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    This is from a neighbor of mine, she's always trying new things (she
    loves to cook and bake) so I'm sure it's very yummy, just thought I
    would share.


    This works great !!! Good for when all your family is together. The
    best part is that no one has to wait for their special omelet!!

    Have guests write their name on a quart-size Ziploc freezer bag with
    permanent marker.

    Crack 2 eggs (large or extra-large) into the bag (not more than 2)
    with a little milk and shake to combine them. Put out a variety of
    ingredients such as: cheeses, ham, onion, green pepper, tomato, hash
    browns, salsa, etc. Each guest adds prepared ingredients of choice
    to their bag and shake. Make sure to get the air out of the bag and
    zip it up.
    Place the bags into rolling, boiling water for exactly 13 minutes.
    You can usually cook 6-8 omelets in a large pot. For more, make
    another pot of boiling water.
    Open the bags and the omelet will roll out easily. Be prepared for
    everyone to be amazed.
    Nice to serve with fresh fruit and coffee cake; everyone gets
    involved in the process and a great conversation piece.
    Imagine having these ready the night before, and putting the bag in
    boiling water while you get ready. And in 13 minutes, you got a
    nice omelet for a quick breakfast!!! I used tomatoes, ham, green
    onions, cheddar cheese and mushrooms in this one!

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    OMG, what a crazy, fun idea!
    I will have to try it!
    It's also a great idea for camping, you could throw these in the
    cooler and cook them while camping without worrying about the eggs
    breaking.
    I wonder how long they will keep once out of the shell? I would think
    they would make it at least 24 hours, don't you? Maybe you could use
    an egg substitute.
    Very cool, thanks for sharing!
    Debbie

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    I got this recipe from another group recently. You can mark it TNT!
    I've tried it twice... they're great, & 5 of 6 of my kids will eat
    them! One thing I did to make the process easier... put the bag in
    a wide mouthed drinking glass & fold the top part of the bag over the
    lip of the glass. Crack the egg on the edge of the glass & drop it
    in! It's much easier than trying to hold the bag!

    We had them yesterday & my daughter loved it, because it was her turn
    to do dishes & we had no pots & pans to hand wash! We just wiped the
    pot dry, and everything else we used went into the dishwasher.
    dee

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    There was a recent thread on the Jewish Food recipe list about this
    being very unsafe. You can read about it on
    http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/mclean/news/news3600.html

    (I have never made them and am most definitely not trying to cause
    trouble ... just passing along the safety warnings so you're prepared.)

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    I have tried this before. you really need to make sure you use the Ziploc
    Freezer bags any others I have tried start to melt and water gets into the bag.
    they really do turn out light & fluffy

    Beth Babcock

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    I have also seen this recipe/idea. I haven't tried it, but from what I
    understand, Ziploc has recommended against this practice since their bags
    (and probably all such similar bags) are not intended to be heated to the
    temperature required to cook eggs. I've also read that some plastics, when
    heated, can cause carcinogenic chemicals to seep into the food.

    It's obvious that people have tried this and enjoy it. I'm just putting out
    this caveat for those who wish to do some homework. For me, even though it
    seems like a fun idea, I'll just make omelets the old-fashioned way. Of
    course, for me, scrambled eggs are just as good!

    Heather in FL

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    We use this recipe often in Girl Scouts with a caveat, we do not use
    ziploc bags, they melt and cause a huge mess (and I was never happy
    with the idea of melted plastic.) We use the oven bags like you bake
    turkeys or chickens in the oven with, the girls make an assembly line
    with their eggs in the bag to add the ingredients they want and off
    they go! Then they pick their favorite color yarn and make a special
    knot in the end so we know who has which bag.

    Helpful hints:

    have everything pre-diced
    spray the inside of the bag with non-stick spray
    add your cheese last, right before eating

    and enjoy!

    Chris Owens

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    An Idea insted of the Ziploc bags might be if you have a sealer, use the bags
    from that and seal. Those bags are ment to be used to reheat in.
    Love the idea of omelet. Definitly something I will try, especially since I
    feed a crew of 11 eveyday!
    Caray
    Mamma to 9 little blessings

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