Friday, September 9, 2011

Easy Peasy Fall Supper {Omelet in a Bag}

My crew loves to have breakfast for supper and this summer, my mom introduced us to a fun supper that will become our new fall staple: Omelet in a Bag.  The best part?  The kids {or your guests} get to assemble it!

What you need:
  • 2 eggs per person
  • 1 gallon sized ziploc bag per person
  • your family's favorite omelet fixin's {cheese, ham, chicken, veggies, etc}
  • large stockpot, filled 3/2 with water brought to a boil.

Step One:  Set out your omelet fixin's.  Our faves are bacon, ham, onion, shredded cheese, spinach, chopped fresh tomatoes, chopped green peppers.  The black olives were for Mom. :)

Step Two:  Put names on gallon-size ziploc bags.  This is so you can tell the omelets apart after they've cooked. :) Sharpie works best.

Step Three:  Each person cracks two eggs into their ziploc bag and adds their choice of fixin's.

Step Four:  Each person zips their bag shut and mushes everything together thoroughly.  The eggs need to take on a "beaten" appearance. 

Step Five:  Open one corner of the ziploc bag and squeeze as much air out of it as possible.

Here's what they look like before being plunged into a large stock pot of boiling water!

Step Six:  Drop ziploc bags into pot of boiling water and boil for EXACTLY 13 minutes.

Step Seven:  Use tongs to remove bags from water.  Pull bag open carefully (they are super hot!) and tip omelet out onto the plate.

Embellish with salt and pepper, salsa, or anything else you desire. 

We love how simple and satisfying this is!  Most of the photos I took at my mom's when she introduced us to this fun supper/brunch idea.  We've had it twice since then and everyone leaves the table happy. :)  After all, they fixed it themselves!
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  1. How brilliant is that!!! You should link this up to a party! I love seeing how everyone's involved. Smart Mama takes Mama's advice.

  2. This fun idea is a staple for boy scouts on campouts. My kids love making these!


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