A TikTok user is going viral after sharing a hack for how to make an omelet in a bag —
but not everyone agrees it’s a good idea.
The breakfast-making hack was shared by user Kyle Istook.
Istook’s omelet-cooking method begins with the TikToker cracking a few eggs into a Ziplock bag.
From there, Istook squeezes the eggs to break them up, then adds some salt, pepper and shredded cheese.
Finally, Istook drops his bag into a pot of boiling water, eventually removing it to reveal a rounded, fully cooked omelet.
“Not really sure if it’s safe to boil plastic,” one user wrote.
As CNET reported in 2018, cooking food in a plastic bag is essentially a homemade version of sous vide-style cooking.
Research has shown that Ziplock bags will
begin melting at a temperature of around 195 degrees Fahrenheit, which is below water’s boiling temperature.
So is Istook’s hack safe? At a lower temperature, most likely.
Is it actually a good way to make breakfast? That’s another question entirely