Recipe of the Month – Omelets in a Bag

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August 25, 2014

Make a tasty omelet right at your campsite, no muss – no fuss. Best of all, each camper can choose their own ingredients for a custom breakfast (or dinner) delight!


  • Eggs (2-3 eggs per person)
  • Cheese (favorite flavor, shredded)
  • Ham
  • Green peppers
  • Quart size freezer bags


  • Break 2-3 eggs into a quart size Ziploc freezer bag
  • Beat with a spoon until frothy
  • Drop ham, green, peppers, cheese, etc. into baggie, work with hands until mixed
  • Drop baggie (or several baggies) into a pot of boiling water
  • Let cook for 5-10 minutes, remove with tongs
  • Season with salt and pepper

*Note from KOA: Halfway through cooking, remove with tongs and break up the egg mixture to ensure the omelet cooks all the way through. 

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  • dewinner

    Being green is out the window with huge RV’s and trailers, quads and toys! Why do people always have to whine?? Kids get worse chemicals just breathing our air and using the microwave and eating at fast food drive thru’s! When I go camping I love cooking over an open fire or with a coleman stove, isn’t that all part of it? Thanks for the tip I will try anything once when we have the kids!

  • Deborah


    This sounds like a great idea!

    When we go camping we, live out of one cooler, 2 tents, one pot and a two burner stove (soon to drop down to one, not enough space lol) My tummy always growls when I smell people cooking bacon and eggs in the morning. We just don’t want the hassle of bringing a frying pan plus we don’t have the space. I would do this for one morning per trip :) I think I might cook some bacon at home and pack it. That would go great with the eggs and not take up much room in the cooler.

    I read all the comments and it seems like freezer bags would be the best?

    • psmulvaney

      Hi Deborah, sounds like you have a good system. Wish I was that organized! A sturdy freezer bag always works for our family. My daughter loves to choose her own ingredients. Happy Camping, Polly Mulvaney, KOA

  • marie

    If you don’t want to cook the bacon, try precooked bacon sold in stores like Costco or Smart and Final. I use it all the time and love the ease of it. You can also use liquid eggs which can be found in any grocery store (Costco only has liquid egg whites).

    • psmulvaney

      Thanks Marie for the great suggestions!
      Polly Mulvaney from KOA

  • Hosannah

    been making these for years – they are great

  • sami

    Im pour it out of the bag right?

    • psmulvaney

      Hi Sami,
      Yes, the omelet cooks right in the bag and then your pour it out. So fun. Hope you try it on your next camping adventure.
      Take care, Polly Mulvaney, KOA

  • Sue Maki

    Drop bag in water?!?!?! Wow, I’m surprised the plastic doesn’t melt. I presume that’s why you suggest FREEZER bags because those are thicker. Sounds like a great idea.

  • Victoria

    Warning: I learned that plastics when heated gives off TOXINS called ‘DIOXIN’. This does not happen when any kind of plastics are cooled down instead of heated up. That is why, it is not good to leave your plastics like water bottles, food container in your car parked under the sun even for few minutes while you are shopping in some grocery stores. Just some thoughts, Victoria

  • j smith

    This works great but only if you use FREEZER bags, as suggested. We use a marker to put our name on the bag, kids love it!