Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - Blog on a Log

Mess-Free Camp Cooking: Easy Egg Scramble in a Bag

'Bag boiling' is a great way to cook around the campfire with no messy pot cleanup. We met with Breakfast Television Winnipeg to share one of our favourite recipes for eating well in the great outdoors: Egg Scramble in a Bag


(Perfect for No-Mess Camping Breakfasts and Picky Eaters!)

Ingredients (per camper):

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 handful shredded cheese (~1/2 cup)


  • 3T diced onion
  • 3T diced green pepper
  • 2 slices thick cut ham or back bacon, cubed
  • 3T salsa
  • Cracked black pepper

At-Home Prep

In individual, sandwitch-sized bags combine eggs, cheese and whatever optional ingredients desired by each camper.  Seal, squeezing out as much air as possible, and mix well by shaking/massaging the bag.  If you have created different recipes, write the campers' name on each bag with a permanent sharpie marker.  Keep refrigerated or in a cooler until cooking.

At the Campsite

Boil water in a large enough pot to fit all the bags.  When water is boiling, add bags directly to the pot and cook for approximately 14 minutes, or until contents do not look runny. When done, remove bags from the water (carefully!- use tongs or pliers).  Open or cut bags, and roll out a delicious egg scramble breakfast, ready to eat!  Dispose of used bags in a bear-safe garbage site, and use the boiled water for coffee, hot chocolate, or washing dishes.


  • Kids can have fun helping choose the ingredients their own scramble concoctions, and squishing the bags to mix all the ingredients together!
  • Do not be tempted to leave the edges of bags hanging over the sides of the pot for easy access.  The plastic will not melt if submerged in the water, but may melt against the hot outer side of the pot.