Taco-in-a-Bag sequel: the Ziploc Omelet


The so-called "Ziploc Omelet" has been migrating the Interwebs for a couple years now and yesterday rewormed its way into my inbox on the heels of Michelle Leon's Hot Dish post on walking tacos aka "Tacos-in-a-Bag." Oh how apropos.

In order to preserve the entertaining original enthusiasm for this quasi-monstrosity (you really probably shouldn't try this at home, the whole hot plastic = carcinogens = cancer thing is rather well-documented), here's what I was sent, in its entirety. Enjoy (or not):


(This works great !!! Good for when all your family is together. The best part is that no one has to wait for their special omelet!)

Have guests write their name on a quart-size Ziploc freezer bag with permanent marker.

Crack 2 eggs (large or extra-large) into the bag (not more than 2) shake to combine them.


Put out a variety of ingredients such as: cheeses, ham, onion, green pepper, tomato, hash browns, salsa, etc.

Each guest adds prepared ingredients of choice to their bag and shake. Make sure to get the air out of the bag and zip it up.

Place the bags into rolling, boiling water for exactly 13 minutes [we did 15 minutes]. You can usually cook 6-8 omelets in a large pot. For more, make another pot of boiling water.

Open the bags and the omelet will roll out easily. Be prepared for everyone to be amazed.

Nice to serve with fresh fruit and coffee cake; everyone gets involved in the process and a great conversation piece.

Imagine having these ready the night before, and putting the bag in boiling water while you get ready. In 15 minutes, you've got a nice omelet for a quick breakfast!