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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

It's in the Bag....

Do you have a larger family and HATE doing omlettes in the morning because it takes forever to get them all done...and then by the time they are all done the first ones are cold? Or maybe you just hate all the dishes that come with making omlettes. Or maybe you just can't flip an omlette to save your life. Whatever the issue, I have a solution for ya. (-;

Omlettes in a bag. Yes. You read that right.

In. A. Bag.

This is perfect for family breakfast at Christmas. The kids can even participate! And your omlettes will get cooked at the same time.

Here's what you do:

Give each person a sandwich sized Ziploc Bag (I do recommend the brand name for this....but I did use the store brand today and it worked just fine). They can write their names on the bags with marker so they know which one is theirs when they are done. Each person cracks 2 eggs into their bag. Don't do more than 2, please. You'll end up with runny eggs.
Then each person adds in the fillings they would like in their omlette. Bacon, ham, sausage (all of the meats need to be cooked already), tomatoes, cheese, peppers, etc. can all be used.
Seal up your Ziploc Baggie and make sure you get all/most of the air out. Squish and shake your egg to mix everything up. The kids will LOVE this part. Push the egg and filling down to the bottom of the bag and drop it in a pot of boiling water.
You can put 4-6 omlettes in a pot at a time, depending on the size of your pot. If you're doing more than that, I'd boil two pots of water.
Try and keep the edges of the bag away from the pot as much as you can. I haven't had any issues with mine melting yet, but you can't be too careful. (-:

Set your timer for 13 minutes. No more. No less. Keep your water at a medium boil. Not a simmer, but not a rolling boil, either.

After 13 minutes, remove your pot from the heat and take your baggies out of the water. Open the up and the omlette (aka - Egg Log) will slide right out.

Pretty neat, huh?

My son LOVES doing this. And for those of you who love to camp, this makes an amazing camp breakfast. Easy. No dishes. And everyone gets what they want.



  1. This is a great idea! I would have NEVER thought about doing it this way. This will be attempted this weekend. Thanks! :)

  2. Wow! That's the coolest idea I've ever seen!