Camping season is coming up and it’s time to start planning your meals! Breakfast can be messy and time consuming when all you want to do it get out and start enjoying your vacation. It is very tempting to go extremely easy and buy some donuts or instant oatmeal for breakfast, but resist the urge. Eggs in a bag is healthy, easy, fun, and almost no mess!
Eggs in a bag can be simplified even more if you prep before you go. I highly recommend cutting up all your fixings before go. And while we’re on the subject, I recommend buying a chopper like this Vidalia Chopper or this one which has one more blade. It will seriously save you soooooo much time and I use it ALL the time!
Ingredients can be anything that you would normally put in an omelet. In my experience, they do not need to be pre-cooked (except if you’re adding meat). If you prefer to cook the veggies first, that is totally fine too.
Here are some options for your eggs in a bag:
Eggs (2 or 3 per person)
chopped bell peppers
chopped tomato (fresh or sun dried)
Sides to add after the eggs have cooked:
Greek Yogurt (or sour cream)
Cheese (feta or manchego are great options)
Tortilla to wrap it in (optional – I prefer Ezekiel brand which is a sprouted grain tortilla shell)
Seasonings – salt, pepper, thyme, chives, parsely
Freezer Ziploc Baggies (sandwich or quart size)
Large pot for boiling water
Stove or fire to boil water
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil
- While waiting for the water to boil, set up a buffet line with all the ingredients
- Choose all the ingredients you’d like in your “omelet” and put into the Ziploc bag, including the eggs.
- Close the bag and smoosh all the ingredients together (this is the fun part!) Make SURE to get as much air out as possible or it will expand like a balloon.
- Label your baggie with your name or a fun drawing
- Drop the baggie into a pot of boiling water. The eggs cook faster if you can lay your bag flat on it’s side. You can even stack a couple bags on top of each other.
- After a few minutes, flip the bag if not already fully submerged.
- Using a pair of tongs, grab the bag and check your eggs every few minutes for done-ness. The time it takes to cook totally depends on how hot the water is and how much stuff you have in your bag.
- When you can squeeze the bag (with the Ove Glove) and there is no runny liquid, your eggs are done. (If you are adding cheese, it is harder to tell if the eggs are done, so I recommend waiting to add cheese until after you are done cooking the egg baggie.)
At this point you are done. Add the toppings of your choice and a tortilla if you’d like a burrito style breakfast.