JULY 2013 Recipe of the Month

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  1. hvac1877

    hvac1877 Old Dominion Iron Chefs Highland Springs, Va

    Mar 10, 2008
    Highland Springs Va
    Thank you to Soter01 for submitting your recipe.

    JULY 2013 Recipe of the Month

    Title: Easy Clean Up Breakfast Omelets*

    Member: [CK] Soter01


    2 or 3 eggs per person

    1 cup chopped of each:

    green pepper
    any other vegetables you like
    shredded cheese
    crumbled bacon - (use the leftovers from yesterday's breakfast)


    Fill a large pot with water at least 5 inches deep and bring to a boil.
    Scramble two or three eggs for each person in a bowl
    Cut up ham chunks, leftover fried bacon, onions, green pepper, or whatever else you like in your omelet and place these ingredients in separate bowls or cups or piles
    Grate or use already shredded cheeses that you like: cheddar, monterey jack, etc. Place in in separte bowls, cups or piles
    Distribute a quart size freezer ziplock bag to each person.
    Have each person put what they want in their omelet into their bag. Vegetarians can skip the meat.

    Pour or ladle some scrambled egg mixture into each bag to cover the ingredients, squeeze out the air and zip closed
    Using tongs, place each bag into the boiling water. Make sure to keep them in a row so you can identify whose who's. Don't let the bags touch the sides of the pot.

    Eventually the egg mixture solidifies in the bags. Check it by squeezing with the tongs. It's done when there is no more liquid oozing when squeezed.
    Remove from the boiling water, unzip the bag and let it roll onto your plate. Voila an omelet about the size and shape of a burrito!

    Throw out the ziplock bags and use the clean boiling water for doing the dishes afterward.
    *These omelets are also known as Scout omelets. We learned about them when our son was in cub scouts.
  2. 2ndchance

    2ndchance Member

    Jul 6, 2011
    Nice, this sounds like something I will use in the near future
  3. jackk

    jackk Member

    Aug 16, 2012
    Sous Vide makes it to the campground!

    (it's been fashionable in all the gadgety high end restaurant kitchens of late)

    Great application!
  4. fmbhappycamper

    fmbhappycamper PuP Power

    Aug 27, 2010
    It's fun to watch Kids of all ages do this the 1st time [8D]
  5. ezkoher

    ezkoher New Member

    Apr 13, 2013
    I remember doing this with a friend when I was younger, and no one has heard of it now! Thanks for the recipe! Will be very useful when we take 7 kids camping next weekend!:D
  6. jrclocks

    jrclocks Member

    Jun 24, 2008
    I remember a thread about the suitability /safety of boiling ziploc bags.

    Was there a consensus on the safety of this practice?

    There website says not to boil their bags, but doesn't say specifically why.

    They do make a microwave safe steaming bag.

    Anyone recall the conversation better than me?

  7. Sonshine

    Sonshine Member

    Aug 20, 2012
    Thanks for the recipe. We tried this last year and it worked great also did a beef stew in foil over the fire that was great too!!!

    OK JR spoil all the fun!!LOL

    Remember all the stories as a kid about a certain chains milkshakes being one step away from plastic. Well today our food isn't really all food, with all the chems and GMOs added. Compared to what we eat on a regular basis, I don't think that whatever chemical that leaches out of the bag into the food is going to kill us the few times a year we do this camping.
  8. ripopuptwins

    ripopuptwins It's All Good

    Sep 27, 2011
    Pawtucket, RI
    Left over bacon ?????
  9. hvac1877

    hvac1877 Old Dominion Iron Chefs Highland Springs, Va

    Mar 10, 2008
    Highland Springs Va
  10. ezkoher

    ezkoher New Member

    Apr 13, 2013
    Agree...there should never be left over bacon!! :D
  11. TerraKacher

    TerraKacher New Member

    May 15, 2013
    Left over bacon??? Who can leave just one or two pieces of bacon left over from the day before? Oh remember, left over bacon will attract BEARS!!! So don't leave it standing around...
  12. BSH Fun

    BSH Fun New Member

    May 4, 2013
    BPA's I recall being the reason no to boil the bags. Supposed to release the toxins. YMMV
  13. FiveInAFlagstaff

    FiveInAFlagstaff Member

    Jun 17, 2013


    2013 Flagstaff 228D and DH's 2004 Nissan Titan
  14. KissingCamper

    KissingCamper Member

    Jun 19, 2011
    Three Hills, AB
    I don't think I'd do this recipe just for the concerns of using plastic to cook. I'll continue using a non-teflon coated fry pan.

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