Introduction: Freezer Bag Omelettes

This video shows you in about a minute (and without talking) how to make a simple fun breakfast for a whole crew. Boom.

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adome (author)2008-10-10

the plastics bag is an excellent container. What I am going to do now is make it and then freeze the bag. Thawing one out the night before in the fridge. Once I wake up I can put it in the pan and by the time I'm ready to eat, BAM! an Omelet!.

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Grey_Wolfe (author)adome2008-10-20

I'd suggest just making the bag the night before and then putting it in the fridge. It's not usually a good idea to freeze raw eggs.

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jpharrington (author)Grey_Wolfe2017-05-11

Why? Any sources to use to validate this?

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cdltpx (author)2014-05-06

This is a great idea IF you do this. Crack all your eggs same time then mix add all your ingredients and keep in pitcher in the fridge. Pour the mixture into the bag and place in your electric kettle (Packed in ice room temp will melt the ice overnight) on a timer like your coffee it will begin to cook same time each day by morning the ice should have melted. Insulate your electric kettle I insulated mine with foil bubble wrap and duct tape it maintains its heat very well boils 1.7 liters of water in just 6 minutes what you do is clamp the top of the bag to the top of the kettle to keep the bag off the heating element. Just a matter of buying enough bags and supplies to make your food at the beginning of your week trick is buying the smaller bags makes it more affordable. Use tortilla or slice bread and mayo I like egg sandwich with mayo/mustard.

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cdltpx (author)cdltpx2014-05-06

GREAT IDEA IF YOU WANT TO SAVE SPACE IN YOUR FRIDGE. A pitcher takes a lot less space than cartons of eggs? If you cut all your supplies blend them in advance you can save even more space. Best thing is you use ONE day to prep a weeks worth of meals. IF we used one day to cook like that we cook larger meals getting affordable pricing on the food and the week is spend eating the leftovers. Pot of spaghetti should last a week stored in bags saves space, To do all this you need ice to remove the heat I recommend going to the $1.50 ice machine getting 20 lbs of ice that should do it. Cool a meat loaf, cook a gumbo, maybe some pork chops, that should last the week for lunches and supper. Do the eggs in a pitcher and you would be shocked how much time and money you save each week. Buy cook same day no game just business.

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davijordan (author)2011-03-26

cool!

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FLGuru (author)2011-03-02

Did these this morning... came out AWESOME!!

the 2 egg versions were done in about 12-13 mins.. the 3 egg version took a few minutes longer..

and as an added bonus.. they fit PERFECTLY inside a tortilla shell for hand-held breakfast omelettes

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DconBlueZ (author)2008-10-09

There ARE plastic bags available that are made for cooking:
http://www.glad.com/simplycooking/steaming.php

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vincent7520 (author)DconBlueZ2011-01-19

thank you for this much needed information !
i'll try to get them ! … 

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vincent7520 (author)2011-01-19

very clever … 
and the freezing bag may be useful to cook other dishes as well.
think of the small meals you can cook with a freezing bag and an electric kettle.
this could be of a great help when you visit frequently someone you cherish at the hospital : a way to tell him / her that home is still close.

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ren7624 (author)2009-01-18

I was scared of the chocolate omlette, it wud be radioactive or something =.

I did it and it blew up!

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weedmonsta (author)2008-12-02

not a bad idea.... but i can make an omelette in a pan in 4 mins

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tubbychick3n (author)2008-09-18

is the plastic still food grade after you boil it?

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Grey_Wolfe (author)tubbychick3n2008-10-20

Most plastics do not break down under 300 degrees. Unless the bag actually melts from touching the bottom of the pan, it should be fine. Though, I wouldn't reuse it too many times, myself, as the repeated extreme temperature change will weaken the bag considerably.

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tubbychick3n (author)Grey_Wolfe2008-10-21

good to know.

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Grey_Wolfe (author)2008-10-20

Depends on whose flesh it's eating . . .

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Grey_Wolfe (author)2008-10-20

That's what I said. lol

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cainunable (author)2008-09-17

Don't try this. While it seems like it is a fun and simple idea, (definitely peaked my interest) upon further research it appears that it might be dangerous. Ziploc and other freezer bags are not made for boiling and can quite possibly release dangerous chemicals during the boiling process.

http://camping.about.com/od/campingrecipes/a/ziplocbaggies.htm

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I agree that you shouldn't use the bags for off label use, but the information at http://camping.about.com/od/campingrecipes/a/ziplocbaggies.htm is a bit funny ;-) The SC Johnson rep never mentions a chemical risk - that's implied by the "press release". I think that Ziploc are worried about people burning themselves with melted plastic (a valid reason not to use boil them).

Have a read of http://1heckofaguy.com/2007/01/15/to-make-an-omelette-does-one-have-to-take-a-few-carcinogens/ - it's quite an entertaining look at the press release.

The Ziploc Website also addresses BPA and dioxins in its FAQ (apparently there are no carcinogens or poisons to worry about).

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I like that the article mention how eggs and cheese have fat and oils that get much hotter than water, but doesn't think about the fact that they won't get hotter than the water if the water is what is used to heat them. lol They have a reasonable point about the softening temperature of polyethylene, but what they don't seem to know is that softening point and breakdown point are not the same thing with plastics. Also softening is not the same as melting either. Good sources, flight. And you're right, it is pretty entertaining.

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Chicken2209 (author)cainunable2008-09-17

I eat these all the time on campouts and nothings wrong with me. with me. with me. blows up well there have been studies saying that McDonnalds has lighter fluid in their chicken nuggets, i don't kno how much, just don't go to town on thier chicken unless you lived a life without regret

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paappraiser (author)Chicken22092008-09-18

Come on over and eat my wife's mashed potato. That is a basket full of regret.

