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.
- Large eggs, 4
- Low-fat cheddar cheese, shredded, 1/4 cup
- Bell pepper, diced, 1/2 cup
- Salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste
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.
- Fill a pot two-thirds full of water and place it on high heat on the stove until it boils.
- Combine the eggs, peppers, cheese, and seasonings to a freezer bag. Remove all of the air from the bag, and zip it tight.
- Add the bag to the boiling water, and set the timer for 13 minutes.
- Keep an eye on the bag throughout the cooking time, and be sure to keep the bag in the water the entire time.
- After 13 minutes, carefully remove the bag from the boiling water. Be cautious of steam when opening the bag. The omelet should slide right out onto your plate.
- Top with salsa or avocado and enjoy!
- Serving Size: 4 whole eggs
- Recipe yields: 1 serving
- Calories: 406
- Fat: 26 g
- Carbohydrates: 10 g
- Protein: 33 g
Nutrition Information (Low-Fat Option)
- Serving Size: 8 egg whites or 1 cup liquid
- Recipe yields: 1 bag
- Calories: 210
- Fat: 6 g
- Carbohydrates: 6 g
- Protein: 33 g