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Old 12-28-2008, 06:28 PM   #11
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I have used ziploc baggies for making eggs for a large group eating at various times while camping. I never realize that it wasn't safe. So I guess I won't be doing that again.

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Old 12-28-2008, 08:34 PM   #12
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I'd say if you want an egg cooked like that, might as well just poach it with some vinegar...

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Old 12-28-2008, 08:40 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Saphellae View Post
I'd say if you want an egg cooked like that, might as well just poach it with some vinegar...
We're not talking poached eggs, we're talking omelets, or at least "camping omelets".

You put all the ingredients into the bag and place into a pan of heated water, which cooks the egg. Food Saver bags would be perfect as it is common to cook in them also.

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Old 12-28-2008, 09:20 PM   #14
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I saw Paula Deen cook omelettes in a plastic baggie on her show one time. I was wondering about the safety of it.
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Old 12-29-2008, 10:02 AM   #15
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When we used to camp years ago, I used to make the omelets ahead of time and freeze them. When packing to go, they act as ice packs in your cooler.

To cook, we would just remove the omelet from the bag and cook in one of those pie iron thingeys over the open fire.
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We did the ziploc omelettes a few Christmas's ago. They turned out pretty well, didn't seem too difficult getting the eggs out of the bag. It did seem like it took longer than normal though - it was just an experiment then at my sister in laws. I didn't know about the safety issue and I'm sure she didn't either, or we wouldn't have done it. But overall, I suppose with safe enough equipment, it's a fun thing to do just to be different. :-)
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Old 12-29-2008, 10:25 AM   #17
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Except as a novelty, I don't see any reason for cooking that way. Get a nonstick pan, use some butter, wipe the pan clean when you are done.

I try hard to keep my plastic use to a minimum (I wash out ziplocs and reuse) and would feel bad about throwing away eggy plastic bags, just to save 2 minutes of cleanup time.
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:14 AM   #18
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For camping, yes it's slow. But you then have a clean pot of hot water to use for the cleanup on that final day of camping.

There are plastics appropriate for this. Also consider the rise of sous vide.

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alternative, glass, omelet, ziplock

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