Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Zipper Bag Omelets

This is a reprint from years ago.

The kids requested it, so we made them again last night and remembered how much fun it is! 
We think it's a wonderful holiday idea for family gatherings...morning, noon or night:)
Ø  Set out a variety of ingredients such as: cheeses, ham, onion, green pepper, tomato, potatoes, spinach, salsa, etc. (You can even use frozen onions, peppers, hash browns, and mushrooms)
Ø  Put a large pot of water on to boil.
Ø  Crack 2 eggs (large or extra-large) into each freezer-zipper bag.  Zip & shake to scramble.
Ø  Each person adds prepared ingredients of choice to their bag and shake. Make sure to get the air out of the bag and zip it up.
Ø  Place all 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 waterJ
Ø  Open the bags and the omelet will roll out easily. Be prepared to be thrilled & amazed.

I posted this recipe a couple years ago after receiving it in a world-wide email. ZipLock will not endorse this recipe, but Glad has no problemo. We've done it several times and the bags never melt or break. I guess there could be some kind of weird chemical breakdown of the plastics at boiling temperature...but the same myth concerning microwaves and plastics has circulated as well. We don't have a microwave, so I suppose if plastics are harmful at high heats, our statistics are still pretty good...even WITH the occasional omelet.

PLEASE write me if you think I'm putting my family in danger. This is NOT my goal:)  Someone call Christina!