Ziploc Omelette

Update 08-Dec-2008: Please note the following guidance from “Ziploc? Brand bags are not designed to withstand the extreme heat of boiling.” So please treat this blog entry purely from information purposes and you are not advised to try this.

Minoo shared a very quick and mess less way of making omelette in large batch. This method does not involved turning of the omelette and it allows everyone to choose their own ingredients and the whole batch will be ready at the same time.

I think you will be amazed with this as I was when I first learned this way of making omelettes.


The Ziploc Omelette looks good in a roll instead of the regular pocket type if made using frying pan.


  • quart size ziploc bags
  • eggs
  • chopped cilantro
  • diced sweet peppers
  • chopped green onions
  • diced tomatoes
  • grated potatoes
  • grated cheese
  • simply anything you desire in an omelette like ham, mushroom, onion, etc



  • Crack 2 eggs (large or extra large) into a quart size ziploc bag (not more than 2 eggs).


  • Shake the bag to break up the eggs.


  • Put in your favorite ingredients. Season with salt and pepper. Shake the bag to combine well.


  • Remove the air before sealing the bag. Have your guests write down their names on the ziploc bag with a permanent marker.


  • Bring a big pot of water to a boil. Place the bags into the rolling boiling water for exactly 13 minutes. You can cook about 6 to 8 omelette in a large pot.


  • Remove the bags from boiling water and open the ziploc bag. Becareful as it is very hot. The omelet will roll out easily. This is a very healthy way to cook omelet as it does not need any oil.


This is a good way to serve breakfast as you can involved everyone to make their own special omelettes and the omelettes will be ready at the same time. You can make this for breakfast or brunch.

23 thoughts on “Ziploc Omelette

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  3. Are you all mad? Plastic bags are not meant to be boil baggies from the mid or late 80’s. That stuff is toxic if you boil it. If you don’t want to cook, send your kids out to eat. Do Poision them in your own home!

  4. Hi Ameer:

    You are correct. I had just checked the website and they had provided the following guidance:

    7. Can I boil in Ziploc® Brand bags?
    No. Ziploc® Brand bags are not designed to withstand the extreme heat of boiling.

    I had updated this blog entry with the appropriate warning. Thanks for taking the trouble to highlight this.


  5. Please, PLEASE research this topic thoroughly before trying this out. The plastic MAY leach chemicals into your food. These bags have NOT been designed to cook food in or to handle such high temperatures.

  6. Very interesting method indeed!

    thank you suanne

    can we use oven bags??

    my husband loves eggs so much

    do you have other recipes for eggs??

  7. Actually, it was shown to be not safe. Food safety experts can’t advise using Ziploc bags – boiling them releases carcinogens in the plastic. Do a Google search on it.

  8. I think with the heavy duty ziplocs (freezer/microwave) it should be fine. It shouldn’t take the mixture long to cook anyway.

  9. HI all, I understand some are concerned with the safety of boiling the ziploc bag. I would not recommend you do this often. You should use those heavy duty microwaveable freezer bag which can stand high heat. This is a good way to prepare a large batch of omelettes during a camping trip.

  10. Wow that’s ingenious. I was thinking just sticking in a straw and forget about cooking it altogether …… 😉

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