Do you ever wonder how people get clever ideas and wonder why did I not ever think to do that? At the beach a friend introduced our family to an amazing revolution to feed a crowd gourmet Omelets in 15 minutes with Omelet or Eggs in a bag recipe. Have you heard of this omelet in a bag concept yet? Maybe this is just new to me. Either way my whole family found it quite clever and we will be doing this for big crowds and maybe even for Mother’s Day Brunch so I don’t have to do any cooking.
How to make eggs in a bag
Anyway, eggs in a bag is a great way to serve a crowd individualized omelets with little effort and best of all everyone gets to eat at the same time. The hard work is the prep, but our friend was kind enough to do all the prep before coming so she showed up with bags of cooked ingredients like:
- Crumbled Bacon
- Canadian Bacon
- Cheese–lots of flavors
- Cooked Mushrooms
- Crumbled Breakfast sausage
Now for the amazing instructions, you cook the eggs in Individual Quart Size zip-lock FREEZER bags. Best to add names to the bags with a sharpie first.
Place 2 eggs in each bag- and shake to combine. Be sure to close the bags for this.
Add individual ingredients and shake
Carefully press air out of bag and Zip it up tightly.
Place bag in rolling boiling water for exactly 13 minutes–Be sure bags are not hanging over the edge or they will melt.
Cook 6-8 bags in a large pot. Our pot made 7 easily.
Open bag and omelet will roll out. Isn’t this amazing.
Top with salsa, sour cream or guacamole. Your choice to get creative.
This would be a great concept for a camping trip too. Have everyone make their omelets before you leave and just pull out the eggs from your cooler in the am.
What a great way to feed a bunch of kids allowing them to add their own ingredients.
Isn’t this just so clever and our family thinks it is the coolest idea and made them two days in a row. My daughter even wondered if you could make this with egg whites which I am sure you can.
Other egg recipes you might enjoy
Omelets in a bag
- 2 extra large eggs
- Extra ingredients like: 2 tablespoons crumbled cooked bacon
- 2 tablespoons shredded Cheddar cheese
- 2 teaspoons diced onion
- 1 teaspoon diced bell pepper
- 1 teaspoon thinly sliced mushroom
- Seasonings per bag
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon ground paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 pinch salt to taste
- Put eggs, bacon, Cheddar cheese, onion, bell pepper, mushrooms, black pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and salt in a resealable sandwich bag; seal. Shake vigorously until thoroughly mixed. Squeeze out any excess air and reseal.
- Bring a pot of water to a boil. Place bag in the boiling water; cook until egg is completely cooked, about 13 minutes. Remove bag using tongs or a large strainer. Carefully open bag and roll omelet onto a plate.