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Old 06-19-2012, 01:49 PM   #1
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I wanted to cook eggs, in Zip Lock plastic bags, in boling water, on an up coming camping trip but ran into conflicting info regarding the safety issue. SO i called the Zip Lock people who said DO NOT DO THAT, That is enough for me, will find some alternative. Just wanted to share. Don't want to be feeding my kids, grand kids and that one adorable great grand something that isn't 100% A. O.K.
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:52 PM   #2
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How about these or oven bags?

Amazon.com: PanSaver EZ Clean Multi-Use Cooking Bags Slow Cooker Liners: Kitchen & Dining
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:56 PM   #3
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I think that plastics can release harmful chemicals when exposed to heat. They even say not to leave plastic bottles of water in a hot environment like car or trailer.

Boiling eggs in the shell inside a plastic bag seems less likely to impart chemicals into the egg, but perhaps the shell is still somewhat porous. Best to err on the side of safety and health.

It seems like one would have to still place the eggs (bag or no bag) in water to boil; I can't imagine just a plastic bag full of eggs and water, placed over an open fire or on the grill, without the bag melting. So I'm wondering what purpose the bag would play?
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Tom, They are 4 liners for 6$, getting pretty expensive but at least safe. Will have to see how many people we need to feed or if we can combine the same kinds of omlets in one bag - I mean make 6 ham, cheese, onion omlets in one bag and share them out. May work. Thank you very much.
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Not to point out the obvious... but they have this thing called a "pot" that you boil water in. Put water in pot. Put eggs in water. Heat. Or am I missing something?
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Boil in the bag

We make boil in the bag three egg omelets when camping. Put the eggs , meat, vegetables and cheese in a ziplock bag , boil for 16 minutes and enjoy
I do not know which is less healthy the omelet or the bag ?
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Tom, They are 4 liners for 6$, getting pretty expensive but at least safe. Will have to see how many people we need to feed or if we can combine the same kinds of omlets in one bag - I mean make 6 ham, cheese, onion omlets in one bag and share them out. May work. Thank you very much.
My point was that they make bags specifically for cooking in - also called oven bags. The link was an example, not a recommendation.
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boiling in ziplock bags.

We have been camping since the 1970's and have been making meals up at home, then freeze them in "Seal-A-Meal" bags. These act as "ice" in the cooler to keep other things cold. We simply boil water in a pot, place the seal-a-meal bag in the water, and your meals (ie scrambled eggs with sausage and cheese, or meat loaf, potatoes ... etc ) ready to eat. You then have the hot water necessary to wash dishes or kids with.
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Bags & Rolls - Seal-a-MealŪ Vacuum Sealer Products
"Our multi-layer storage bags are specially designed to protect food from freezer burn. Choose from the 8" and 11" bag roll assortment to make custom-sized bags or use pre-cut quart and gallon size bags. All of our bags are safe for microwave or boil-in-the-bag heating. "
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an oncologist that i work with has been emphatically saying for many years not to heat plastic--either by boiling or by using the microwave....due to the noxious and poisonous chemicals that are released when any plastic is heated up.
i figure i'll listen to an oncologist...instead of seeking his services after i disregard his preachings.
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I feel like I already throw away enough plastic in my life that I can at least skip cooking inside it, too. The idea of a single-use product that lasts forever is a little bit insane. But that's just me. I don't mind cleaning a pan after cooking.
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The other thing that it might be wise to consider avoiding is Teflon-cooking , not only does it not taste as good as when using pots or pans with a ceramic lining ( which is also non-stick - easy clean ), but it is advisable to not have a "canary "in the same area as cooking with teflon !
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WoW! Love all the replys, many interesting opinions. After reading all this and a good think--- I think I am just going to keep making omlets in my good old cast iron skillet, the one my mom started house keeping in...(remember this campout is to celebrate my 70th so this is an old skillet) I understand the novety of putting your own egg(s) in your own bag, adding the ingredients you want and dropping it in the boiling water BUT we'll do it my way..that's another advantage of being the old girl. bless you all..
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I have used these bags in my slow cooker,they do make clean easy when camping.The DOWN side ,that I have found, is that it takes Longer to cook with them. Example being...I like to cook a big Pot Roast in my slow cooker when camping ,so I thought this bag would be great for camping,veggies got done just fine...but the meat took almost twice as long to cook. My DD has used a dutch Oven liner and she says it takes longer for things to cook in the DO when she uses liners.
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