Old Widow Walker's Ziploc Omelettes

Total Time
33mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
13 mins

Mrs. Walker was my Sunday school teacher and we used to do this in the church kitchen, occasionally. This is my first memory of cooking that I cherish to this day. She keeps her age a closely guarded secret but is rumoured to be 115+ years old and perhaps, immortal. She has out lived three husbands and four children. She is still sharp as the Bowie knife she carries in her purse. I don't know why she carries a Bowie knife in her purse- but she always has. I asked her about it years ago and she said, "You would be surprised how often it comes in handy, Honey." I suppose it does, Mrs. Walker. God bless you. BTW- she is thrilled that I want to pass this on to another generation of schoolchildren. She was surprised that I remembered doing this with her over 35 years ago and was touched. When asked how to do it- she rattled off the instructions faster than I could write! I've eaten this bag-n-boil recipe for 40+ years with no toxicity what-so-ever, obviously. If it was toxic... I would be in too poor of health to type. Google the topic for yourself and make your own judgment. The danger is greatly exaggerated.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Have children write their name on a quart-size ziploc freezer bag with permanent marker.
  2. Crack 2 eggs (large or extra-large) into the bag (not more than 2) shake to combine them.
  3. Put out a variety of ingredients such as: cheeses, ham, bacon, onion, green pepper, tomato, hash browns, etc.
  4. Each child adds prepared ingredients of choice to their bag and shake. Make sure to get the air out of the bag and zip it up.
  5. Place the bags into rolling, boiling water for exactly 13 minutes. You can usually cook 6-8 omelettes in a large pot. For more, make another pot of boiling water.
  6. Open the bags and the omelette will roll out easily.
  7. Be prepared for children to squeal with delight at their first meal they have cooked. A lifetime memory has just been served.
  8. Note: I had to fill in SOMETHING regarding cooking time, serving sizes, and amounts. This of course, depends on your situation and how carnivorous the kiddies are. I've tried to guestimate for five servings.