Monday, March 7, 2011

mmmmm goood.

When I went to Vegas the other week my Aunt made us omelets in a ziploc bag and it was seriously the most amazing thing in the universe, but of course my mind is programmed to think: shoot... plastic being cooked into my food... kind of scary. So i did a little research and basically they said that it wont melt into your food unless its at 400 degrees. More info below...

Ziploc bags are typically made of blown film polyethylene. Polyethylene is a non-polar polymer (fancy way of saying plastic) and as such cannot accept typical plasticizers, such as oils. Remember back in high school chemistry that water and oil don't mix? Same thing here.Bottom line is that yes, there will be a small amount of off gassing of the lower molecular weight portions of the bag as it is heated but will likely not go into the food. There are many more things to be concerned about that pose a greater health risk, for instance, if you get your nails done, your breathing in more stuff than you would be eating  from the omlette.

Soooo now im free too eat these wonderful omelets... and now you can too! Great for camping!!

The key to any amazing omelet is to beat your eggs for a LONG time... I wisked mine with some sour cream  for 10 minutes.

After your are done whisking, you shouldnt be able to see any sour cream chunks and your eggs should look nice and creamy.

Mix up your ingredients in a seperate bowl... i just used ham, cheese and cilantro from my herb garden but its really good to add some cottage potatoes and sausage or bacon into it! ill add my cottage potato recipe below also.

  Pour your dry ingredients into the bag first and then add the egg on top. Make sure you only use enough egg to completely coat your ingredients. Add to a deep pan of boiling water. Let boil around 10-15 minutes or whenever your eggs look done

Remove from the bag and add avocado, salt and pepper, cheese etc... and Enjoy!!!  Melt in your mouth omelets every time!!!
Cottage Fries:

2 lg. baking potatoes (about 8 oz. each), scrubbed
1 tbsp. butter
1 sm. clove garlic, crushed or i sometimes just mince mine
1 tbsp. freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp. paprika or ill use italian seasonings also
Pepper (freshly ground) to taste

Heat oven to 425 degrees. Pour 1/4 cup water into jelly-roll pan. Cut unpeeled potatoes into 1/4 inch slices; arrange in single layer in pan. In small saucepan, over low heat, stir butter with garlic to melt. Brush flavored butter over potatoes; bake 20 minutes. Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine Parmesan, paprika, and pepper. Remove potatoes from oven; heat broiler. Sprinkle cheese mixture over potatoes; broil 2 to 3 minutes until light golden brown. [i sometimes brown onions and add them to them at the end]
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