Video: How to Make an Omelet in a Bag

By Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
September 26, 2015 Updated: April 26, 2016

Omelets are a breakfast staple, and are versatile enough to be eaten for lunch or dinner as well. But while most people cook an omelet in a frying pan on the stove, there are other ways to cook the favorite.

One unique way is to put the eggs inside a plastic bag, seal it up, and break the yolks, as this video notes. Then one should add the rest of the ingredients and massage the contents so the contents are mixed around.

As some users on YouTube noted, the plastic bag method probably isn’t all that great.

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Wrote one: “This is the dumbest way to cook an omelet. Aside from putting the potentially harmful plastic chemicals into your body (nevermind additional ‘flavor’), you’re also wasting a bag, wasting energy and time for a pot to boil first, before putting the omelet in for an additional 10 – 15 minutes. An omelet should take no longer than 5 minutes to make.”

Said another: “I don’t think is SAFE or HEALTHY to cook food inside the plastics.”

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Then place the bag into a pot of boiling water and leave it for 13 minutes.

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Some people might worry about plastic leaching into the omelet, and the debate is ongoing about that. But a study by Good Housekeeping found that all the Ziploc freezer bags are safe, and those are the bags that are recommended for this technique.