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June 19, 2006

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FloridaCracker

I'm filing this one under "Things I Never Tried".

Laura

Crackers... dare ya! ;)

Nils

Sounds like the perfect solution to the South Beach breakfast blues!

Laura

Nils, hadn't even thought of SBD at the time. Great idea for a low carb brex party! LOL

Nils

Now, if there was only something a person could add so that after two straight weeks, you actually feel like eating the damn eggs!

Terri

Great idea, however, I think I'll stick with my generator and the good old fashioned stove to prepare an omelette.
Must admit though, this IS pretty clever!

Catheroo

Wow. I've never heard of this cooking method for omelets, nor do I consider an omelet a "party" food. But I do like that it removes the "folding" step. I always screw that up. That's not enough to entice me to try this though. I would just stock up on Oreo cookies.

Old Horsetail Snake

So, this better than Trail Mix, huh?

InterstellarLass

Oh dear. Reminds me of when I made "Egg McMuffins" with the Girl Scouts using tin cans for egg molds over sterno cans.

Seamus

I'm just gonna have to try this - I'm like that you know! :)

Solstice pics are up! More throughout the week! :D

kenju

I received the same email and I plan to try them at the earliest opportunity. If you or anyone else tries them - let me know what you think.

Charles

Wow... this would be good for camping, too! Huh!

Sharon

I think this is a GREAT idea and probably will be the best omelet you'll ever have! After Wilma last year and cooking on our grill for over two weeks, this will be a wonderful addition to our BBQ Hurricane recipes! We will definitely be trying this!

Sharon

Sorry Charles,

I somehow posted my comment under your name!

colleen

I love survival tidbits...but I would worry about the plastic chemicals leaking out.

Remember that saying "it's so hot you could fry an egg on the sidewalk?" Wonder how many people have tried.

Sandy of AIP

I truely love omelets, but I just want to say...Yuk to this method of cooking one. I guess in a pinch it might not be so baaaad.

Cathy

I thought the ziploc omelet was a great idea until I found this article. Do not do this..


Say "NO" to the ZIPLOC OMELET
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 3, 2006
I thought it was important to respond to a questionably safe Food Fad, the ZIPLOC OMELET. It is the latest NOT recommended fad. Please... DON'T try this at home and we will tell you exactly why. What is circulating around again is instructions on cooking omelets in Ziploc bags. This is not recommended until further research is done on cooking with plastics. There is still question about the cancer causing breakdown of plastics and their contact with food during cooking.


We have contacted the Ziploc company and they replied by telling us that ZIPLOC® brand Bags cannot be used to boil food. They also told us that they do not manufacture a "boilable" bag.... yet.


They do not recommend using any ZIPLOC® brand Bag in boiling water, or to "boil" in the microwave. ZIPLOC® brand Bags are made from polyethylene plastic with a softening point of approximately 195 degrees Fahrenheit. By pouring near boiling water (water begins to boil at 212 degrees) into the bag, or putting the bag into the water, the plastic could begin to melt. Might I add that eggs and cheese have fat which gets much hotter than water thus the likelihood of melting the plastic increases.


It is so easy to start something unhealthy like the idea of a ZIPLOC OMELET. All you have to do is type it up and send it out to everyone you know via e-mail. It spreads like wild fire. The ZIPLOC OMELET instructions start out by telling you "This works great !!!" But who ever started the idea had not contacted the company who manufactures the bag to see if such cooking techniques were recommended. Therefore people receiving the instructions might just assume this idea is safe and it is not.


The specific concern centers on the possible contamination of foods with known carcinogens that may be present in plastic containers and wraps.


This issue is certain to generate much research to clarify the potential risks. Until this issue is fully resolved, consumers who want to take a cautious approach should not use Ziploc type bags for boiling food in water or in the microwave. People should continue making omelets the old traditional way until plastic bag manufacturers come out with an approved safe bag that while heated containing food will produce no carcinogens.


McLean County Extension | Nutrition & Health
Contact Us
For more information, please contact:
Robin Bagwell
Nutrition/Family Life
McLean County Unit
402 North Hershey Road
Bloomington, IL 61704
Phone: 309-663-8306
FAX: 309-663-8270
bagwell@uiuc.edu


Cathy

I thought the ziploc omelet was a great idea until I found this article. Do not do this.. Sorry, I should have researched this first..

Say "NO" to the ZIPLOC OMELET
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 3, 2006
I thought it was important to respond to a questionably safe Food Fad, the ZIPLOC OMELET. It is the latest NOT recommended fad. Please... DON'T try this at home and we will tell you exactly why. What is circulating around again is instructions on cooking omelets in Ziploc bags. This is not recommended until further research is done on cooking with plastics. There is still question about the cancer causing breakdown of plastics and their contact with food during cooking.


We have contacted the Ziploc company and they replied by telling us that ZIPLOC® brand Bags cannot be used to boil food. They also told us that they do not manufacture a "boilable" bag.... yet.


They do not recommend using any ZIPLOC® brand Bag in boiling water, or to "boil" in the microwave. ZIPLOC® brand Bags are made from polyethylene plastic with a softening point of approximately 195 degrees Fahrenheit. By pouring near boiling water (water begins to boil at 212 degrees) into the bag, or putting the bag into the water, the plastic could begin to melt. Might I add that eggs and cheese have fat which gets much hotter than water thus the likelihood of melting the plastic increases.


It is so easy to start something unhealthy like the idea of a ZIPLOC OMELET. All you have to do is type it up and send it out to everyone you know via e-mail. It spreads like wild fire. The ZIPLOC OMELET instructions start out by telling you "This works great !!!" But who ever started the idea had not contacted the company who manufactures the bag to see if such cooking techniques were recommended. Therefore people receiving the instructions might just assume this idea is safe and it is not.


The specific concern centers on the possible contamination of foods with known carcinogens that may be present in plastic containers and wraps.


This issue is certain to generate much research to clarify the potential risks. Until this issue is fully resolved, consumers who want to take a cautious approach should not use Ziploc type bags for boiling food in water or in the microwave. People should continue making omelets the old traditional way until plastic bag manufacturers come out with an approved safe bag that while heated containing food will produce no carcinogens.


McLean County Extension | Nutrition & Health
Contact Us
For more information, please contact:
Robin Bagwell
Nutrition/Family Life
McLean County Unit
402 North Hershey Road
Bloomington, IL 61704
Phone: 309-663-8306
FAX: 309-663-8270
bagwell@uiuc.edu


Cathy

Sorry Sandy, It got posted under your name somehow...

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