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Chicken2209 (author)paappraiser2008-09-18

pfft, I'm telling!

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Beutel (author)cainunable2008-09-17

All dependant on the bags (and their quality / purpose). My freezer bags are specifically made so you can throw them into boiling water, straight from the freezer. But I guess for something like this it would be cheaper to get bags for that specific purpose (if you plan on doing it more often)

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wupme (author)cainunable2008-09-17

I second that, those bags are not made to be heated. But here are bags created for that purpose, like roasting bags (i think thats the english word for it).

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rahubrig (author)2008-09-18

First-twj,Gigs of thanks for the up! Second-Thanks for the research on the plastic ,although i am a bit concerned about the baby bottle or water bottles that most of us has sucked or drank out of a bizillion times,hmm,maybe that's why i get that uncanny feeling when i see food,to be a plastic fork or cup etc......never mind. Third-Being cautious about what or how we prepare food is important.Now if i was a bet'n man i would say most of us has eat'n dirt or a worm etc. when we was kid,or ate or drank something up until now without analyzing (but we probably should have) and we are still here to talk about it! yahoooo! So i say throw caution to the wind ! Enjoy life! not worry when your mom or grandma or brother or friends barbeque,fast food or expensive restaurant,or even yourself might have touched the food with a little bare skin or not wearing a hair.Now those chocolate chips in an omelet i might have to try.What? we eat chocolate eggs at easter don't we?LOL-Peace.

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Grey_Wolfe (author)rahubrig2008-10-20

Don't think chocolate eggs and chocolate in eggs is quite the same. lol. But then, there's eggs in most chocolate desserts (cakes, brownies, etc.), so it probably wouldn't be all that bad. Maybe you should skip the cheese, onions and tomatoes if you try it though. hehe

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flightsofideas (author)rahubrig2008-09-18

Ha ha - good points * looks at plastic coffee cup lid *

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Grey_Wolfe (author)2008-10-20

Ahhhh, the joys of Staph. lol

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Grey_Wolfe (author)2008-10-20

There is no law against touching food with your hands when you're making it for yourself and in a private setting. Maybe you should watch the video again. The FDA code specifies "Food Employees". They all ate their own omelets.

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compacho (author)2008-10-20

I've made this before and its very fun and tastey. One suggestion though is to squeeze most of the air out of the bag before you zip it.

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crazy_48618 (author)2008-10-07

i worked in a restraunt....hair net or hat is req......but gloves are only req. if the food is to be eaten raw...that was cooked.......great idea for breakfast......yummy!

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Umeko (author)2008-09-22

Regardless of 'Heath and Safety' stuff (which there is too much of these days... no fun allowed!) I think its a great idea! saves time cooking more than one at a time so they are all ready at once and its quick... I dont see the danger (unless you scald yourself... but then you'd have to be realy stupid)

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sameotoko (author)2008-09-19

do you also walk around in christmas telling kids santa claus doesn't exist and citing articles about it?

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thematthatter (author)sameotoko2008-09-20

I once saw some cub scouts selling homemade baked goods and told them to pack up and leave because they didn't have a sign up warning customers to eat at their own risk because their stuff was made at home instead of a commercial establishment. Come on now, stop the madness. Of course it would be better for them if they used a spoon or something to serve out the omelet fixings. But Im not Oprah Winfrey, I dont go to peoples houses kicking in doors and telling them how to live their lives. The comment was more for the people who warn against cooking with a Ziplock bags, Teflon, or what ever. And no, i did not really tell a bunch of cub scouts to put up a sign. (i seriously thought about it though)

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sirant (author)2008-09-19

Oh you pessimists...... Want to "preserve your precious bodies from all the "harmful" things out there? Stop going out in the sun! Stop going out in the pollution! Stop eating fast food! Stop eating canned, bottled, boxed, processed food! Pretty much stop doing EVERYTHING we are accustomed to..... As far as Freezer bag omelette's, HELL of an idea, looks cool to me! Well done folks!

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drmeths (author)2008-09-19

I don't think that getting your own hair in your mouth is a grave danger to one's health.

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Nabil (author)2008-09-18

by "this place"... u mean... the guys house?

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brianfss (author)2008-09-18

So you're saying when you cook at home, you wear a hair net and plastic gloves? Get real The kitchen looked clean, the bowls looked clean, the water looked clean. We need to stop being so worried about a germ or two ending up in our food. The human gut is crawling with bacteria. If we constantly create a sterile environment for our children, they don't ever get acclimated to the bad nasties that are floating around out there. Eat a little dirt once in a while--it won't hurt.

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paappraiser (author)2008-09-18

Nice!

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Kaiven (author)2008-09-18

Chocolate? Lol, great video! Seems very esy and tasy :D

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technodude92 (author)2008-09-18

this is something you do at home, with friends and/or family. It's not an eating establishment and as such doesn't come under the same FDA regulations as an IHOP or Denny's

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jc817 (author)2008-09-17

The little kid was Earle Moore wasn't he? And by the way, that looks DELICIOUS. Pthalates etc, I'm tougher than terminal disease anyway.

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ravebot (author)2008-09-17

yum

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Amusement (author)2008-09-17

Ziplock says "ZIPLOC® brand Bags cannot be used to boil food." That's enough for me.to say bad idea.

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=SMART= (author)2008-09-17

lol the little black kid put chocolate drops in

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