Omelets In A Bag

by Cace

A quick and easy way to make omelets

Are eggs good for me?

Yes! When eaten in moderation, eggs are a wonderful healthy source of protein, vitamins and minerals. Just one egg contains 6 grams of complete protein and all essential amino acids, as well as vitamin A, riboflavin (vitamin B2), folic acid (vitamin B9), vitamin B6, vitamin B12, choline, iron, calcium, phosphorus and potassium. Eggs are one of the only food sources that contain naturally occurring Vitamin D. Eggs are also low in calories. One large egg is only about 75 calories and contains only 5 grams of fat.

Omelets

Omelets are basically beaten eggs cooked until set and folded over. Omelets are a great way to combine the nutrient packed egg with some of your favorite veggies giving you a tasty healthy meal great for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Omelets are an easy way to use up leftovers, clean out the fridge and still provide a nutritious delicious meal. Looking for a simple and creative way to make omelets? Try cooking omelets in a bag!

Omelets cooked in a bag

This recipe is a fun way to cook omelets; it’s perfect for camping trips or at home.  A quick and easy way to feed a large group or family. It’s great for parents with picky eaters too, because the kids can all pick exactly what they want in their omelet. The kids will love helping out to make it too! It can easily be made ahead and kept in the fridge for the next day.

You will need:

Eggs – 2 per person

Your choice of fillings

*Ziploc resealable freezer bags

A large pot

Tongs

Permanent marker

 

Dice your choice of fillings into bite sized pieces and place in bowls. Label a bag with a permanent marker for each person. This step is not necessary, but makes it much easier to tell which bag belongs to which person. The omelets normally all look the same after they cook. Crack two eggs into each bag and allow each person to add their choice of fillings to their bag. Remove as much air as you can from the bag then seal it.  Shake and or squeeze the bag to break up the eggs and mix the ingredients around. Drop the bags 6 to 8 at a time into a large pot of boiling water. Cook for 10 minutes. Remove bags from water with tongs and allow it to cool for a few minutes before handling, then open the bags and the omelets should easily roll out onto your plate!  Add your favorite topping or garnish and you have a simple to make meal with very little clean up!

What to put in your omelet

Omelets are wonderfully versatile; you can make them sweeter with fruits or to mimic another favorite dish such as a pizza or Reuben omelet. Fillings can be as simple or crazy as you want them to be! Here are some ideas for fillings, from the traditional to the unusual. Mix and match them to suit your own tastes.

Meats:

 

 

Bacon

Sausage

Chicken

Pepperoni

Ham

Steak

Hamburger

Hotdogs

Cornbeef

Prosciutto

Veggies:

 

 

Asparagus

Tomatoes

Peas

Alfalfasprouts

Carrots

Onions

Zucchini

Mushrooms

Spinach

Cabbage

 

Fruits:

 

 

Strawberries

Bananas

Blueberries

Apples

Raspberries

Avacado

Peaches

Pears

MandarinOranges

Grapes 


Cheese:  

 

 

Mozzarella

Cheddar

Swiss

Cream

Blue

Feta

Ricotta

Brie

Cottage

American        

Other:

 

 

SunflowerSeeds

Cinnamon

Croutons

Crab meat

Parsley

Cayenne

Salmon

Curry

Nutmeg

Garlic Powder

Something different:

 

Leftover mashed potatoes

Dill Pickles

Leftover Pizza

Relish

Leftover Chinese food

Graham crackers

Leftover pasta/rice

Honey Nut Cheerios

What to put on your omelet

Omelets can be sauced, topped or garnished. What you choose should obviously suit the kind of omelet you are preparing.

For sweeter or fruit type omelets you could try:

Powdered Sugar

Maple Syrup

Nutella

Peanut Butter

Jam

Raisins

Apple Butter

 

For other omelets you could try:

Soy Sauce

Hot Sauce

Salsa

Sour Cream

Hollandaise Sauce

Ranch Dressing

Ketchup

Marina Sauce

French Fried Onions

Gravy

Chives

 

*On a side note:

Is it safe to heat food in plastic bags? Ziploc bags were tested and found not to contain any detectable levels of either BPA or phthalates. For more information you can read this article.

 http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/product-reviews/consumer-protection/plastic-safety-heat-food-6

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Updated: 06/23/2014, Cace
 
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Rose on 12/03/2015

What a truly novel way of cooking omelettes!

Tolovaj on 06/27/2012

I know omelets mostly in sweet versions and they are sensational! Have to try them in salted version yet...
Thanks for the list of ideas:)

katiem2 on 05/14/2012

What a great idea, and eggs are great protein for kids to eat as this helps them do better in school. Eggs or an omelet in a bag with a side of whole grain toast, now I bet that would get a kid to eat. Fun cool idea!

happynutritionist on 09/12/2011

Interesting...sounds like something you could prepare ahead too...and here I would assume that the bags would melt in the heat, but it sounds like you have tested that and it has worked.

MaxReily on 09/09/2011

What a great idea, and kids would enjoy mixing their omelets up in a bag.

ohcaroline on 09/09/2011

I've never tried that...sounds easy. I've never liked to clean pans where you cook eggs.

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