Ziploc Omelets

Ziploc Omelets

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56 review(s) averaging 4.4. 73% would make again

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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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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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

tonyswett81 1 year ago

bbug23114 1 year ago

Wonderful idea! Fast, fun and is getting the little ones involved too!
mariasalas129 1 year 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 1 year ago

ellisarr 1 year 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 1 year ago

bethmolines 2 years ago

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