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Company Invents Shelf-Stable Omelettes That Can Last An Entire Year

When we think of omelettes, the image that comes to mind is fluffy eggs cooked to order with a multitude of fresh, savory ingredients. It’s a great morning meal to kick off the day, and doesn’t take too much time to make.

For those looking to the extremes of convenience, though, there are shelf-stable omelettes being invented that not only take out the need for cooking altogether, but can last an entire year.

shelf-stable omelettesPhoto courtesy of Scramblers

Created by Scramblers, these “omelette bars” are meant to serve as a keto-friendly substitute to breakfast bars, protein bars, and yogurts. They come in three different flavors: Bacon and Egg with Cheese, Spinach & Feta, and Spicy Chicken Sausage. Each one has 10 grams of protein and only 1-3 grams of carbs, and gets its 12-month shelf life without the use of any preservatives.

Normally, eggs tend to go bad within just a few days, so extending that timeline to an entire year seems slightly unreal. However, co-founder Dan Kaplan stated that the company uses a “patent-pending” technology that cooks the eggs under a combination of pressure and heat that makes them shelf-stable. Kaplan described the method briefly, saying that the eggs are heat-sealed inside their packaging prior to cooking.

In the food industry, similar processes exist, including what is used for canning procedures. A newer process, microwave assisted thermal sterilization, is also being used to create shelf-stable meals, but it’s unclear how similar Scramblers’ patented method is to those processing techniques. The eggs are cooked in their packaging, helping to protect them during their 12-month shelf life.

While convenience is the key selling point of these shelf-stable omelettes, Kaplan’s team has poured a lot into their quality as well. Clean-label ingredients like eggs, ghee, bacon, and sausage are used to create each product, and each of these is transparently sourced.

For those who are off-put at the idea of eating a room temperature omelette, they can be microwaved in their packaging for 10-15 seconds to bring them up to temperature. They can then be eaten on their own, or mixed into various items to add protein to a meal. Some of the ideas that have come up so far, including making a quick “sandwich” using a piece of bread, adding it to salads, or even breaking one up into some rice.

It sounds a little strange to be eating an omelette that can last for an entire year, however, technology has gotten us to the point where we can do this safely and in a tasty manner, meaning that we don’t have to fresh cook eggs every time we want to whip up a quick omelette.

Scramblers is currently live as a project on Kickstarter, where they have already completed over two-thirds of their funding goal. If fully funded, they plan to launch their product in early 2019, starting out with sales through their website, Amazon, and possibly Thrive Market. The average cost of a bar is expected to be that of “clean protein and meat bars already on the market,” according to Kaplan, and average under $3 per bar in the funding options available on Kickstarter.

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Kinda Funny Launches Their Own Cooking Series In ‘Cooking With Greggy’

We were always hoping Kinda Funny would delve into the food scene. The online treasure trove of video game, comic book, and entertainment content has always been a guilty pleasure of ours to delve into after a long work day. We never thought they’d have time to step into an entirely new medium. Looks like our prayers have been answered.

Not too long ago, Greg Miller found a passion for cooking that had him sharing his home cooked meals on his personal Instagram account under the hashtag #CookingWithGreggy.

Just one more meal to make and then #cookingwithgreggy is in the books. Been great so far. Hope people watch. 😅

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Now, the co-founder of the immensely popular online entertainment company has his very own cooking show: Cooking With Greggy.

In the first episode, Greg creates the “perfect breakfast” of omelettes and potatoes. Between his nonchalant cooking style, his banter with cameraman Nick, and his TEAM FAT apron, we can see this new series being a humorous breath of fresh air in the YouTube cooking space.

Check out the first episode in the video above. Patreon subscribers can also get each new episode a week early.

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Fast Food

Carl’s Jr. Stuffs Two Omelets into a Biscuit, Loads of Cheese and Meat

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Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s are packing twice as many omelets this week with their new breakfast entry, the Double Loaded Omelet Biscuit. Because there’s no time these days to sit down and enjoy an omelet, the fast food chain has sandwiched a couple eggy babies between two biscuits. Hey, you won’t hear any complaints on our end. We’re drooling over here.

The Double Loaded Omelet Biscuit features two folded-egg omelets stuffed with sausage, bacon, ham, and shredded Jack and cheddar cheeses. Because two types of cheeses weren’t enough, the sandwich is topped with yet another slice of cheese, this time American. All that is served between two “Made from Scratch” Carl’s biscuits.

Patrons can purchase the Double Loaded Omelet Biscuit for either $2.79 individually or for $4.49 in a combo meal that comes with Hash Rounds and a beverage; prices may vary depending on the location. The biscuit sandwich will be available today at all Hardee’s locations and on October 22 at all Carl’s Jr. locations.

We hope biscuits are getting cool again because, honestly, they’re the most under-appreciated breakfast starch around. Everyone seems to go for the waffles and the wraps these days. #biscuitlove

H/T GrubGrade