Omelette in a Bag Recipe
What?! Did you just say "Omelette in a Bag"?
Yes. Yes, I did.
They're fun, delicious, and easier than you'd think!
Evergreen member, Kathleen from Dallas learned about this handy breakfast trick while staying at another Evergreener's house.
The great thing about this recipe is that since each omelette stays separate, each person can put whatever fillings in his/her eggs. So if you like sausage and bacon in yours, but your millennial daughter is a vegetarian, and wants just spinach and bell peppers in hers, that's fine. Your meaty omelette won't mess with her veggie one. Isn't that great?
Things to love about this breakfast:
Easy clean up: Only one pot to wash. Throw away the bags when you're done. Need I say more?
Great while you're hosting company because everyone participates so you're not slaving away in the kitchen missing out on the conversation in the other room.
And again, nobody has to agree on what goes in the omelette. Everyone can have what they want. Harmony at breakfast time is a beautiful thing.
Get a pot. A big pot would probably hold 5 omelette bags.
Fill it half way with water and bring it to a rolling boil. It's got to be really boiling, y'all.
Set out your ingredients: whatever you like. However, if it's meat, make sure it's thoroughly cooked already.
Get Quart-sized Freezer bags. (Regular sandwich bags will melt because they're not substantial enough. Nobody likes plastic in their eggs, so use freezer bags!)
Write each person's name on the freezer bag with a Sharpie marker. Like so...
Everyone can stand around the kitchen island and put their own stuff in their own bags. Isn't this brilliant? You get to market this as a "custom" breakfast while outsourcing the work. Nice.
You might choose to give everyone a bowl for assembling their omelette. It can be tricky to hold open a bag full of stuff while simultaneously scooping in more ingredients.
Once all the toppings/ fillings are in the bags, make sure the egg mixture fully covers them. Note: leave some extra filling to use as a garnish or topping to make it look pretty once they're done cooking.
Seal the bag.
Go back and repeat that last step. You really do not want the bags to open while in the pot... you can only imagine!
Put the bags in the boiling water. If there's 1 egg - check after 3 minutes. 2 eggs - check after 6 minutes. Encourage each person to be responsible for their timing. Again, think outsourcing.
To check and see if they're cooked, pull the bags out of the water with tongs. Using a dish towel or pot holders, hold the bag and break up the "log" of egg that's formed. Why? Becuase this will help any runny egg stuff stuck in the middle get out so it can get cooked.
Put 'em back in the boiling water for another minute or two. That should do it!
Take the bags out of the pot using tongs again.
Each person should open their bag straight onto their plate. I'm not gonna lie and say that this will be a gracefull process or that it will look super appetizing in its naked form. That's why the next step is...
Cover with cheese. Oh yeah. And then take some of those leftover toppings to use as a garnish.
Add fresh fruit and some of these fantastic bran muffins for a complete and delicious breakfast.
Ah, yes. Looks good.
Congratulations! You just made Omelettes in a bag!
It's a delightful recipe to make with your kids or family in town. And obviously would be a very fun activity to do when hosting your Evergreen guests.
*Note: The photos in this post are screenshots from our recent VTE Zoom call. Kathleen explained this recipe live to the happy Evergeeners to the right of the recipe photos.
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