I almost wimped out on sharing a #15MinuteSuppers recipe this week because I thought that I was completely out of ideas…
And then I remembered a service activity that I attended this past month where we made omelets in a bag. As soon as I saw the process of making an omelet in a bag, I KNEW that my 2 youngest kids would go crazy over them. They are so easy to throw together and a tasty but quick way to feed a bunch of people customized eggs all at the same time. Just fit your pot of water to the size of the group you’re feeding, and you’re set.
Perhaps the best part? When you’re done, there’s no mess to clean up. Just throw the bags away!
Step-by-step instructions to Build-your-own OMELET in a bag
- Eggs (about 2 per person)
- Salt and pepper
- Omelet ingredients (ham, bacon, shredded cheese, chopped green onions, salsa, mushrooms, etc)
- Quart sized zipper freezer bags (one per person)
- Big pot of boiling water
STEP 1 – Add a few of your favorite omelet ingredients to some small bowls. Gently beat eggs in a large bowl (about 2 per person on average) with some milk (OPTIONAL – I add about 1 Tablespoon or so per egg….but I never measure).
STEP 2 – Write family member names on ziploc bags (I ran out of quart-sized bags, so I used gallon freezer bags and used twisty ties to make them “smaller”).
STEP 3 – Let each person fill their bags up with the ingredients they want in their omelet. The amount of egg doesn’t matter too much here…just take what you’ll eat. Obviously, a larger bag of eggs will take a little longer to cook than a smaller bag of eggs.
STEP 4 – Seal bags and mix ingredients together (this is the point of the process where Reese realized we’d be COOKING the eggs in the bags. Wow!).
STEP 5 – Add each bag to the pot of boiling water and boil for about 12 minutes (be sure to check the doneness of your eggs before removing from bags).
STEP 6 – Remove finished omelet from ziploc bags and enjoy! I find mine more appealing when I smash it up a bit…making it more of a scrambled egg in a bag (but I’m not going to worry too much about that!).
Ta-da! A customized omelet for everyone in the family in just a few minutes! You’ll be amazed at how tasty they are, too!
My older kids have made these omelets at camp, too – they’re a fun and different kind of meal that a big group can cook over the camp fire (as long as there’s a pot to boil water). Have you ever made omelets like this?
15 Minute Suppers
There are just a couple recipes this week, but they sound delicious! Even though you are super busy this time of year, there is no excuse for getting supper on the table when there are all these fabulous #15MinuteSuppers. Get your family to the table fast without a lot of fuss with these fabulous ideas!
Wonton Soup from Just 2 Sisters
Build-Your-Own Omelet in a Bag from Better in Bulk
Grilled Salmon Salad with Warm Blueberry Vinaigrette from Around My Family Table
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