Easy Omelet in Bag
Easy Omelet in Bag
PREP: 15 mins
COOK: 15 mins
READY IN: 30 mins
- Original recipe makes 1 omelet
- 2 extra large eggs
- 2 tablespoons crumbled cooked bacon
- 2 tablespoons shredded Cheddar cheese
- 2 teaspoons diced onion
- 1 teaspoon diced bell pepper
- 1 teaspoon thinly sliced mushroom
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon ground paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 pinch salt to taste
- Put eggs, bacon, Cheddar cheese, onion, bell pepper, mushrooms, black pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and salt in a resealable sandwich bag; seal. Shake vigorously until thoroughly mixed. Squeeze out any excess air and reseal.
- Bring a pot of water to a boil. Place bag in the boiling water; cook until egg is completely cooked, about 13 minutes. Remove bag using tongs or a large strainer. Carefully open bag and roll omelet onto a plate.
Caution and Respect
In days gone by, cooking over an open fire could be taken for granted. Today, with concerns about air quality, restricted areas for camping and dwindling firewood stocks in many campgrounds, the freedom to cook over an open fire is a privilege which requires the utmost in caution and respect. Here are a few important considerations:
Wood – Campfire cooking requires a clean-burning, hot fire. This is only achieved with dry, seasoned wood. Stripping trees of green wood is fruitless – your fire will be smoky, will burn poorly and create unnecessary pollution. If dry wood is not available, it will need to be packed in. Many public campgrounds supply firewood – call ahead to see what’s available.
Fire location – Pay close attention to the ground before preparing any fire. In circumstances where building your fire on a rock is not possible, one should ensure that the base of the fire is on bare mineral soil. A fire that is burning all evening has lots of time to burn through the organic layer of the soil and will not be put out with a simple bucket of water. Use previously established fire pits if available, to avoid scarring the area with more fire pits.
Wind – Any medium to strong wind is hazardous. The danger of sparks getting away can ignite a forest fire. Also, the coals will reduce more quickly and provide much less cooking time. If substantial wind shelter is unavailable, any outdoor fire is out of the question.