An omelet is an ever-customizable, high-protein option that is undoubtedly one of the best breakfast foods ever. But depending on your culinary skills, you may struggle with certain parts of it—that flip is all in the wrist!—that are necessary to earn the right to call your egg concoction an omelet. Get it wrong, and your omelet could be a scramble, an overcooked disaster, or just a stovetop mess.

Luckily, there's a way to perfect the omelet without leaving anything to chance, and it can be done in batches if you're doing meal prep. Just grab your favorite ingredients and start boiling your omelets in a bag!

The Benefits of the Bag

Opting to boil your omelet rather than frying it in a pan saves you time on dishes. Instead of scrubbing away at a pan coated with egg remnants and cheese, you can simply dump the boiling water out of the pan. Your dishes done in a matter of seconds, rather than minutes.

But an even bigger benefit of boiling your omelet in a bag is it allows you to make multiple meals simultaneously. This is especially handy when doing meal prep, or serving numerous people breakfast.


This method of cooking has been a go-to at campgrounds for years, but it's equally suitable for the kitchen. To ensure your bag withstands the heat, make sure you use a freezer bag or other heavy-duty bag.

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Low-Fat Option: Use 8 egg whites or 1 cup liquid egg whites in place of the eggs. You could try more, but truth be told, I have only tried this recipe with up to four whole eggs or 1 cup of whites. Adding much more of either type of egg may overwhelm the bag and ruin the entire meal.

About the Author

Paul Salter, MS, RD

Paul Salter, MS, RD

Paul Salter, MS, RD, CSCS, received his BS in dietetics from the University of Maryland and his MS in exercise and nutrition science from the University of Tampa.

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