Cooking for a crowd often means that the cook is the only one who doesn’t enjoy the party. Cooking omelets with this recipe keeps that in mind, while giving you other distinct advantages that include:
- These breakfast omelets taste terrific.
- Each omelet is personalized.
- They’re EZPZ to make.
- Recipe makes multiple omelets at the same time.
- Less clean up.
Here are the foods you may need to make your omelets. Cut, cube, dice or chop the veggies and proteins to similar size a day or two in advance, to save time. The day of the event, crack two eggs into each person’s cooking bag. Here are the ingredients you may want to use:
- 2 eggs per person
- Salt and pepper
- Veggies: onions, green peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach, green onions, olives, avocado, salsa
- Proteins: ham, turkey, sausage, bacon
- Dairy: shredded cheese, goat cheese, milk
Equipment to make your omelets:
- Large pot of boiling water
- 1 Ziploc brand Zip ‘n Steam microwave steam cooking bag per person
- Sharpie markers
Arrange the diced veggies and proteins buffet-style. Give each guest a Ziploc bag and have them write their name on their bag.
Step 1: Have your guests form a buffet line and begin by adding 2 eggs to their cooking bag. Have guests continue along the buffet selecting from the diced items they want in their omelet.
Step 2: Place the diced ingredients into the cooking bag with their eggs, taking care to fill only one-third of the bag.
Step 3: Carefully shake the sealed cooking bag to blend all the ingredients together.
Step 4: Squeeze out as much air as possible and ensure the Ziploc cooking bag is fully sealed. (Young children may need help with this activity.)
Step 5: Depending on the size of your pot of boiling water, you can place approximately four omelet cooking bags in the pot at the same time.
Step 6: Boil for 13 minutes. Use tongs to remove the cooking bags from the boiling water.
Step 7: Call out the names written on the ready-to-serve cooking bags.
Step 8: Cut the top off of the cooking bag and let the “rolled” omelet slide onto a plate.
Kids will love the self-participation and that the only ingredients they’ll be eating are the ones they put into their own omelet. Adults will love trying new food combinations in their omelet, creating a dietary-specific omelet, making a semi-vegetarian meal and the ease of the cleanup.
BONUS For leftover fillings:
Using extra eggs, add the remaining diced omelet fillings into a bowl and stir until blended. Using muffin or cupcake pans, fill the cups half full, bake at 350 degrees until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool down and place in refrigerator for a quick snack or tomorrow’s breakfast.