Friday, May 26, 2006

Ziploc Omelet Tested

Okay, I admit, I felt guilty about posting something I hadn't tried-so I tried it. I used two extra-large eggs and, in keeping with the low clean up thing, cracked them into the ziploc, sealed it and shook (I wanted to scramble in a separate bowl)-Picture 1. I then rooted around the fridge and found hardly anything to add, so I tossed in some cheese and a tablespoon of salsa, shook it up and sealed the bag-Picture 2. While I was doing this, the pot was on the stove coming it its rolling boil.

I dropped above bag in-Picture 3, set timer for 13 minutes and proceeded to sweep out my bathroom, dining room and kitchen.

Timer went off, grabbed bag with tongs and learned a lesson-use a big pot even for one bag. Bag melted a bit on the pot-Picture 4. Cut open bag and learned second lesson-needs the big pot to cook properly-some was uncooked and I should have noticed it before I opened the bag, but I thought it was melted cheese-Picture 5

In any event, tried a teensy taste of the cooked part and believe it or not, it was good-light and fluffy.

I will try this again Sunday, but use the bigger pot and perhaps go for 15 minutes boil time.














9 comments:

Andrea said...

Looks good Deneen! Had a similar one for lunch..plus mushrooms and onions. I did use a big pot...so no melting of plastic. I found the cooking time fine...might have gone another 30 seconds longer at most.But mine was completely cooked through. Makes a huge omelette tho! and very tastey!!

Priscilla said...

Sounds like a good camping meal.

Sara said...

I'm totally trying this!

Amy O'Neill Houck said...

A fascinating experiment--but for some reason, it doesn't seem easier to me than an average omlette--and you have the added risk of eating melted plastic ;-)

Sharon said...

Plastic will not melt if you use freezer bags. I did, even in a small pan, no melting.

Singular Stitches said...

That's so cool!

Jewels said...

Interesting..

jaclim said...

hmmmm.....might have to try this!

Faith said...

We tried this a year or so ago and the kids had a blast with it! They had fun picking their own mix ins and I had fun not listening to them whine about "do I have to eat the ______". I'll have to do it with them again.

Oh, and I saw a familiar item in that next to last picture - I'm glad it's getting used!

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