Omelette made with cheese, spinach and lump crab meat and served with buttered toast.
45 Minutes or Less,  Breakfast,  Dinner,  Eggs,  Holidays

Fresh Spinach and Lump Crab Meat Omelettes

Amazon Affiliate disclosure: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post may contain affiliate links. Visit amusingfoodie.com for recipes and more!

Breakfast for dinner can happen on a special occasion too — like these fresh spinach and lump crab meat omelettes!

Omelette made with cheese, spinach and lump crab meat and served with buttered toast.

When the kids were little, my husband and I typically spent most of our Valentine’s Days at home.

It can get complicated to find a babysitter, especially on a school night, and sometimes the hassle of securing a reservation on a night packed with other restaurant-goers just doesn’t seem worth it.

Instead I’d splurge a little at the grocery store and after the kids were in bed — you know, the days when bedtime was six thirty or seven in the evening — we’d eat something a little fancier, just the two of us.

Close up of an omelette made with cheese, spinach and lump crab meat and served with buttered toast.

Cooking in doesn’t have to mean hours of prep for an intricate spread.

Instead, I’d focus on something a little more special than your average “meat and potatoes” dinner, and generally with seafood or a special cut of beef.

I’ve made crab cakes, filet mignon, fresh steamed lobster, pan seared scallops and my husband has even taken over chef duties to prepare a homemade crab imperial!

Close up of omelette made with cheese, spinach and lump crab meat and served with buttered toast.

One year we took a little “trip” to Paris for Valentine’s Day — something quick and simple for our Feb. 14 dinner: fresh spinach and lump crab meat omelettes.

Omelette made with fresh lump crab meat, cheese and spinach. Served with buttered toast.

Breakfast for dinner is always a fun event, especially when you can dress things up a bit and pivot to a fancier meal. 

In this case, the blend of sweet and savory between the eggs, fresh crab meat and cheese is absolutely divine! Each bite melts in your mouth…

Bon appétit!

Omelette made with fresh lump crab meat, cheese and spinach. Served with buttered toast.

Fresh Spinach and Lump Crab Meat Omelettes

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

These fresh spinach and lump crab meat omelettes are great for a fancier "breakfast for dinner."

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 2 slices American cheese (or use 1/2 cup shredded cheddar or gruyere)
  • 2 tablespoons jumbo lump crab meat
  • 1/4 cup fresh spinach, prepped chiffonade-style
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Instructions

  1. Add 1 tablespoon of the butter to a small non-stick skillet and set over medium heat.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk 2 eggs and 1 tablespoon milk together in a small bowl. When the butter has turned frothy, pour the egg mixture into the skillet and then slowly turn the skillet so the egg coats the bottom and about 1/8″ up the sides. Cover the top, and let cook for 1-2 minutes, or until the egg looks almost set – but still a little glossy.
  3. Sprinkle half the parsley, salt and pepper onto the egg, then add half the cheese, crab meat and spinach to one side of the round.
  4. Using a rubber spatula, gently lift the side without any toppings, and slowly fold it over in half to form a semi-circle.
  5. Add a heart-shaped piece of American cheese to the top, sprinkle it with a little more parsley, add a 1/4 teaspoon water to the pan, and then re-cover it for about 30 seconds – just long enough to melt the heart a little.
  6. Repeat steps 1-5 for the second omelette, or make them at the same time if you have more than one non-stick skillet.

Notes

Serve with a side of buttered toast and a small handful of fresh spinach, dressed with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 325Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 427mgSodium: 802mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 18g

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Facebook

 

Hi, I'm Liza, a self-proclaimed word-nerd who loves getting sucked into whimsical stories and epic movies. I have laid-back, practical attitude towards life, and as a foodie at heart, I relish the chance to both cook and eat. (No picky-eater here!) I'm always on the hunt for the perfect mojito, inspiration for another tattoo and time to finish my novel.

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.