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26 April, 2012

Omelet in a Bag

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I hadn’t ever seen this done until I stayed at my girlfriend Luanne’s house over the holiday’s. Not only was this delicious, and nutritious but it was so much fun to make. All of us got our own ziplock bag and after we had put our name on it, Luanne showed us how to make our own omelet in a bag.

On the video I show you a really simple one I did for our lunch one day. You can add what ever you would normally put into an omelet. This may seem like it takes a little longer to make than one in a sauté pan but we put four omelets in at once and then went and did other things while they cooked. I loved that idea. When I went to my mom’s house later that week she said they had a group of 40 people they did them with at their clubhouse. They had this line of ingredients and everyone took their bag, added what they wanted and then handed it to the cooks. They had several pots of boiling water and then cooked them up by tables of 8. She said it was a great time and went really smoothly. So you might want to try this if you have to host a large group for breakfast. Everyone gets exactly what they want.

Anyway back to the explanation of how to do this. Start by getting a large pot on the stove to boil. While that gets going chop up all your vegetables and meats for the omelets. On the video I did ham, onions, peppers, muchrooms and cheddar cheese. Put them in different bowls in a line. Start by placing 2 or 3 eggs in your bag. I did 1 egg & 2 egg whites. Then add 1 TBSP of water. Squeeze the bag over and over until the eggs are completely mixed. Then add a handful of each of your ingredients that you want. Mix them up really good by squeezing the bag over and over with your hands. Then lay the bag flat on the counter and squeeze all the air out of it. Seal the bag and drop in the boiling water with all the bags for 13-18 minutes (depending on how you like your eggs done). When it’s cooked, simply open up the bag and slide onto a plate. Top with your favorite toppings. I like sour cream, salsa and avocado slices.

That’s all there is to it. I hope you have as much fun making these as I did. They fit really nicely into a New Year’s healthy eating plan with low fat, calories and lots of Protein:>)

 

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