Works great! I need to remember to use this when we have company. I'm a little leary about boiling plastic for 15 minutes though. I know it doesn't melt, but the latest "chemicals leaching out of plastic and into foods when heated" scare makes me a little hesitant to do this again. I can't find anything conclusive on this.
We have made this recipe for years. First time was on a Good Sam campout. The only difference we make is we add cooked; bacon, sausage or any other cooked meat to the eggs.
This makes great omlettes. We make these while camping. It's great because it makes no mess and there are NO DISHES! We usually add cooked sausage, ham or bacon along with mushrooms, jalapenos and various other fixin's! When we have more than one in the pot, we clip all the bags together with a clothes pin so keep the bags from touching the side of the pot and melting a hole into the bag. We have even used this method to heat up individual servings of lasagna or enchiladas while camping as well! It's a great versatile recipe!
Just make sure to squeeze as much air out of the baggie as possible before cooking (will go a long way to prevent leaks and/or eruptions), and no more than four at a time in the pot (to maintain temperature).
Polyphenols are naturally occurring anti-oxidants typically found in all plants and are generally regarded as extremely healthful and thought to decrease the risk of many cancers. There are virtually NO polyphenols present in polyethylene bags.
According to Johnson which owns Ziplock they do not recommend it. Ziplock bags are safe to about 198 degrees and water boils at 212 so that means the molecules in the plastic are breaking down and entering the food you are eating. Even if you did not see the plastic melt yourself. But if you do not mind a little cancer exposure with your breakfast go for it.
Made this when we had lots of company staying overnight. Set up the ingrediants and differant mixings in a brunch style and everyone mixed their own. The kids specially loved it and clean up was a breeze.
Be careful about the ziplock bags since they're not really meant to boil and may cause toxins. See: http://camping.about.com/od/campingrecipes/a/ziplocbaggies.htm
This is such a great recipe! Everyone in my family likes different fixin's in there omelet, so this is really great! Also we can throw all the bags in a big pot of water and we eat at the same time!
great recipe, my dad has this every morning, although he likes his with 1 tbsp of milk thanks for posting Miss Pixie x x x :)