hot pot, with easy clean up.
We have been making these for years and often for early tailgating. Put out a table of ingredients, have people write their order, write their name on a qt. freezer bag, add ingredients, cook, and serve.
This was just pure genius. I'll be sure to make this for my boyfriend. I tried this with just salt and pepper, then when the eggs were done, wrapped them in a slice of smoked turkey breast from the deli and then wrapped a tortilla around it. Wonderful!
LOVED THIS!!! I normally always do scrambled since i cant turn an omelet without breaking it! AWESOME! Like someone says below - make how ever you want its the boil in the bag to take away!
This worked out perfectly. I was pleasantly surprised how well this turne out. Don't expect it to be exactly an omelet in the traditional sense but it still works nicely. I put onions & mushrooms in it and topped it with cheese after it was done.
I made this for mu husband and I boiled it for only 11 minutes as another user suggested. Well, it was delicious but I should have cooked it longer because it was a little runny inside. That's probably my fault since I used a quart size bag as I didnt have any freezer bags on hand. All in all it had a great flavor, I sprinkled salt and pepper, I cooked some sausage and then added onions and peppers to the pan at the last minute. I took the sausage and crumbled it and poured it and the onions and peppers in the bag with the egg mixture with some cheese. Very good flavor.
This was easy and delicious. Used quart sized freezer zip lock bags. Added shrimp, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, and cheddar cheese. You can easily prepare the rest of breakfast without worrying about watching the eggs. Will make again.
It was very simple to make but I'm still a bit leary about the chemicals given off by cooking it in a plastic bag.
The first time I ever heard of this I couldn't believe it until I tried it. And it works! They're quite good. Been making these for quite a while and they're great for when you're on the go. You can add anything you like in your regular omelets! Be sure to get all the air out of the bag before boiling.
If you try this at high altitude the "exactly 13 minutes" isn't long enough, the eggs will be runny on the inside. I'm guessing 17 minutes in Denver is more like it.
Neat idea, but I just didn't like the texture or the taste of this omelette. I might try it again with only ham, cheese, and mushrooms. Just wasn't as good as I hoped it would be.
These are GREAT! my sister gave me the recipe after attending a bridal shower they were served at. I made them for a large family breakfast and everyone got their own bag with the eggs in it and added what they wished. I wrote each persons name on the bag with perm. marker. While they are cooking I could get all the other breakfast stuff together and evryone could set down to a hot fresh omlet at once. How else can you make 8 omlets at one time. These are very fluffy and taste and look great!!!
This is a simple way to make omelets. I used 2 eggs, a spicy cheese, mushrooms, green onions, turkey bacon and a little salsa. They were spicy and wonderful, I will make them again
Best omelet I have ever made. Comes out perfect everytime.
Absolutely amazing. Sure the omelet is a slightly firm but that in no way detracts from the flavour, or the presentation. I had a breakfast meeting for 13 at my house - I assembled all the ingredients: beaten egg (2 eggs per), chopped pepper, sauted mushrooms, sauted onions, grated cheese, bags with names already with on them, and a big pot of boiling water. I gave everyone instructions as they came in. Everybody was suitable amazed with the results. Delicious and fun. I also served cinnamon rolls, and hash browns.
This was crazy, but easy and wonderful. I beat the eggs in bowl and then diveded them into the frezer bags. My family had so much fun putting in their own ingredients. My kids now ask for "bag eggs" all the time. Great Recipe!
i live alone, and hate cleaning the skillet after making scrambled eggs. With these reasons it works beautifully for me!
We do this all the time while camping. Be sure that the bags do not touch the side of the pot, and use freezer bags. We normally wrap them into a tortilla after they have cooked and are ready for eating.
Great recipe! I just made these with my nephew (10 yrs old) for a big family group. It was fun to do and everyone had their food ready at the same time. We let everyone choose their own ingredients. A good choice was pre-cooked breakfast sausage links that we chopped up. I would definitely recommend using the FREEZER bags....We used the Hefty brand, but I wouldn't think the brand would matter. The freezer variety is heavier....I saw some concern about the bags breaking....We had no issues. We served them with tortillas and taco sauce/salsa. Everyone loved them!
WONDERFUL - couldn't ask for a simpler "no fail" recipe. Kids LOVED making their own. :) Thank you!
I was a bit skeptical about cooking eggs in a bag...but these turned out better than regular omelettes! They were very fluffy and light. I didn't have a freezer bag, so I triple bagged it with sandwhich bags. Be sure the move the bag around so it doesn't touch the pot for a long time, otherwise, it could melt.
What a great idea! Perfect for suiting individual tastes. Made this twice now. Love it and will use this idea when camping too.
For the reviewer who said that Ziploc does not recommend cooking in their bags---there's a recipe from their website. I think it's fine to cook in the ziploc bags after all.
WOW!! This is great! I made this for my mom on mother's day and it was great! I followed the directions to a 't' and it couldn't of turned out better! I'm making it agian this weekend for my grandmother and her friends. Thanks for the Recipe!
EASY!!!!my aunt showed me this, and i was in disbelief @ first, ut it was great, and easy.
We do something similar on our camping trips. The kids love it as they get to 'make' their own eggs! Use whatever ingredients you like, just don't put too much in the baggies.
I just made this for my husband and he loved it. No pans, no mess, no fat, so I loved it too! Only had cheap bags, so I double bagged and it worked fine. What a great no fuss breakfast. Thanks.
OK...even despite one major flaw in this recipe, I am giving it 5 stars. My family loved it!!! So yummy!!! The problem came in boiling them or maybe the bags we used. We used Glad sandwich bags, which seemed great for individuality, however, I think the pot we used may have been too small, because the bags broke :o( I will follow the recipe exactly next time and be sure to use a really big pot and the freezer bags suggested! Excellent!!!!
