Ziploc Omelets

Ziploc Omelets

53 reviews, 4.4 star(s). 73% would make again

Ready in 23 minutes

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.]


large Eggs
Favorite omelet additions

Original recipe makes 6



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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So simple...and the kids l-o-v-e personalizing their own omelet by selecting the add-ins they like, placing them in the bag, and smushing up the eggs with their fingers.



Have everyone label a quart-size ziploc freezer bag with their name, add the eggs and any optional omelet add-ins they like, seal the bags and squish the ingredients with their fingers to mix, then burp out any excess air from the bags.

Make sure the bags are sealed and drop into a pot of boiling water. When the omelets are done they slide right out of the bags. No Fuss, No Muss.

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Great idea...btw all Ziploc bags are bph free
jefjohnson 2y ago

Ziploc 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.
HunkyDory 2y ago

To 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.
cassysim 2y ago

Wonderful idea! Fast, fun and is getting the little ones involved too!
mariasalas129 3y ago

Perfect 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.   
sarafetherolf9 3y ago

ellisarr 3y ago

Heterodox. 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.
johnnydrako 3y ago

bethmolines 3y ago

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