Spinach Omelet the Perfect Gaps Meal

20 May

The GAPS/SDC diets require some forethought into what is for dinner.  We all have unexpected events that interupt our days and our meal planning. My family has always liked omelets and so for us the omelet is a regular favorite meal.

Omelets are quick and easy to make.  The other benefit to omelets is they can be stuffed with just about anything that your family likes and they go well with a variety of side dishes.

One of our favorites is spinach with cheese.   I cook a bag of frozen spinach up with some onion and mushrooms and keep it warm while I am making the omelets

The secret to a good omelet is not to let it brown.  Eggs are not meant to be browned. Once they reach that point of doneness the flavor begins to change to something less than desirable. Eggs whites are best cooked to just barely done.

When making an omelet, you do not need a fancy omelet skillet, they can be made in any good skillet. The skillet needs to be evenly heated to a med-low heat before pouring in the eggs.

While the skillet is heating prepare your stuffing and set aside.

Next whip up 2 or 3 eggs in a bowl.

Add a tablespoon of butter to your skillet and pour in the eggs.

Then take a fork and draw in the eggs in from the outer edge into the center of the pan allowing the uncooked egg to fill in the spaces in the skillet. (You may want to lift the pan and rotate it a bit at this point)

If there is a lot of uncooked egg you may want to repeat the above process.

I cover my skillet with a lid and let the eggs steam for about a minute this is usually enough to firm up any uncooked portion of the omelet.

Once done, I quickly add in the stuffing, fold the omelet over and transfer it to a plate.  When making several I then place the plate in the oven to keep it warm.

Once you are comfortable with the process, this is one of the quickest SCD/GAPS meal that you can make. So the next time you forgot to plan or something comes up that keeps you from getting your regular meal prepared remember the simple and fast omelet.


Posted by on May 20, 2012 in Eggs, Spinach


4 responses to “Spinach Omelet the Perfect Gaps Meal

  1. Carol Noren Johnson

    May 20, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Love omelets and cooked spinach is better for you than fresh I head. Cooked spinach is supposed to be one of the five super foods that also includes tumeric (I get tumeric pills from Vitacost for my husband), tomatoes, almonds and dark chocolate. Are any of these on GAP besides spinach?

    • basicgaps

      May 21, 2012 at 12:58 pm

      Yes, we can eat all of those things except the dark chocolate that has to be added in much later…

  2. kerrichka

    May 21, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Looks very yummy! I agree, no brown, crispy eggs please. This is the way I like them, warm and soft, I’m drooling over the cheese, we are all looking forward to that new addition to our diet when the time comes.

  3. Racheal

    May 26, 2012 at 12:27 am

    MMMM….we had omlettes last night–only it was peppers and onion (S kindly removed the mushrooms out the stuff she put in mine 🙂 ). We had fried turnips on the side. BTW, turnips fried in palm oil are actually (don’t have a heart attack!!) good. And yes, Miss Turnip-hater just said that.



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