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Old 07-24-2006, 01:28 PM   #11
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Great suggestion cjs!
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Old 07-24-2006, 01:31 PM   #12
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The draw was for backpackers. People who go camping with everything they need on their backs. One less pan or set of plates to carry is a big deal to people like that.
Backpackers don't go out with a ziplock of raw eggs in their pack. They use powdered eggs.

The recipe is intended for simultaneous cooking of different omelettes for a large group, seems to me.
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Old 07-24-2006, 01:34 PM   #13
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I actually do know of backpackers who do this. They do not like powdered eggs and will only use the real thing. They have a very elaborate way of packing the eggs so they don't break (at the top of the pack using socks and bandanas and other things they are bringing along).
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Old 07-24-2006, 01:38 PM   #14
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That's ok if the eggs are not broken. The'll last for some days. But they wouldn't use this recipe with raw eggs, ham, etc. mixed up.

I used to backpack a lot and powdered eggs aren't that bad. I worked at EMS and got a lot of freeze dried food for free.

This recipe is for mixing up little omelettes in a bag and cooking them 6-8 at a time. And, by the way, but for the ziplock issue, this is a neat idea, IMO. Not sure if I would want to use the plastic necessary to foodsaver it.
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Old 07-24-2006, 01:58 PM   #15
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Yes, the FoodSaver bag would work. But this omelet cooked this long is going to be tough and overdone. Just give a thought to a soft boiled egg--or even a hard boiled egg. 13 minutes will be hard boiled.
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Old 08-05-2006, 09:11 AM   #16
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Omelet

A friend sent this to me the other day and I tried it. It did work, and I'll make these with my grandchildren the next time they visit.

You take 2 (only 2) large eggs and put them in a quart size bag. Break them up in the bag. Add other ingredients of choice. Mine had shredded cheese, diced red onion and green pepper.

Shake the bag to mix everything. Make sure all air is out of the bag, and close it.

Place the bag in rolling boiling water for 13 minutes. Cut the top off the bag and roll the omelet out.

Try it.
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Old 08-05-2006, 09:14 AM   #17
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Oops!

I guess my "recipe" for the omelet is not new. Also, I didn't realize that the bags shouldn't be boiled.
Thanks.
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Old 08-05-2006, 09:17 AM   #18
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What a great idea! I'll have to try that.
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Old 08-05-2006, 09:18 AM   #19
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Why cant you boil the bags?
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Old 08-05-2006, 07:51 PM   #20
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We had a thread on this a while ago. I couldn't fiond it.

The bottom line was that the makers of the plastic bags don't recommend boiling food in them.

Some forms of plastic release carcinogens that can be leeched into the the plastic is in contact with when exposed to high temperatures.
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