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Gfed
01-20-2009, 07:18 PM
ok well my mom showed me the easiest way to make an omelet,,, you take a heavy duty zip lock bag (ie the freezer bags work best) take your eggs, whisk them and put them in the bag....add your meats, veggies, cheeses and whatever else you want....shake it up all in the bag real well and then put the bag in a pot of boiling water for 10-13 minutes....open the bag and PLOP you got a perfect omelet!!! i didnt believe it at first but it works!!!

BFGUITAR
01-20-2009, 07:27 PM
Personally I wouldn't eat from food boiled in a plastic bag but that's just me.

Notorious
01-20-2009, 07:32 PM
Yeah, I kinda agree with BF. Wouldn't want any plastic in my food.

Gfed
01-20-2009, 07:35 PM
i understand where ur coming from but you can see and taste that the plastic stays completely intact...but hey to each his own!

etcarl
01-20-2009, 08:15 PM
It works better with a mason jar

BFGUITAR
01-20-2009, 09:00 PM
i understand where ur coming from but you can see and taste that the plastic stays completely intact...but hey to each his own!

Lol you can see the molecules? You must be on acid. And you can't taste it either.

Its not about the plastic it's about what the plastics are treated with that are the main concern. They are perfectly safe but heating to such temperatures compromises mechanical strength of the polymer plastic and as well everything attached to it.

We talked a great deal about this in class with my polymer prof. I would trust her in this regard as this is what she has studied with her entire life.

And I agree fully as well. Low density polyethylene (LDPE) is what those bags are made of. This material is stable at 80 degrees C for extended periods of time, but at boiling temperatures (even a bit lower), the plastic won't withstand the heat for much time. Your talking about boiling temperature and higher... for 12-15 min. When the mechanical strength fails everything that the plastic was treated with will be in your food.

I'm not trying to be an *******, but this is very sound advice. Because you cant see/smell it doesn't mean it's not there. Carbon monoxide doesn't have a smell, colour, or taste and it kills you :).

whiteman90909
01-20-2009, 09:19 PM
That's what we do when camping so there's no cleanup, but I'm sure a small metal bowl submerged in the water would work just as well.

Kella
01-20-2009, 09:24 PM
Sounded like a good idea until BF gave a detailed explanation. http://photosnag.com/img/1927/y08m1110mhmd/2.gif With this method, there probably isn't much smell from the cooking as compared to a standard way of making an omelet.

BFGUITAR
01-20-2009, 09:46 PM
If you don't believe me, set the heat on the stove to the minimum heat required to boil some water (this could take time to find the minimum). Than toss on a bag and watch the glory :D

Gfed
01-21-2009, 12:04 AM
Hey BF you should change your name to Bill Nye!!....well i guess im gunna have to have a talk with my mom and see why shes tryen to poisen me!!!

Brad08
01-21-2009, 08:24 AM
That's actually a pretty cool idea, minus the cancer.

BFGUITAR
01-21-2009, 11:49 AM
If you use a glass container you would be perfectly fine... the melting point for glass is something like a thousand degrees C (your basically trying to melt sand lol).

manowar669
01-21-2009, 11:51 AM
I could make 10 omelettes in a skillet in the time it would take you to boil your water.

hellagrant
01-21-2009, 01:22 PM
If you use a glass container you would be perfectly fine... the melting point for glass is something like a thousand degrees C (your basically trying to melt sand lol).

Glass is a good idea. I don't like how everyone microwaves, boils, etc. plastic bags and containers.

DetailsPlanning
01-26-2009, 01:56 AM
Sounds interesting. The is the most interesting way of preparing your omelet. That's no doubt about it.

manowar669
01-27-2009, 10:05 AM
Reminds me of military duty. On long marches, lots of the guys would put powdered soup mixes in ziplocs with some water inside their coats next to their bodies. Bodyheat+dry soup mix+marching your ass off=soup.

igotmines
03-21-2009, 09:37 AM
cool idea

VikingWarlord
03-21-2009, 10:32 AM
I've done it and can taste the plastic though after years in the kitchen I have a pretty well developed palette. A glass container would work better. I saw someone mention a mason jar.

Rodzilla
04-21-2009, 03:25 AM
wow.

learn to cook in a pan.

BigWooly123
05-01-2009, 01:58 PM
wow.

learn to cook in a pan.

Haha what Rodzilla said..

eazy_e_6901
05-01-2009, 04:54 PM
couldn't hurt to try it once