Hi everybody. I have seen this recipe being posted in quite a few places. While there is a boiling bag (vacuum sealed) that is safe for this omelet, a ziploc one is not. Please read the following before you decide to try this recipe. I found this on the internet and do not know Doris.
Subject: Re: [Facs] Omelet in a bag safety concern
I have been concerned about the safety of the “Omelet in a Bag” recipe
ever since it was published in our local newspaper several years ago.
There is a difference between plastic for food storage and plastic that
is safe for cooking. I decided to email the SCJohnson Corporation that
manufactures the Ziploc products for their opinion. Here is a “cut &
paste” from the response that I received from them:
Thank you for your e-mail. We always appreciate hearing from our
Regarding your inquiry, ZIPLOC® brand Bags cannot be used to boil
food. Unfortunately, we do not manufacture a “boilable” bag.
We 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.
Thanks again for your e-mail so we could give you the information you
requested. If you have future comments or product information needs, we
invite you to visit or e-mail us again at www.scjbrands.com.
Consumer Relationship Center
SC Johnson, A Family Company
Toll Free Number: 1-800-558-5252