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Favorite Recipes: ZIPLOC OMELETS

Recipe Author

Name: Connie K. (NightOwl731)
Total Recipes: 142




Dish: Breakfast
Dish Type: Eggs
Difficulty: 1 / 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes



Have you ever heard of this? (This works great! Good for when all your
family is together and no one has to wait for their special omelet)

Have guests 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, mushrooms, tomato, hash browns, salsa, etc.

Each guest adds prepared ingredients of choice to their bag and shakes

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 a great conversation piece


These are delicious, fast and so easy.

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Sherry (royaltech) - ,
11/14/2007 4:21 AM ET
There is an article on this here posting a press release from the University of Illinois on this type of recipe. Here is one quote from the press release: "There is still question about the cancer causing breakdown of plastics and their contact with food during cooking." The article also states: "ZIPLOCŪ brand Bags are made from polyethylene plastic with a softening point of approximately 195 degrees Fahrenheit. By pouring near boiling water (water begins to boil at 212 degrees) into the bag, or putting the bag into the water, the plastic could begin to melt. Might I add that eggs and cheese have fat which gets much hotter than water thus the likelihood of melting the plastic increases." Sounds reasonable, to me, to assume that this is not a safe recipe.
11/1/2007 12:01 AM ET
What an EXCELLENT idea! I've never heard of this. I can't get my omelets to come out perfect 99.9% of the time...this is a GREAT alternative...I will try it this weekend.
Mary B. (TangoBrat)
10/8/2007 4:59 PM ET
I've heard it's unsafe to cook food at boiling temperatures in plastic...doesn't it release toxins?
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