Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Boil in Bag Omelets

I saw this recipe on ESPN during a pregame show for one of the 400 stupid college football games I have to watch every weekend because my roommates are all super fans. You know the type. Screaming at the TV and rooting for anywhere between 5 and 25 different colleges, 99% of which they did not attend and have no affiliation with.

The pregame show presented various different ways to make breakfast during a early morning tailgate party. The recipe itself was for boil in bag omelets. I was intrigued by an alternative method for making omelets, mainly because I am God awful at making them for some reason. They always end up becoming “scrambles”, which is breakfast talk for “failure”.

Luckily I had all the ingredients necessary to make a quality omelet. I combined two eggs, mushrooms, peppers, onions, and bacon in a medium sized Ziploc bag. Drop the bag in a large pot of boiling water. Leave the bag in the water a little longer than you think you should. I removed mine prematurely and soon realized that the innards of my omelet were not cooked. I threw it into a new bag and put it back in the water for a few minutes and ta-dah! A perfectly shaped omelet!

While the omelet was shaped like a burrito and looked delicious, it lacked that taste you get from frying it up in a pan. It also took longer to boil an omelet than it would to cook one the traditional way. It was also a little watery. If you’re not the best omelet maker though, it may be worth the little extra time to insure it makes it to your plate in one piece.

7 comments:

Mo Diva said...

I usually just toss all my omlette ingredients into the pan with the eggs and then put the pan in the oven for 15 mins. Kind of falls under a frittatta but its served in one piece. ::shrug:: or Im just too lazy to flip an egg.

Anonymous said...

That's how my dad makes omelettes. (This isn't some weird variation of the "your mom" joke.. he really does. And he thought he was so clever when he figured it out to do it that way...)

healthy ashley said...

That's so interesting that you can make an omelet with boiling water and ziploc! I can never make omelets in a pan (the flipping part gets me!), so maybe I will try this!

Anonymous said...

Not healthy to boil your food in a plastic bag, the toxins from the plastic will leech into your food.
Use the the old school pan method and live long with less likelihood of cancer :)

healthydelicious said...

I wonder if you could take the boiled one and throw it in a hot pan to bown it up a little... once its set it should keep its shape fairly easily, right? damn... now I want eggs.

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Diddles said...

HAVE NONE OF YOU HEARD ABOUT CARCINOGENS AND CANCERS CAUSED FROM HEATED PLASTCIS??? YOU GUYS ARE CRAZY!!!! Google it first for goodness sake and stop using plastics in the microwave too!!