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Recipe: Omelet in a bag

Posted May 19, 2011

So many kids don't eat breakfast. So have them help you in the kitchen and fuel their bodies with energy to make it a fantastic day!


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 slices ham, chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 cup shredded low fat cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green bell pepper (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh tomato (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon chunky salsa (optional)
  • 2 fresh mushrooms, sliced (optional)

1. Crack the eggs into a large resealable freezer bag. Press out most of the air and seal. Shake or squeeze to beat the eggs. Open the bag, and add the ham, cheese, onion, green pepper, tomato, salsa, and mushrooms. Squeeze out as much of the air as you can, and seal the bag.

2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Place up to eight bags at a time into the boiling water. Cook for exactly 13 minutes. Open the bag, and let the omelet roll out onto a plate. The omelet should roll out easily.

Susan Caldwell is the mom of two and the owner of Lil' Chef in north Raleigh. Go to Lil' Chef's website to learn more about the classes, programs and parties it offers for tots to teens. And find her here twice a month on Go Ask Mom.


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  • susan29 May 20, 2011

    Be sure to use Ziploc brand... They state on their website that they are BPA free.

  • nevaeh72 May 20, 2011

    I've heard of this recipe before but you might be taking a chance when boiling breakfast in a plastic bag that you may release some kind of chemical into the food. I'll stick to cooking my omelets in a skillet :)

  • packfan27 May 20, 2011

    It works but, personally think omelets are faster in a pan. Unless you use a BIG pot, there is a good chance you'll melt a hole in the bag. As one can imagine a water logged egg scramble isn't quite appetizing.

  • Dragons_lady May 20, 2011

    we used to make pudding like that at GS camp. We also used this egg recipe..but I don't like using plastic if I can help it!

  • Bklyn2Raleigh May 20, 2011

    They showed us this at a scout meeting. I guess it is a uniques way of making omlets, but personally I do not see how waiting 13 minutes for something that would take 5 in a pan makes any sense. I can cook at least to omplets in a pan in the same time I cook onw in a boil bag. Also, like ellismom said, it leeches BPA's...who wants that...YUK!

  • elliesmom May 20, 2011

    We used to make this with our scouts on camping trips, but stopped when we learned that heating a plastic bag leeches BPA and other chemicals into the food. BPA is a synthetic estrogen and is not good for children.