Make No-Pan, Easy Omelets For Camping
Well I’m back. I’ve been rather busy with boy scouts lately and wanted to share a recipe with you that involves camping. My 13 year old is a star scout (for those who know scout ranks). I organized an overnight camp out and one parent provided this delicious breakfast for us to try.
This recipe is very easy to make, super easy to clean up and is prepared in such a way that is customizable for adults and kids alike. Best of all this was a delicious warm omelet that tasted just as good as cooking it at home. I was truly amazed.
In scouting we try to show the boys how to prepare simple yet nutritious meals and this definitely fits the bill. So if you ever go camping give this recipe a try.
I will call it “Omelet In A Pouch”
Here is what you will need:
- quart size zip lock bags, one for each camper
- camp stove to boil water
- pot to boil water
- grated cheese, any kind you like
- chopped ham
- finely chopped onion
- chopped tomato
- sliced mushrooms
- zuchinni, cut into little chunks
- bell pepper, cut into small chunks
Feel free to add any other ingredients you enjoy with eggs.
Place all these ingredients, except the eggs in separate quart-size zip lock bags (before you go camping).
Boil a pot of water on the stove. Take one zip lock bag, add a couple of eggs and squeeze it with your hand a few times to break up and mix the egg. Then add a spoonful or two of any of the ingredients you desire.
Squeeze the bag some more to mix everything up. Remove some of the air from the bag and then Zip the bag closed. Place bag in the boiling water.
I didn’t time how long to boil the bag but I left mine in the boiling water for about 10 minutes. Pull the bag out of the water and check it. With your hand, squeeze the bag to mix the egg around. The outside will cook faster than the inside.
Put the bag back into the boiling water and cook until the egg looks cooked all the way through. I cooked mine for another 5 to 7 minutes.
When the egg is done, pour the “omelet” onto a paper plate and enjoy a nice hot breakfast.
Here’s another good thing to add to this breakfast.
Cook up some sausage links the night before you go camping and place those into a big zip lock bag. Then when you are cooking your eggs, slip this bag of cooked sausage into the boiling water to heat up.
When your omelet is finished cooking you will have some nice warm sausage to go with it.
Clean up is a snap. No dirty pots or pans to wash here. Simply throw your zip lock bags away. If you really feel that you need to save those zip lock bags, you already have hot water for dishes.
The next time I go camping you can bet this will be one of my breakfast meals. Enjoy.