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Monday, May 14, 2007

"No Muss No Fuss" Eggs

Now here’s a surprise…I’m actually going to post a recipe. Okay…those of you who know my “culinary skills” can stop laughing. This recipe was emailed to me by a friend nearly two years ago. Something told me to keep it for future use so I archived it. Sure enough, last week I thought about it as we were planning our Mother’s Day brunch at our family friend’s home.

One of the problems with making omelets is that you make them one at a time so people are always eating in shifts. We were looking for some way to have all the omelets ready at the same time so we could sit down as a group. That’s when I remembered this recipe. It’s really easy to prepare and I thought it would be a fun “activity” for us to do. It allows everyone to choose their own ingredients and the clean-up is fast and easy. So without further ado…

Easy Omelet

1. Have each guest write their name on a quart-size freezer bag with permanent marker.
2. Crack 2 eggs (large or extra-large) into each bag (not more than two) and shake the bag.
3. Put out a variety of ingredients such as: cheeses, ham, onion, green pepper, tomato, hash browns, salsa, etc.
4. Each guest adds prepared ingredients of choice to their bag and then shakes and kneads the bag to mix all the ingredients together.
5. Make sure to get the air out of the bag and zip it up.
6. Place the bags into rolling, boiling water for exactly 13 minutes.
7. You can usually cook 6-8 omelets in a large pot. For more, make another pot of boiling water.
8. Open the bags and the omelets will easily roll out.

This turned out to be a really fun activity and our hostess insists we should make it an annual event. So have fun, be creative and bon appetit.

18 comments:

Susie said...

Sounds like a fun way to do omelets for a crowd. It's always fun for everyone to work in the kitchen together!
:)

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

wonder what they look like? want to post a picture too? ha ha

smiles, bee

Dana said...

My cousin e-mailed me that recipe a couple of years ago but I was afaid to try it until I heard of someone else that had. I guess it is safe to try now!

Michele said...

OH oh oh oh.... what a spectacular fantastic cool idea! I am so going to do this... great post indeed! Thank you!

Lynne said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. This looks like a great way to make individual omelets. I'll have to try it.

I liked your post about the hair stylists. I had a bad experience with my regular girl a couple of months ago and had to change.

And I see you're going to Ireland. I can scrunch up really small to fit in your suitcase! It's one place I really want to visit.

I'll be back to read over the rest of your blog soon!

Renee said...

cool idea! And it makes your omlettes lower fat as you didn't have to grease a pan to cook them. I've never had a breakfast or brunch party before.

DD & her friends want cereal or pancakes.

only oldest said...

Ok cuz, I know you,your cooking skills are like mine and I was laughing!!!

Sounds good though.

patches said...

I'll have to try this. I can't cook an omelet to save my life.

Michele said...

Now, this was so cool and worked well, I had to award you with the Blogger's Thinking Award... Congratulations! It's on my blog!

rosemary said...

OK...seems too simple. I can't boil water...maybe I can try this...simpler than boiling the water....oh, wait...it says I have to boil water.

PEA said...

Oooooh I love this! Will have to try this next time I have a gang over for Brunch!! Not only does it sound good but that way everyone can have their omelet the way they like it and eat it all together!! Love that picture of your mom in your previous post!! xox

Joan said...

Susie: It was great...we all lined up to spoon in the various ingredients and then Hubby served as bag boiler extraordinaire.

Empress bee: Admittedly the omelets were not the most beautifully formed but they sure did taste good. Oh...and, as usual, I forgot the camera yesterday.

Dana: I was as skeptical as you but decided to dive in with both feet. Good thing I did.

Michele: I'm so glad you liked the recipe. And I am so excited about the award. Oh I cant wait to post about it and then share the award with 5 others.

Lynne: Welcome. It seems we have things in common!

Renee: I forgot to mention the health benefits when I wrote my post so thanks for mentioning it!

Only oldest: Trust me...you can do this too!

Patches: If I can do this, anyone can make this omelet. Honest!

Rosemary: OK...I've been busted...Hubby did the boiling part! :~D

Pea: Having all the omelets done at the same time was exactly the reason we decided to try it. And thanks for the comment about my mom's photo.

Lynn said...

For anyone who still is undecided, the omelets really were a huge success! My son, Ten, really liked his! Joan, glad that you archived the recipe.

Toni said...

That sounds awesome! Gonna have to try it!

Linda said...

I'll be darned - omelets in a bag! Who'd a thunk it??

I am going to have to give this a try sometime but just to make sure I have it right you don't put in any water or milk or anything like that with the eggs?

And I'm with Bee - could you post a picture??

Iamthebookworm said...

Hey! Even I could cook that!

Joan said...

Lynn: Whew...I'm glad it went well. I felt a huge responsibility.

Toni: Awesome...the perfect description.

Linda: I know it sounds crazy but no water or milk in the bag...just eggs and various ingredients. Trust me. And if Hubby and I decide to try it at home, I promise to take and post photos!

Iamthebookworm: Those were my sentiments exactly when my friend first sent me the recipe.

Midlife Mom said...

That is such a good idea!!! It almost seems too easy but I'll take your word on it! Congrats on the Award! Good job!