Green Eggs and Ham (I Will Eat Them Anywhere!)

green eggs and ham

Photo by Kim Conte

Green eggs and ham is the perfect green meal for St. Patrick's Day or anytime you want to pay homage to Dr. Seuss and Sam-I-am.


Anyone can add green food coloring to eggs, but this recipe tints the eggs naturally with spinach and basil, which you can't really taste once it's cooked. I also find that you're more likely to get a greener color if you use egg whites instead of whole eggs -- plus it's healthier!

Green Eggs and Ham (serves 4-6)

1 16-oz carton egg whites (or whites from 10 large eggs)

1/2 cup milk or cream

1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

3 cups fresh spinach leaves and/or basil

Salt and pepper

2 slices ham, cut into thin strips

In a food processor, puree spinach and basil. Whisk together egg whites, milk/cream, cheese, and salt and pepper in large bowl. Stir in spinach/basil and ham strips. Spray large oven-safe skillet with cooking spray and heat on stove-top, medium heat. Pour egg mixture into skillet, and let cook for 5-8 minutes until it starts to harden. Move skillet to oven and bake at 350 until cooked through -- about 25-30 minutes.

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