Dr. Seuss lovers all know about his famous dish, green eggs and ham from his well-loved book of the same name. Before you knock it, give our delicious green eggs and ham recipe a try. Sam-I-Am realized just how satisfying green eggs and ham can be and you and your family will too! Follow this easy-to-make recipe below for a new take on breakfast (or whenever you feel like enjoying this tasty dish).
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk together 2 large eggs, 2 tablespoons whole milk or cream, a pinch of salt, and a pinch of pepper until combined well. (You can also use 2 egg whites + 1 egg yolk for a lighter dish).
- Slice two pieces of cooked ham into thin strips and mix into the egg mixture.
- Add ¼ cup cooked peas (frozen, fresh, or canned all work well) and mix.
- Using a small to medium sized skillet or pan (no larger than 9” diam.) add 1 tablespoon butter and melt over low heat. (You may opt for cooking spray instead of butter).
- Once the butter has melted, pour the egg mixture into the pan and heat until the eggs are almost fully set. With a spatula, fold over the omelet so it is a half-moon shape. Heat for another minute or two and remove from the pan onto a plate.
For an additional green touch, sprinkle with chopped chives and parsley. If you like to dip your eggs in something special, serve with a spicy green hot sauce or green pesto. With this dish, the greener, the better!
Enjoy your “Peas Please” omelet!
Note: If you or your kids don’t like peas, you can substitute with a different green veggie such as chopped spinach, diced broccoli, diced green pepper, or diced zucchini. All taste terrific and are so good for you. You may also add ¼ cup shredded cheese of choice on top or mixed into the omelet for an ooey gooey addition.
Now, would you eat this in a house? How ‘bout with a mouse?
Illustration © Seuss Enterprises