Camping Made Easy: Boil-In-Bag Omelet

Camping Made Easy: Boil-In-Bag Omelet created by diner524

This is the way we have been making omelets for years when we go up north to our little cabin (with no electricity). (Please read step #6 for some options). This is so versatile that everyone can get breakfast their own way. Use whatever your hearts desire in each omelet. I usually set up an "Omelet Bar" (diced, ground or shredded, multiple choice items), and everyone grabs what ever they want. We mark each bag going into the pot with the initials of each person. So much fun. This works great over a campfire (if you have a way to put a pan over it to boil), or you can use your stove-top. My ingredient list is only approx. I never really measure, we just grab and mix. Have fun with this. Our grand-kids love this. (To all the "worry warts" out there about boiling food in plastic, please do not post a review unless you've actually made these). Everyone else, enjoy.

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ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon water (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons cheese (shredded, your choice)
  • 1 tablespoon onion (chopped, raw or sauteed)
  • 1 tablespoon bell pepper (chopped, raw or sauteed)
  • 14 cup meat (precooked & diced, chopped or ground, your choice.)

directions

  • Boil a large stock pot of water.
  • Mix the eggs & the 1 teaspoon of water in a quart size Zip Lock heavy duty (freezer type) baggie (to scramble) and smoosh it quite a bit.
  • Add in the desired choice & amount of cheese, pre-cooked meat & veggies to the baggie. Seal (zip) the top (removing as much air as possible) and mix everything by squishing the bag. Be sure to season to your liking (salt, pepper, oregano, chili flakes etc. ) before sealing the baggie.
  • Place each baggie (zipper side up) into the boiling water, and keep an eye on them. Reposition the baggies if they sit too long against the side of the pot. They usually cook in about 10 minutes to be done, but depending on how many you are cooking and the size of the pot, it may take a little longer or shorter. Just watch them is all you need to do.
  • Enjoy this fun & fantastic omelet.
  • Some suggestions: Make them spanish with salsa, cilantro and pre-cooked chorizo. Make them Italian with mozzarella, tomato and pepperoni. Chicken cordon Bleu with pre-cooked chicken, swiss and ham. The possibilities are endless!
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"This is the way we have been making omelets for years when we go up north to our little cabin (with no electricity). (Please read step #6 for some options). This is so versatile that everyone can get breakfast their own way. Use whatever your hearts desire in each omelet. I usually set up an "Omelet Bar" (diced, ground or shredded, multiple choice items), and everyone grabs what ever they want. We mark each bag going into the pot with the initials of each person. So much fun. This works great over a campfire (if you have a way to put a pan over it to boil), or you can use your stove-top. My ingredient list is only approx. I never really measure, we just grab and mix. Have fun with this. Our grand-kids love this. (To all the "worry warts" out there about boiling food in plastic, please do not post a review unless you've actually made these). Everyone else, enjoy."

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  1. Zac T.
    This isn't a joke right? Nobody is really making an omelette in a bag and boiling it. It. Says on the Ziplock bag box do not microwave. Heating it up to 212 degrees is the same as microwaving it. It's not going to melt the bag but chemicals from the bag will leech into the food inside it.
  2. jmmccallum
    have been making this recipe for months in australia with no problems,,,using Glad bag snap lock bags. As these no available in UK ordered box of ziplock touch freezer bag and the top immediately melted. Use stainless steel pot in both countries, however in australia use electric cooker while in UK use gas. any suggestions.
  3. cattitudez
    These are SOOO easy to make, they are all done at the same time and everyone gets exactly what they want... they are wonderful!! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!!
  4. Ceezie
    Great fun dinner tonight. The kids loved it because they could choose what went in their omelet and we loved it because we could too. The kids had ham and cheese. The adults had onion, roasted red pepper and chicken with cheese as well. Thanks
  5. nochlo
    PRMR! Terrific, we loved it. I can't believe how easy it was too. Perfect for in the bind moments! Thanks
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