Omelette in a Bag!

When camping we often struggle with meal planning. The most obvious choices are usually barbequing and take out, but there are so many more things you can enjoy for your meals, and many of them can be cooked right over your campfire. I always struggle with breakfast ideas – cold cereal always seems to be the most easy and realistic option, boring right? Yes, boring…..

The next time you go camping, try this cool and fun way to make an omelette….an omelet in a bag! Get the whole family involved when making it, the kids will love to join in.


2 eggs (each person)

1 Tbsp. water

Suggested additional ingredients:

Shredded cheese

Diced tomato

Diced bell peppers

Chopped onion

Sliced mushrooms

Salt and pepper to taste


Bring a large pot of water to a boil over the stove or campfire (appx. 2/3 full). While waiting for the water to boil, crack eggs into a sealable heavy-duty, large freezer bag and add water. Seal and shake, smash, squish the bag… whatever you can to get those eggs really beaten up. Add any remaining ingredients that you would like, press as much air out of the bag as you can and seal tightly. Squish the ingredients around a little bit to get an even distribution. Place bags (up to 6) in the boiling water and cook for 13 minutes (adding 1-2 minutes per additional egg if people want bigger omelettes). Once the eggs are no longer runny and feel like they are set, they are ready! When boiling, make sure the tops of the bag don’t hang out over the edge of the pot, especially if you are doing it over a fire– you don’t want the plastic to melt. Carefully remove the bags from the water. When you open the bag, the omelette should easily slide onto the plate. Top with any additional toppings and enjoy!


Recipe retrieved from:

Janel Genge is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador


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