Friday, April 29, 2011

Cinco de Mayo Omelettes {in a bag}

Cinco de Mayo is next Thursday, so I thought it might be fun to do omelettes in a bag!

This may be a bit confusing, and I am sure I will be getting some e-mails to clear it up, but I am going to try.

You are going to need heavy duty ZIPLOC gallon bags. The thin, flimsy ones will not hold up in boiling water unless they are making them stronger than they used to.

Figure on about four eggs per person and whisk them away in a bowl with a bit of milk and salt and pepper. Set aside.

Set out fillings for your Mexican-style omelettes. Here are a few suggestions: chopped onions, chopped cilantro, diced jalapenos, green chiles, shredded cheddar and jack cheese, diced tomatoes etc...

Bring a large pot of boiling water to boil.

Have everybody fill a ZIPLOC bag with about 1 cup of egg mix and then have them add in the condiments. SEAL it and squish it {kids love this}. Place it into boiling water for at least 5 minutes or until omelette is "set".

DO NOT HAVE YOUR CHILDREN DO THIS!!! My personal "safety monitor" will be reading this. BE CAREFUL to only have the water boiling gently.

Pull out of water and slide out onto plate. Serve with salsa and sour cream on the side!

*for smaller portions, figure on about 1/2 cup egg mix and place into quart size bags...again, ZIPLOC!

*Want a yummy Cinco de Mayo drink? Mix half orange juice and lemonade...

Happy Happy Friday!

Recipe shared with: Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, titus 2sday


  1. We used to make these in the RV and my son said they did this in scouts. Really good directions.

  2. Yum! So easy! I love it! Found you Feature on At the Picket Fence! I love your outdoor picknic! I'm busy transforming my back yard into a setting like this--always ready to have friends over! I always do a potluck, sometimes with a theme, sometimes not! I love to set up an empty buffet table with platters and heights and levels and fill it will all the love and food everyone brings! I generally do apps and desserts! Now following!

  3. Hi Lisa,
    Looks like great fun for kids. My six-year old would love to do this. Hope you are having a beautiful weekend!
    Doreen PS... It finally warmed up-I have lemonade now.

  4. These were a huge hit on my blog when I posted them a while back. So yummy and "different" ... have a fun May 5th. And Happy May Day!

  5. You may want to consider a non toxic high temperature food grade cooking bag.