Monday, April 13, 2009

Ziplock Omelets

A friend sent me this recipe and I think it's just the most fantastic idea. Loads of fun and each person can have their omelet just the way they like it. And just so you don't worry, Ziploc and Saran are both plasticizer free, which means they won't leak dioxins into your food.

This is good for when all your family is together. The best part is that no one has to wait for their special omelet! Have each person write their name on a quart-size Ziploc freezer bag with permanent marker. Crack 2 eggs (large or extra-large) into the bag (not more than 2), shake to combine them. Put out a variety of ingredients such as: cheeses, ham, onion, green pepper, tomato, hash browns, salsa, etc. Each guest adds prepared ingredients of choice to their bag and shake. Make sure to get the air out of the bag and zip it up. Place the bags into rolling, boiling water for exactly 13 minutes. You can usually cook 6-8 omelets in a large pot. For more, make another pot of boiling water. Open the bags and the omelet will roll out easily. Be prepared for everyone to be amazed. Nice to serve with fresh fruit and coffee cake; everyone gets involved in the process and it's a great conversation piece.


Bil said...

LOVE this idea! This would be great for the kids to do!! Very fun! :)



An English Shepherd said...

Looks like a very clever idea

Thanks as well :-)

Nana said...

Does this really work??? or is it mushy? Have you tried it? It sounds like it would be good.

Jennifer said...

Wow, what a cool idea!

grammy said...

How fun that looks...I will have to try it. Would work great for camping too. Simple, unique and entertaining all in one (o:

Shellmo said...

What a great idea! perfect when entertaining guests! Thanks!

All Things Frugal For You And Me said...

I've always meant to try this. Even though I HATE eggs, I'm gonna let the crew do this soon.
The pics. look great.

Thanks for blogging it-I may steal it-kidding.
sort of:)

Gemini said...

We tried making these at girls camp one year but they didn't work well. They were kinda rubbery so we ended up just frying them. So sad.