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Hello everyone, I'm Cindi, aka "domestic goddess", and I consider myself to be a country girl at heart. I'm also a mother to 3 daughters, and I have 1 granddaughter. Being a country gal, I enjoy preparing down-home country meals for my family. I also enjoy sharing recipes with others, collecting cookbooks, reading about the paranormal, and spending time with my family.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Ziploc Bag Omelet

I use to prepare omelets in one of those omelet pans, but not anymore! Preparing them in those quart-size Ziploc freezer bags, is so much easier, a lot quicker, and hearty enough for 1-serving.

Ziploc Bag Omelet

1 quart size Ziploc Freezer Bag
2 large eggs
A sprinkle (or two) of black pepper (See *Note)
1-1/2 to 2 slices of bacon, cooked & crumbled (See *Note)
1 tablespoon diced onion
1 tablespoon diced green bell peppers
2-3 tablespoons shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Fill a large saucepan (half-way) with water, then bring water to a rolling boil. (I used a 3-quart saucepan.)

While waiting for the water to come to a boil, crack the 2 eggs into the quart size Ziploc Freezer Bag.

Seal the bag, and mush the eggs by squeezing the bag.

Open the bag, add the black pepper, then add the bacon, onion, green peppers, and the cheese. Mush the ingredients together.

Squeeze out as much of the air as you can, then seal the bag.

Place the bag into the pan of boiling water, and boil exactly for 14 minutes. (After 7 minutes of cooking, I turn the baggie over.  I do this using a pair of tongs.)

Use tongs to remove the Ziploc bag from the boiling water, and place the bag onto a plate.

Unzip the bag, or use a pair of scissors, and carefully cut off the top of the bag.

Hold the two bottom corners of the baggie up over the plate, and let the omelet slide out onto the plate. Season the omelet with a bit of the salt, if desired.

Yields: 1 serving (But if making 2 omelets, read the *Additional note following the recipe.)

*You can substitute McCormick's Hot Shots! Black & Red Pepper Blend, or Lawry's Seasoned Pepper, for the black pepper.  Also, you can use a variety of ingredients to make the omelets, such as: Canadian bacon, chopped ham or chopped pepperoni, other cheeses, also diced red, yellow, or orange bell peppers.

*Additional note: You can prepare 2 Ziploc Bag Omelets at the same time, but... by boiling them in a larger pot. (I used a 5-quart Dutch Oven.) Just be sure the pot you are using, is able to cook both baggies together, side-by-side.

........... A close-up picture of the omelet ...........

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