Omelette for a Crowd

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Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients Add to grocery list

2-3   re-sealable plastic freezer bags
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
6   large eggs

Add-Ins (all are optional):
Shredded Cheddar
Crumbled feta
Shredded mozzarella
Cooked and crumbled bacon
Cooked and crumbled sausage
Diced ham
Chopped bell peppers
Chopped spinach
Diced red onion
Diced tomatoes
Sauteed sliced mushrooms
Sliced black olives

Directions

In a medium mixing bowl whisk together eggs, salt, pepper and any of the desired add-ins. Divide and pour the egg mixture into re-sealable plastic bags.

Boil a large pot of water and drop in the sealed omelette bags. Simmer the bags for 5 to 8 minutes. Remove bags from the water with tongs and drain them on a paper towel lined plate.

Allow cooling slightly before handling. Open the bags and pour the cooked omelet out onto a plate.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Ease of Preparation: Easy
Yield: 2-3 servings

Recipe courtesy Paula Deen

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I love watching Paula cooking her recipes are easy to follow

By gloria on February 16, 2014

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I saw this on the Food Network and decided to give it a try. It is such an easy way to make an omelette. I will make them again!

By Alice on September 15, 2012

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tried this at a event and after 20 min. in boiling water eggs were still not cooked. Ended up pulling out pan and doing them old school.

By colleen on October 25, 2011

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WE LOVE THIS IDEA, OUR FAMILY DID THIS IN LARGE QUANITIES FOR OUR FAMILY REUNION FOR ABOUT 85 PEOPLE. WE USED FREEZER BAGS AND A SHARPIE MARKER TO WRITE EACH PERSON'S NAME ON THEIR BAG, THEY WENT THROUGH A BUFFET LINE OF SELECTION OF INGRIDENTS OF THEIR CHOICE AND THEN PROCEEDED TO THE BOILING POTS TO THE CAMP COOKS TO FINISH THE COOKING. EVERYONE LOVED THE IDEA AND IT MADE A WONDERFUL WAY TO CUSTOMIZE BREAKFAST FOR A LARGE FAMILY. TRY IT !

By SANDY on July 26, 2011

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My friends and I have done this and it is so much easier to make and please a group when they can choose their ingredients. We have fed 7 this way. We learned real quick that it is best to use freezer bags because they are stronger. One friend used a cheaper bag and it broke in the heated water.

By Angie on July 19, 2011

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Love this, but definately a thicker bag is better. I sauteed my onions, bell peppers and mushrooms in butter before putting them in the bag. We like our veggies soft and this works for us, especially camping, imagine that.

By Deborah on July 17, 2011

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I am so excited to try this out! I have never made an omelette this way. Thanks for everyone's comments. Now I know to make sure to use a "heavy-duty" bag AND to not let the water get too hot (Thanks Libby!)

By Lindsay on March 25, 2011

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My two bags bust too. Although one was good to eat and no water hit it. My mom and I share it. It was so yummy. Thanks for the pointers Libbie. I will try again w/ not such hot boiling water. I have to give Paula 4 thumbs up on this. She is an excellent well skilled cook and so adorable. smile

By Brandi on January 09, 2011

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very good recipes.

By margaret on December 22, 2010

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Just tried this recipe and I must say it was the best omelette I've ever had!! I will never make my omelette any other way.

By Angie on December 16, 2010

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I've been trying to make my husband a soft,fluffy omelette for years and never had any luck. I tried Paula's Omelette for a crowd and my husband loved it. He said it was the best omelette he ever had. Thanks Paula, I use alot of your recipes and they always turn out great.

By Anonymous on August 08, 2010

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i havnt tried them yet but even though im not an adult i think it would be a great idea to surprize my parents and brother tomorow for breakfast i hope they turn out well! im so exited i hope they turn out well because i have never made one before. anyway im a big paula deen fan and im so exited wish me luck!

By Anonymous on July 27, 2010

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The omelettes were good. For my son and myself I still had to put ours in a frying pan because we like ours a little hard/brown on the outside. Since everyone likes different ingredients I first mixed the eggs and some milk together and then I added some onions that were already sauteed (I had extra from another recipe). Then I put what each individual liked in their own gallon frezzer bag (one I placed in a quart size bag)I added the eggs and agitaed the bag gently. I cooked all of them for about 12-16 minutes. The bags worked great I kept an eye on them while cooking. I had no melted bags and no holes.

By kljbaker on February 21, 2010

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It is important to use a heavy duty zip lock bag and place it in a "just simmering" pot of water. If the water is too hot, it will melt the bag. Please give it another shot, because it really does work and makes for a fun party!

By Libbie Summers on January 05, 2010

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Everything was great and looking good until we tried to take the bags out of the water. They ripped and the omelets fell into the water, getting covered in melted plastic and completely water logged. This happened to all 5 of the bags- needless to say, my mom's 50th birthday breakfast was ruined.

By Anonymous on January 02, 2010

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