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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
13 mins
total:
28 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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  • Crack the eggs into a large resealable freezer bag. Press out most of the air, and seal. Shake or squeeze to beat the eggs. Open the bag, and add the ham, cheese, onion, green pepper, tomato, salsa, and mushrooms. Squeeze out as much of the air as you can, and seal the bag.

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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Place up to 8 bags at a time into the boiling water. Cook for exactly 13 minutes. Open the bag, and let the omelet roll out onto a plate. The omelet should roll out easily.

Nutrition Facts

484 calories; protein 37.7g 75% DV; carbohydrates 7.9g 3% DV; fat 33.7g 52% DV; cholesterol 463.2mg 154% DV; sodium 1321.7mg 53% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2007
I have been doing this for years as a motorhome tour leader. Two suggestions; first, use only heavy-duty quart-size freezer bags. Cheaper bags will open up and ruin the omelet. Second, use a straw to suck all the air out of the bag after mixing the ingredients or just lay the bag against a sharp corner of a table with the egg mixture below the edge and the top of the bag flat on the table top. Press out the air and seal. Use whatever ingredients you like but crumbled bacon or sausage is my favorite. If you do a three-egg omelet, increase the cooking time to 15 minutes. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/04/2009
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!! Read More
(96)
407 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 279
  • 4 star values: 74
  • 3 star values: 31
  • 2 star values: 12
  • 1 star values: 11
Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2007
I have been doing this for years as a motorhome tour leader. Two suggestions; first, use only heavy-duty quart-size freezer bags. Cheaper bags will open up and ruin the omelet. Second, use a straw to suck all the air out of the bag after mixing the ingredients or just lay the bag against a sharp corner of a table with the egg mixture below the edge and the top of the bag flat on the table top. Press out the air and seal. Use whatever ingredients you like but crumbled bacon or sausage is my favorite. If you do a three-egg omelet, increase the cooking time to 15 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2007
Quick tip for those concerned about melting the bags- drop a plastic colander in your pot for easy, no splash drop ins and removal. Read More
(398)
Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2006
This was great for camping. My kids and I were in charge of breakfast for about 20 people. We had chopped everything at home. Then one of the kids wrote the names of everyone on the bags. This turned out cute because he was only seven we wouldn't tell him how to spell anyon's name so he had to guess how to spell names and it was funny to see what he came up with. Everyone threw in what they wanted. The kids shook the bags for everyone. Then we (adult supervision is a must with the hot boiling water) cooked them in a huge pot of water. The bigger the pot the better. Using a big pot helps to keep the bags from hitting the sides of the pot and melting. We gently stirred them around too which helped. We served them with a bunch of quick breads we cooked ahead at home and fresh fruit. They were a huge hit and the kids really felt like they were contributing to the group effort. The best guage for time was to pull the bag out and give it a little squeeze to see if it was firm enough. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2007
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. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/04/2009
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!! Read More
(96)
Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2009
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!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2006
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. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/23/2011
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2011
This is a great recipe! My only suggestion is to use the Steamer Baggies! They are made for the heat! Read More
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