Green Eggs and Ham


Wednesdays have quickly become my favorite night to relax in front of the TV because I love Top Chef and have become addicted to Glee. I was so disappointed this week when Glee wasn’t on due to the World Series and the “Top Chef All Stars Dinner” was on instead of a new episode. I thought it was pretty boring overall, but did perk up a bit when they showed the clip of Carla working her magic and whipping up an incredibly creative green eggs and ham dish. Why didn’t I think of that? I loved all the Dr. Seuss books growing up – in fact, “Go Dog Go” was the first book I could read by myself. Anyway, I decided to come up with my own version of green eggs and ham as a little tribute to Carla, who SO should have won last season!

I knew I wanted to make the eggs green naturally, so I decided to whip the eggs together with spinach and basil until they were well incorporated in the food processor and then scramble them. I topped the eggs with a bit of crispy prosciutto for my ham component. The basil flavor really came through and I thought this was a great way to sneak in some spinach. I also really enjoyed the contrast of the soft eggs with the crispy prosciutto. This is another recipe I look forward to making for our future kiddos someday!

Green Eggs and Ham
Printable Recipe

1/2 tablespoon olive oil
2 slices prosciutto, chopped
1/3 cup cooked chopped spinach
8 fresh basil leaves
4 eggs
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon salt

Heat olive oil over medium high heat in a large nonstick skillet and sauté prosciutto 3 to 5 minutes or until crispy. Remove prosciutto from the pan and drain on paper towels.

Meanwhile, place spinach, basil, eggs, milk, and salt in a food processor and mix until well blended. Place eggs in the same pan the prosciutto was cooked in and sauté 2 to 3 minutes or until cooked, stirring frequently. Top scrambled eggs with crispy prosciutto. Makes 2 servings.

Nutrition: 189 calories, 13.8g fat, 0.8g fiber, 13.2g protein per serving
Cost: $1.20 per serving

39 Responses to Green Eggs and Ham

  1. I was worried when I sat down to watch Glee on my Tivo and there was none. I was afraid it messed up and didn’t record it.

    I love the green eggs and ham!

  2. Yum, basil-y green eggs and ham. Sounds delicious. 😀 I remember I ate this in first grade once, but with green food coloring. 😉 Thank you for the recipe!

  3. Is Glee that good? I still haven’t gotten around to it despite some good words by people around. Maybe I should start…

    Oh anyway your green eggs look amazing. I’m gonna badger the wife to try them out haha.

  4. What great looking green eggs and ham. I named my late cat Sam-I-Am because I got him after Dr. Seuss passed away.

    Oh dear. I love Glee too. Thank goodness baseball is over so we get our Glee back! :) – mary

  5. what a flub of a top chef reunion episode. moving on to brighter things, though–i do love carla and her green eggs and ham, and your version of it looks great! the crispy pig is a great little topper, too. :)

  6. I love Top Chef as well but am dreadfully behind on the episodes! I have resorted to watching them on Megavideo since I don’t have a tv.

    I love your natural green eggs and ham idea! With the basil and spinach, it is almost like pesto-flavored eggs. And you can’t go wrong there. The future kiddos will love this, I’m sure.

  7. I love Wednesday nights for those same 2 shows! And Hootie, I’ve missed her. Besides Brian and his bad attitude, there isn’t anyone on this season that really makes you laugh.

  8. so clever! My daughter is currently obsessed with The Cat in the Hat and Dr. Seuss’ ABC. Since she is also an enormous scrambled egg fan, I think this dish is right up her alley!

  9. I saw this episode too – your version looks great!!! There’s a similar thing on a menu at a CHI brunch spot (Orange) using basil to make the eggs green. It’s such a great idea!

  10. As a fellow Top Chef devotee I second your thoughts on last week’s episode…what was up with that? I thought the only redeeming part was when Fabio asked them to stop rolling the cameras and told the other chefs to get with the program (they did sign up for this after all)! Love the green eggs and ham!

  11. I’ve always wanted to try green eggs and ham and yours looks and sounds amazing! I’ve had a basil obsession lately, so this is probably perfect for me :)

  12. Too cute! I loved that book and now I love your dish! It’s such a simple and delicious recipe. I never would have thought to pair the eggs with basil and spinach – great idea!

  13. Oh… green eggs!!! hehehe…. we do cook scrambled eggs with Indonesian basil leaves but it doesn’t turn like this green :) Will definitely give a try!

  14. Thanks everyone!

    Wild Boar – Yes, check out Glee, it’s a really fun show!

    Emily – I’m hoping Kevin or Jen wins, but I like everyone that’s left :)

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