I'm always intrigued by random sounding cooking methods, and the weirder, the more likely I am to give it a shot. So we eat some odd things in our house from time to time! But often they work out well too - just like my Egg-sperimentation this morning!
I had seen the idea of making omelette in plastic ziploc bags a few times, and was intrigued, so decided this was a good excuse to give it a go. The premise is simple - you put all your omelette ingredients into a ziploc bag and then simmer it in a pan of boiling water until it is cooked. I vaguely remember reading some cautionary tales of melting plastic bags, so I went for the thickest bag I could find, and kept the heat low - it worked a dream!
Ziploc Omlette (Serves 1)
- 2 medium eggs
- 1 baby sweet pepper
- 2 cooked small meatballs
- 1 medium ziploc bag
Chop the pepper and meatballs into small pieces and put them in the ziploc bag. You can chop them on the serving plate to cut down on washing, since neither need to be cooked to be safe.
Crack the eggs into the bag.
Squeeze out any extra air.
yesterday's cider bread toasted. It worked really well. Minimal mess, since the ziploc goes in the bin. That felt a bit wasteful, however I'm consoling myself that it was already on it's second use, having previously been used to hold scones.
This recipe is infinitely customisable to whatever ingredients you like or have to hand. It would also be a quick and easy way to make omelettes with different fillings for different people at once, all ready at the same time, no cross contamination and minimal mess. I've got a feeling it would work on a camping stove too, making a protein packed breakfast without the usual 'burned on egg' issues. Believe me, trying to clean burned on scrambled egg off a stove pan in a stream is not fun!