Ziploc Omelette Questions and Answers
Ever since posting instructions for making an omlette inside of a ziploc bag, I have been getting a lot of traffic and a lot of questions. That recipe and those pictures are from a reliable source, but not me personally. I posted them because I trusted the source, but alas I hadn't actually tried the thing myself.
Before we get into this, let me do a little explanation. It is possible to make a 2-egg omelette inside a ziploc bag. No skillets, no flipping, no butter, no splattering. Just a perfect log of an omelette. After getting a lot of emails and plenty of comments on the entry, I decided I needed to be knowledgeable about this process. Below are my personal pictures of the experience.
I used two regular eggs, and beat them right in the bag by shaking it. I then added some leftover brisket from my brisket adventure. I then closed the bag slightly and pushed out all the air, then closed it completely. I then rolled it up and placed it in the water. It stayed in the water for 11 minutes, I check it with a knife and it came out perfect. Check out my pictures then read below for some answers and tips.
Here are my tips for doing this right and not getting burned or melted.
1. Use freezer bags. The extra thickness of freezer bags will make sure the plastic doesn't fail in the boiling hot water.
2. Keep the bag away from the edges of the pot. They're really hot and the plastic will melt. This means you will have to monitor it the whole time, but such is the price to pay.
3. Do not microwave. The soft plastic will melt in the microwave and release toxic fumes onto your food.
4. Yes ... 11 to 13 is how long it takes. It seems long, but the heat must reach the core of the omelette to make sure it's cooked through. I tested my at 6 minutes and it was still liquid. So yes .... 11 to 13 minutes.
5. If you're going to leave a comment on my blog, at least leave your email address. This is an open forum for folks to keep a conversation going though comments and trackbacks. I would have liked to asked questions of the person whose bag melted in the water.