Friday, August 27, 2010
I have to thank my dear mother-in-law for this idea. My in-laws were out pheasant hunting with friends in western North Dakota staying in, if I remember this right, an old cabin with the claim to fame that Teddy Roosevelt (ND’s fav president) once slept there. It was during this stay that they were introduced to boil-in-a-bag omelets.
With all the buzz about plastic chemicals leaching into food while cooking, I wouldn’t advocate cooking food in a plastic bag every day. However, it’s yummy, easy, and campsite friendly, if you don’t mind traveling with eggs. I bet you could use that egg product that comes in a carton, if you really worry about cracked egg making a mess in your cooler.
Hope you got a couple new ideas for cooking on the campsite this week! And I have to say thanks to Doug Leier from Outdoors Live on The Mighty 790 radio in Fargo for the camping week inspiration. If you want to hear me talking with Doug about omelets and bananas and the general joys of camp cooking, just tune in this weekend (for you curious out-of-staters, I'll post the link later). Sorry if I sound like a crazy person on the radio. I just get really excited about stuff like this.
Everyone makes their own omelet in their own bag, and you can boil them all at once. Make sure you mark each bag with a marker so you know which one is yours!
Omelet fixings (finely chopped peppers, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, grated cheese, ham, bacon, sausage, etc)
Salt and pepper
Get a large pot of water boiling. Meanwhile, in a quart-size Ziploc bag, crack in two or three eggs. Add the fixings of your choosing. Sprinkle in a dash of salt and pepper. Seal the bag and squish everything around so it all gets mixed. Mark the bag with your initial to indicate which one is yours. Once the water is at a rolling boil, add omelet bags to the water and cook 6-8 minutes or until egg is cooked firm. Open the bag carefully and let the cooked omelet roll out onto a plate. Enjoy!
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