Spinach Scramble Recipe

"Popeye" Breakfast Scramble

Favorite Restaurant Breakfast Recipe

A restaurant recipe for a Spinach Scramble called a "Popeye" Breakfast Scramble? Okay ...The restaurant guests and I like life to be a little fun.

In fact, most of us would like life to be a lot more fun...we need to laugh almost as much as we need to eat.

And if you serve this omelet with fruit or a couple slices of tomato, you will also have a great low carb breakfast to enjoy.

“Popeye” Breakfast Spinach Scramble

Favorite Restaurant Breakfast Recipe

Preparation time: 12 minutes. Servings: 1-2.



  • 1 1/2 teaspoons each of butter and vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh spinach
  • 2 tablespoons diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1-2 ounces Swiss cheese

(Vary the vegetable amounts to your taste)



  • Heat butter and oil over low heat in a 7-8 inch egg pan
  • While the pan is heating, beat the eggs in a small mixing bowl with a wire whip until blended but not frothy
  • When the fat is hot enough to sizzle a drop of water, add the red onion and mushroom
  • Saute' briefly, stirring or shaking the pan often
  • Add the tomatoes and spinach and then add the eggs
  • Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally with a rubber spatula as the eggs cook (please do not over stir or allow the eggs to brown)
  • Remove the eggs from the heat when they are "set" but still soft and moist and immediately top with the cheese and cover briefly to melt
  • Divide in the pan and slide onto plates for two servings or plate whole for one serving

TA-DA! Excellent job!

 Enjoy your restaurant recipe that is called a Popeye Scramble and the company of those you share it with! 


Did you know? Spinach is thought to have originated in ancient Persia (Iran).

Spinach made its way to China in the 7th century when the king of Nepal sent it as a gift to China.

Spinach has a much more recent history in Europe than many other vegetables. It was only brought to that continent in the 11th century, when the Moors introduced it into Spain.

In fact, for a while, spinach was known as "the Spanish vegetable" in England.