Updated: I have gotten quite a few comments and questions about the toxins in plastic bags used when making omelets in a bag. These freezer bags from Glad are BPA free.
Some of you may have heard about this very novel idea of making omelets in a freezer Ziploc bag. Have you? Well, I had not seen omelets in a bag done, but after seeing it done last weekend, I am sold on the idea. Omelets in a bag are perfect for camping or if have a group to feed breakfast to at home to make individualized requests for eggs, quickly.
Who needs a dirty pan when you can just throw baggies away!! Plus no waiting your turn for the pan. You can cook a whole bunch of omelets at one time in a pan of boiling water.
Omelets in a Bag Ingredients
The ingredients for the omelettes in a bag are just like the ingredients for standard omelets. You will need these things to make the omelets:
- Bell Peppers - Any color of peper is fine green peppers, red peppers or yellow peppers
How to Make Omelet in a Ziploc Bag
Start by breaking two eggs into a FREEZER ziploc bag. Add a tablespoon or two of the ingredients of your choice using tongs or utensils just like a traditional omelet.
Then, zip the bag close and moosh it up with your hands. You know scramble it!
Make sure you have written the name of each person's omelette on the bag.
Then place the omelets in a bag in large pot of water at around 190 degrees for about 14-15 minutes. The rule of thumb is about six and a half to seven minutes per egg. So if you decide you want a three-egger, you will need to cook it for more than 20 minutes. However, you can cook as many as you can fit in a pan at a time.
Then just walk away and wait for the omelets to cook.
Grab your favorite mug for coffee and rest.
Then, when the eggs in the omelettes in a bag are set up and done cooking, Just dump them onto plates.
Your perfect mess-free omelet!
What to serve with Omelets
Looking for ideas on what to serve with these omelets? Try some of these great sides
In this recipe, you can do several substitutions to make these easier to make when you are campign
- Liquid Eggs - Buy a carton of liquid eggs and don't bother having to break eggs into each bag. Use about ½ cup of liquid eggs in place of shell eggs.
- Just Scrambled eggs - Make just bags of scrambled eggs by just making the eggs with some seasoning and shredded cheese.
Baggie Omelet Supplies
Going to be making these either on your next camping trip or even when just when you have the next slumber party with lots of kids? Here are all the supplies you need to make these super easy individual omelets.
Yes, you can make these omelet baggies up ahead of time and pull them out when you need them. This is the perfect breakfast idea for school mornings.
Listen, plastic is always the enemy. However, if you are using BPA free bags, you are eliminating that chemical. High-density polyethylene, low-density polyethylene, and polypropylene are the safest plastics to cook food in. The Ziploc bags brands and most other zippered bags are made of polyethylene.
Easy Scrambled Egg Recipes
Looking for more easy to make scrambled egg recipes? Be sure to check these egg recipes out.
No Mess Camping Omelettes in a Bag
- 1 freezer bag
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup of omelette fillings of your choice - sausage bacon, onions, mushrooms, peppers, etc
- ¼ cup of cheese
- Crack eggs into the freezer quart sized bags.
- Add fillings and cheese.
- Seal bag and shake to scramble and mix the omelette.
- Cook in gently boiling water for 14-15 minutes.