Sunday, August 05, 2007

Omelettes for a crowd

We had a FABULOUS vacation with all our family. Well, 27 of us for this particular breakfast. One of the reasons it was so enjoyable was that we all took turns doing the meal planning and cooking. I have to admit I was surrounded by cookers that were better and LIKED it more than me so I only did one meal, but helped with others. The following pictures are from the breakfast Debbie, Heidi and Martha prepared. I think this technique has been around for awhile but it is brand new to me and SO CLEVER!!!

First you get all the fixin's ready for omelettes. Grated cheese, onions peppers, ham, sausage, bacon, whatever you like in your omelette. Lay them out on the table along with a zip lock bag with each persons name on the front. Scramble a dozen or so eggs and have a ladle handy.

So this is how it goes. Each person finds the bag with their name on it, goes around filling it with whatever they want, takes a ladle and a half of egg mix and dumps it in their bag. Zip it.

Pop it in a big pan of boiling water, being careful not to let the air out. They take about 10 to 15 minutes to cook and about half way through you should "stir them" by taking them out of the water and laying them on the counter and just sort of patting them with your hand (which has an oven mitt on because they're hot). You'll know when they're done. Not loose anymore.

We had homefries, english muffins, and bacon along with fresh hot coffee. Yummy! Try it sometime and let me know how it works.


TALL GIRL said...

how cool is this?! I might just do it for the two of us...

Deborah said...

We've done this before. It's so fun. I think we put the eggs in without scrabbling them and then the kids squished them up in the zip lock. That could be asking for a big mess, but it worked out. Yum.