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No more waiting in line for your favorite omelet. Guests put their favorite ingredients into a ziploc bag, write their names on the bag and......13 minutes to breakfast!!!
[Note -- there is some controversy as to whether or not this is safe to do -- plastic bags may change chemically when boiling. As always, proceed at your own risk.]
"We have been doing this for years as we got tired of trying to fold regular omelets nicely without breaking. So far no ill effects. We like to use 3 eggs and boil for 14 minutes.. Also, about 2 minutes before finish time, i gently push the baggie against the side of the pot with the back of a spoon to squeeze out any uncooked egg. It works great. Just don't mistake the yolk for any melted cheese (I've done that). These are easy and really good!"- Mr_D
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Set out the eggs and a variety of ingredients such as: cheeses, ham, onion, green pepper, tomato, salsa, hash browns etc....
Have each person write their name on the outside of a quart size ziploc freezer bag. Crack 2 eggs (large or jumbo) into each bag (no more than 2). Mash and shake well to combine.
Fold the top edge down so the bag will remain open. Have each person add their favorite ingredients into their own bag. Remove all air from the bag and zip it up! Shake well to combine all ingredients.
Place the bags into rolling, boiling water for EXACTLY 13 minutes. You can usually cook 6-8 omelets in a large pot.
Open the bags and the omelet will roll out easily. Prepare for everyone to be amazed!
Serve with fresh fruit and coffee cake.
These can be prepared in the bags the night before and in the morning it's 13 minutes to breakfast!
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jefjohnson 1 month agoGreat idea...btw all Ziploc bags are bph free
HunkyDory 2 months agoZiploc now has a product called Ziploc Zip 'n' Steam designed for use in a microwave oven. I use these all the time for fresh vegeys. This omelet could be safely made in the microwave using one of these Zip 'n' Steam bags. They are BPA free. I found the idea of dropping a regular style ziploc into boiling water a bit bizarre and researched the cautionary note. I would not have proceeded with the recipe based on what I learned, but I would not hesitate at all trying it in a Zip 'n' Steam bag in the microwave. I have several other microwave egg recipes that I like just as well, though. This recipe is a great idea for variety when you have lots of mouths to feed.
cassysim 2 months agoTo all of those who are saying they did this and survived, they should research the link between BPA and cancer. Particularly breast cancer in women. I wanted to share without negatively impacting the recipe.
tonyswett81 3 months ago
bbug23114 5 months ago
mariasalas129 7 months agoWonderful idea! Fast, fun and is getting the little ones involved too!
sarafetherolf9 7 months agoPerfect and easy way to make omelettes. Also a great way to make multiple omelettes, the family can eat together instead of one at a time, or everyone eating cold food.
ellisarr 7 months ago
johnnydrako 8 months agoHeterodox. Boiling food and plastics together will leach TOXIC bisphenol a (BPAs) and pthalates into the food. Look therese up to see the ramifications to your health.
bethmolines 9 months agoGross
mrsjhamilton 9 months agoIt was great! Very filling!
handd 9 months ago
mikestickley31 9 months ago
Friendlly_21 10 months agoEasy, no oil, and everyone can specialize it the way they want.
Elizo 10 months ago
DemonLlama1299 10 months agoFast and easy my boys love making their own omelets. I like prepping the night prior so they have a tasty, filling breakfast. Also they get all the veggies added that they claim are gross any other time!
kathryningram 11 month ago
KiityKatKay 1 year agoI'm an egg person so this great trick works for me! Kat
Kpapercut 1 year agoWe love to do this when we are camping!
BeccaWatkins 1 year agoTurned out great! Whole family loved it!