I LOVED THESE EGGS! At first I was unsure of it, but I made them anyway. I didn't add cheese, but added pepper, pickle seasoning, and hot salt. Came out to the perfect dryness, and tasted like the perfect scrambled eggs! Next time, I'll make toast. Beware though, the bag started to melt up top, so I had to cut it open!
I had tried this a couple years ago and the omelet turned out blue; apparently the brand name freezer bag I used had a blue tinge to it, which I hadn't noticed. Tried it again this morning in prep for family Easter breakfast. I used two jumbo eggs. After 13 minutes, the eggs were still runny so I resealed and put it back in the boiling water for three more minutes. Rolled it onto a plate and sprinkled a little cheddar cheese on top. My son ate it and said it tasted like a "regular" omelet, but he and dh were laughing that it took much longer to cook than the standard method if you're only making one. This will make a nice 'omelet bar' for our large family gathering. Thanks!
Fabulous recipe and a wonderful idea!
I only added finely chopped onions and shredded sharp cheddar cheese and it was great! My 14 month old really liked it :-)
Not bad when you have a hungry toddler.
Tried this today it was awesome! So easy and clean up was a snap. I will definitely make these again adding my own ingredients. These would be perfect for a camping trip in the morning.
All I have to say is, " Oh My Gosh!!" These are awesome. I used gallon plastic bags from ALDI's and had no problems with them melting open. Also took my peppers and onions and cooked them in the quart size bags in the pot of boiling water for the omelets as I was getting everything together. Great recipe!! Already called my mom and gave her the recipe to try. Can't wait to try it camping this summer!!! Thanx definitly a KEEPER!!
This is the second time we tried this recipe and it was great both times. The omelets came out light and fluffy. We each got to choose what we wanted in our omelettes. And in opposition to a previous poster, ours were beautiful to look at! We used a quart size freezer bag. The eggs rolled right out. The kids (6 & 8) love to make their own omelets. It is a great "learning" to cook recipe.
Wow how simple and yummy!!! I added salt and pepper. Thanks!
It works! Didn't make the "omelet" with the ingredients as directed, just chopped some cauliflower and broccoli and threw it in with the eggs. Ingredients sound good.. think the whole idea of cooking in the bag is 5 stars..no butter and no mess..think this is the way to go! I do love eggs in butter though!
EgGsTrA GoOd! My son loves when I make this! All we put in it is cheese..too good! We give this recipe 5 lip smackin stars!
I will never go back to the old way of making omelets. This recipe is amazing and a time saver!! You should really try this recipe. You wont be disappointed.
I couldn't believe that these turned out so well. It made cooking fun, and my family loved it!! I used the quart size Ziploc freezer bags and they worked great.
Some didn't cook all the way, had to place in microwave. Other than that GREAT idea!
This was soooo easy! And my family loved it. I made it in the afternoon and fridged it till i was ready to cook. Came out great. I put 4 eggs in hubbys omelet and did have to let it cook extra . A total of 20 minutes was perfect.
Thanks for posting. We like making these when camping and I forgot the cooking time. As for the concern with the plastic bags........ this is not something I would feed my family weekly but if you are having it on occasion I don't think the plastic is going to hurt you when heated.
I would never do this unless I wanted to give my family cancer!! When you heat plastic bags like that, you release the toxic plasticizers into the food. Not so smart! A little convenience is not worth your health.
Had to try it. The idea seemed a little creepy to me - and I disagree with reviewers that think these are pretty - but they ARE good AND easy. I used a gallon bag and my omelet broke in the center from the bag bending as it boiled, but otherwise worked like a charm. My boys had me make their omelets the usual way - but I bet younger kids would be totally impressed. Thanks for the recipe!
I just made these a few minutes ago and omg they were so easy and tasty!! I didn't have all the "optional" ingredients so i made mine with green onions, cheese and bacon (salt&pepp too). I have always been a failure at making eggs lol but this method is fool proof. I used cheapo dollar store brand baggies and i had no problems with it busting. Also, my eggs usually get cold by the time the biscuits are done but you can just turn the heat off and leave them in the warm water and they stay warm as long as u need. definitely a keeper!
fast and easy!!
I've been using this for a while for making breakfasts for my family. One trick I've learned about the bags, I do use the Ziploc snack sized ones, I just do one boil for about 8 minutes, take the bag out of the water, let it rest for about 10-15 minutes, and then boil again for another 6 minutes. This is for 2 egg omeletes. I usually make ham/cheese for my wife, and sausage/cheese/spinach for my self. I also usually use fill a 1/3 cup twice for each bag. each 1/3 is about 1 egg's worth.
We have made these for years. They are great for camping trips as everyone can customize from ingredients we usually have with us anyway. Boil a big pot of water over the campfire and write names on each ziplock to avoid confussion. Easy clean up and kids love them!
My husband is the breakfast maker in our house, and this is one of his specialties! These omelettes turn out great every time, and the fillings can be varied according to individual taste.
My father is a huge omelette guy, and considers himself something of an expert on them... I made this for him and he flipped! his favorite recipe hands down, and mine! highly recommended!
Have made these several times and it's been fun. I just set everything out and let everyone make there own bag. Then we pop them in the water and we can all eat together.
This recipe was ok. The idea of it was pretty cool with each person able to make their own. However, my family did not really care for the texture and there was something lacking in the taste. I would not make this recipe again because our family prefers the more traditional taste of omelets.
This was not to our liking. I would not recommend this to anyone.
we used these when my daughter had a slumber party the kids loved it they turned out great we used 3 eggs and increased the cook time no fuss no mess