Easy Omelets

This recipe is a way to make individual omelets and you can cook several omelets at once instead of making them one at a time. This recipe is ideal for kids that don't like certain ingredients or if you are having peope over for brunch you can set up an "omelet bar" and serve your guests 'made to order' omelets. This recipe is simple and virtually fool proof (if you can boil water you can make this omelet)

Step 1: What You Will Need:

Large pot, tongs, cutting board, knife, ziploc bags (don't skimp on the bags for this recipe), bowls (one for each ingredient), whisk. Frying pan & spatula (if you have to precook bacon, sausage etc...)
Here is where you can make each omelet to order.
For my omelets I used: Red bell pepper, green bell pepper, onion, sausage (cooked), cheese, and chives
(you are free to use whatever ingredients you choose such as: bacon, ham, mushrooms, potatoes etc... )
TIP: Whenever using sausage, bacon, or ham make sure that the meats are fully cooked

TIP: If you want cheese, it's best to wait until after your omelet is cooked and top it with cheese. I was told that they don't cook as well if cheese is mixed in but I've never actually tried it so I don't know for sure.

Step 2: Let's Get Started

* Fill your pot up with water and set it on the stove to boil
*Prepare your ingredients: dice your onions, peppers, ham, crumble bacon, grate cheese etc. and put each ingredient in it's own bowl
*Crack open your eggs into a bowl (I typically use 2-3 eggs per omelet) add a little bit of milk or water, salt & pepper (if you desire) then scramble your eggs with a whisk.

Step 3: Putting It All Together

*Open up your ziploc bag and I find it easier to set it in a cup or bowl just so the bag stands open and upright.
*Have each person add whatever ingredients that they want in their omelet into their ziploc bag.
*Pour your scrambled egg mixture in the bag on top of your ingredients.
*Pull the ziploc bag out of the cup/bowl and before you seal it make sure to get as much of the air out of the bag as you can.
*Seal your bag
TIP : I rest my ziploc bag against the edge of the counter just above the level of the ingredients then I put the top of the bag down on the counter and run my hand across it towards the top of the bag to remove any excess air then seal the bag tight. (see photo)

Step 4: Time to Cook

*If you have larger ziploc bags (like the ones I used) Try to roll your bag up.
*Once you have your omelets zipped up in your bags and your water is at a rolling boil drop your bags into the boiling water.
*For a 2 egg omelet allow it to boil for 15 min. and for a 3 egg omelet allow it to boil for 17 min.
*Once your omelets are done remove the bags from your boiling water with tongs. (I usually remove them and set them into an empty bowl).
*Unzip your bags and your omelet should slide out of the bag onto the plate easily.
*Garnish with cheese and chives (If desired) and serve. ENJOY!



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    7 years ago on Step 3

    Have made this many many times. It is great for a brunch with a lot of people. You have time to visit and what a conversation you have with someone who has never done this before. Start with 10 people and work up to more--have done this for about 35. Everyone can bring something and before you know it you have brunch that lasts about 2 hours. Great for outdoors and camp outs.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    This is brilliant! No more stress from all that pesky flipping and turning.


    7 years ago on Step 4

    Yum... this is a good idea for omelettes when camping. I'll hav to try it with my boys when we go camping. Good instructable. A++++