I will be honest with you. Normally, when it comes to an omelet, I DO NOT have the patience to carefully cook it and create a perfect omelet. In the past, my omelettes look more like scrambled eggs with “add ins” than an omelet. But it’s not a problem because I fully admit it and own it. There is a little trick I learned that makes creating the perfect omelet easy peasy. It’s as simple as cooking my omelet in a bag!
Simple Omelet in a Bag
Making an omelet in a silicone bag, takes the frustration out of cooking one. You throw everything into the bag, seal, and boil. That’s it! After 8-10 minutes, you toss the omelet out of the bag onto a plate and VOILA!! perfect omelet every time!
This recipe is great at home but also when camping. You can prep all the ingredients before hand and then let everyone assemble their own omelet in a bag. It’s so easy, even the kids can help assemble and then hand off to the adult for cooking.
Don’t Use Plastic Bags
Many of you may have seen other omelet in a bag recipes in cookbooks or online using plastic freezer or storage bags. For the longest time, I made this omelet in a bag in a plastic freezer bag too. Manufacturers of plastic storage/freezer bags, like Ziploc, do NOT recommend using their bags to boil food. Plastic bags are made from polyethylene plastic. I thought they weren’t recommended because they had a tendency to melt when exposed to boiling water.
It wasn’t until I attended a lecture at ShiftCon, a green blogging conference, that I stopped to consider other reasons for not using plastics for cooking. The speaker, Dr. Laura Vandenberg, PhD, discussed her work on endocrine disruptors. I was shocked to learn how chemicals leach into our foods and personal care products. When plastics are heated, the rate of chemical leaching is much higher.
There is an article at LiveStrong.com titled “What Are The Dangers of Boiling Food in Plastic Bags?”. It’s a short article and worth the read if you are concerned about the safety of food storage/wrap products. You can also google this is you want more information.
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Cook in a Silicone Bag Instead
Instead of cooking or boiling with plastic, use a food-safe silicone product. This summer, I was introduced to Stasher Bags via Leah Segedie from Mamavation. She shared an image of their food grade silicone bags and talked about how great they were. It had been ages since I made an omelet in a bag while camping, so I reached out the Stasher Bags myself and talked with them about their product. I bought one of their bags and they later sent me a few more to try out.
Stasher bags are 100% pure platinum silicone. They comply with FDA and European food-grade standards. They aren’t made with any chemicals, fillers, petroleum, byproducts, etc. that could leach out into my food. So they are a product I feel confident in using. Now I can enjoy my omelet in a bag again at home or while camping in the woods.
Omelet in A Bag
2 minPrep Time
10 minCook Time
12 minTotal Time
- 3 Eggs
- 3 Tablespoons of “Add-ins” ( I used chopped bell pepper, onion, & mushrooms)
- Salt and pepper
- Silicone Storage Bag
- Optional: Shredded cheese and salsa
- Fill a medium sized pot 1/2 way with water and bring to a rolling boil.
- Crack eggs into silicone bag.
- Add “add-in” ingredients to the bag.
- Remove as much air as possible from bag and seal.
- Mix up the ingredients inside the bag.
- Place silicone bag, seam side up, into boiling water.
- Cook omelette inside the bag for 4-5 minutes.
- Flip the bag over and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes.
- Remove from water.
- Open bag and remove omelette onto a plate.
- Top with shredded cheese or salsa if desired.
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