Recipes From Living the American Backwoods Cabin Life

How to Make Omelets Using Ziploc Bags

My mother shared this recipe with me many years ago. I have made these scrumptious omelets at home, but it has been a few years. While thinking of food to take to camp for this past firearm deer hunting season, I remembered this recipe and thought how easy it would be to make for breakfast at camp with little cleanup afterwards. 

And yes, you read the title correctly. The omelets are made in Ziploc quart-size freezer bags. If you have a brand you like better, that's fine but just make sure the bags are tough and durable.

Of course you'll need eggs, but aside from that you can go with any of your favorite omelet ingredients. These are a few of Steve's favorites, but he also likes chopped up ham or sausage, green peppers, and even hash browns. A few of my favorites are spinach and feta cheese, cheddar cheese and green olives, and mushrooms with Swiss cheese.

The bacon pictured above isn't bacon bits but real fully cooked bacon crumbles.

Take your bag and with a permanent marker write the name on each bag to whom the omelet belongs.

Take two large or extra-large eggs and crack them into the bag. Don't use more than two eggs per bag.

Now you need to knead. Ha. Knead the eggs until they are all mashed up.

Ready for the goodies...

For my omelet I added...

1 tablespoon of bacon crumbles, 2 tablespoons of onions and 2 tablespoons of mushrooms, and 3 tablespoons of finely shredded cheddar cheese.

I let all the air out of the bag as I sealed it, then kneaded a bit more to mix my ingredients.

Good to go...

I filled a large sauce pan with water and brought it to a rolling boil. Then I placed the bags into the boiling water.

I made these omelets at home because the lighting is better for photographing. I have an electric stove at home. The one at camp is a gas stove. Either way, I recommend placing the bags bottom down into the water but let the tops lean to the middle. It wasn't as much of a big deal on the electric stove as you see above, but if they fall back over the side of your pan, they may melt or worse yet cause a fire so please be aware of that. 

Boil your omelets for approximately 13 minutes. If they look a little runny when you carefully remove them from the water, place them back in for a minute or two longer.

With pot holders or a towel, carefully place them on a towel to let the excess water drip off.

You can roll the omelet right out of the bag onto a serving plate.

Throw the bag away and dig in!

Here's the recipe!
Ziploc Omelets 
These omelets are zippy to make and cleanup is zippy, too!
Prep: 10 minutes                               Level: Easy
Cook: 13 - 15 minutes                       Serves: 6-8 at a time in one large pot

1 extra durable quart-size freezer bag such as Ziploc per omelet
2 large or extra-large eggs per omelet - no more than two.
Your omelet preferences such as:
  • shredded cheese, your choice
  • chopped ham
  • crumbled cooked sausage
  • bacon pieces
  • onion
  • green pepper
  • mushrooms
  • tomato
  • hash brown
  • salsa
  • And the list goes on...
Have each person's name written with permanent marker on their bag. Crack two eggs into the bag and knead them to combine them.

Each person puts their ingredients of choice into their bag. I usually put five tablespoons of my favorite ingredients into the bag (such as 1 tablespoon onions, 2 tablespoons mushrooms, and 2 tablespoons bacon pieces) and three tablespoons of shredded cheese . Completely remove air as you seal the bag.

Bring a large pot filled halfway with water to a rolling boil. Carefully place bags in the boiling water bottom first being careful to turn the tops in - not backwards over the edge of the pot. Boil for 13 to 15 minutes until not runny. You can fit 6 to 8 bags in one pot. If you need more omelets made, you can use another large pot of boiling water.

Carefully take the omelets out and place on a towel to dry. Roll the omelet right out of the bag onto a serving plate. Throw the bag away!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm going to try them. Thanks. FL.