Monday, August 27, 2012
Omelettes... in a Bag?
Last weekend my friend, Danielle, and I went to visit my parents in Milwaukee. My Mom is the typical kitchenista that comes up with new, exciting dishes every day. She suggested a fun breakfast option that is gluten free and delicious.
Omelette's in a bag!!
I will admit that the idea of cooking an omelette in a plastic bag was almost unsettling. What would it taste like? What would it look like? Would it even be fully cooked?
Mom assured me that 12 minutes in boiling water would make the perfect omelette. Of course I trust Mom to deliver a well executed breakfast dish.
She called us into the kitchen where the main components were spread across the counter in an organized fashion. It included a pot of boiling water, plastic zip bags, diced veggies, cheese and eggs. Danielle exclaimed, "It's like a science experiment!"
We loaded the bags with the pre-assembled goodies. I filled my omelette bag with green peppers, onions, tomatoes, and cheese. All were instructed to mix the omelette by slowly squeezing the bag on all sides.
This breakfast dish is simple and quick. It would be great for children and teaching how to be involved with cooking in the kitchen. Pair with fresh fruit or toast. See the instructions below.
Omelette's in a Bag
Prep time = 10 to 15 minutes
Cook time = 12 minutes
Bring water to a boil in large pot. Account enough room to add multiple bags to the water. Dice your favorite omelette veggies and set aside. Once the water comes to a boil, begin assembling the bags. Crack 2 eggs into the bag. Add salt and pepper to your liking. Begin adding other ingredients to the bag. Squeeze the bag to distribute ingredients evenly. Then squeeze the air out of each bag before sealing it completely. You will need plastic bags that zips - do NOT use a twist tie to seal it. Add the bags to the boiling water and set the timer for 12 minutes. I would recommend labeling each bag with a permanent marker to ensure that everyone receives the appropriate omelette. Remove from the water after 12 minutes and serve!
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