German Spinach Omelet

Did you know that the German lunch consists always of a warm meal. In my childhood we never ate a big warm dinner. Never. If we had some warm meal in the evening then it was small and light, like an omelet, fried egg or Griesbrei (semolina pudding).
A spinach omelet is easy to make and it’s a healthy alternative for a cold lunch. Why? A good lunch takes care of 30 percent of the overall calories which the body needs a day. Such a lunch replaces a warm dinner.
You can also add it to a brunch buffet or have it as a light dinner.

Things You’ll Need:

• 4 eggs
• 4 table spoon milk or cream
• 1 red pepper and 1 green pepper or mushrooms
• 100 gr frozen or fresh spinach (or mixed vegetable)or fresh spinach
• salt, pinch of nutmeg

Serves 2 persons

– Mix the eggs with milk or cream, salt and fresh nutmeg
– Cut the red and green pepper into little pieces
– Defrost the spinach in a strainer (don’t use the micro wave)
– Braise pepper with butter lightly in a pan
– Add the eggs, stir it one time then add the spinach on the top
– Let it cook on low heat reduce until the eggs are semi-solid (use a lid but don’t have it completely closed)

Serve it like a pizza with boiled potatoes or natural and organic bread.
You also can add boiled rice or millet to the omelet.

Tips & Warnings

• Use fresh or frozen vegetable instead of vegetable in cans
• Use whenever fresh herbs; you can have some of the important herbs in little pots in the kitchen (like parsley, thyme or basil) or have an extra herb collection in your garden or on the balcony.
• Try not to use the micro-wave oven whenever you can; I hardly never use it

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About gabrielle

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One Response to German Spinach Omelet

  1. Grazina says:

    Same thing when I was little – main meal more or less lunch time, and then cold supper. I think that it was actually much healthier than eating a big meal as late as we have dinners now, sometimes just before you go to bed.

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