Try This! Omelet in a Bag

Try This! Omelet in a Bag

Emma Christensen
Aug 29, 2008

A friend of ours recently shared with us how she used to cook eggs back in her Girl Scout camping days. It involved a half dozen eggs, a resealable plastic bag, and a pot of water simmering over their campfire...

All you do is beat together the eggs and omelet fixings (pre-cooked), seal them in the plastic bag, and submerge the bag in the simmering water. The water gently cooks the eggs at a much slower and more consistent rate than when cooked on the stove top. When the eggs are firm, you gently slide them out of the bag onto a plate and dig in.

The result (or friend swore) was a creamy, soft, and fool-proof breakfast scramble unlike anything else.

Of course, you don't need a campfire - you can try this method right in your kitchen. Use bags made of thicker, heavy-duty plastic and be sure to keep the water at a gentle simmer to avoid cooking the eggs too quickly.

Have you ever tried this method?!

• We spotted a complete recipe for this method over at the Bitten Word. (Maybe the Bitten Word fellows were sitting next to our friend on the plane?!)

Related: Kitchen Tip: Testing Eggs for Freshness

(Image: Emma Christensen for the Kitchn)

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