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Green Eggs and Ham

green eggs and ham

That picture up there might make you think two of us sat down to a lovely, sunlit, hot breakfast. That we talked about our plans for the day over coffee and a newspaper. I’m LOLing. That sounds so nice but let’s be real. It’s a weekday. I ate alone. Standing up. With a camera around my neck. Room temperature eggs. And no bread. That was just for show. Jon grabbed an apple on the way out the door. Yeah, that’s more like it.

We normally save eggs for weekends but today I woke up with this crazy idea in my head. I’ve told you before how throughout my childhood St. Patrick’s Day meant green eggs and ham for breakfast. This morning I was set on recreating them without food coloring. Naked green eggs and ham. Coming right up.

This might be the easiest “recipe” on this blog. It’s fun. It’s festive. Most of all it’s quick and quite good! So this St. Patrick’s day morning sit down to a plate of green eggs and ham, sip some coffee and discuss your drinking day plans, after all it is a Saturday.

Green Eggs and Ham for Two (Inspired by Mom)


4 eggs
1 cup spinach
4 large fresh basil leaves
4 slices lean deli ham


  1. Blend the eggs, spinach and basil together until smooth and green.
  2. Grease a skillet with either butter or cooking spray. Pour the mixture into the pan and cook slowly over medium heat. Using a rubber spatula pull the edges of the eggs toward the middle. Repeat until the eggs are cooked to your liking. Season with salt and pepper if desired.
    *Really just cook scrambled eggs however you want to cook them.
  3. Using the same skillet, lay the ham in one layer. Let brown for about 1 minute and flip it. Repeat till all ham is warmed and brown.



  1. You really can’t taste the spinach. Just the basil. And it’s delicious.
  2. I’m now a huge fan of blending my eggs before scrambling. They’re so fluffy!
  3.  Happy St. Patty’s Day! Want more green? Here you go. Click the picture for the recipe.

    Green Juice

    Roasted Asparagus with Walnut Crema

    Ochazuke – Green Tea Soup

    Palak Chat – Crispy Spinach

    Cilantro Lime Hummus

    Grilled Salmon Salad with Feta Dill Dressing

    Irish Beer and Cheese Bread – It’s not green but it’s good!

21 thoughts on “Green Eggs and Ham

  1. YUM!! Sounds delish and super easy! Will have to try this weekend. I add spinach and broccoli to our eggs a lot but haven’t tried basil and I’ve haven’t tried blending first. Good suggestion!

    • I hope you guys like it! Basil is key bc Jon hates spinach and won’t eat it if he can taste it so the basil masks the spinach taste. And I love basil so we all win :)

  2. Ooh, that looks good! I made green eggs with a big bunch of spinach once. Unfortunately I didn’t notice the bunch was held together with a blue elastic band until too late! I started to pour the mix into the pan and kept seeing these tiny, blue, rubbery bits. Ewww… Check your salad before blending!

    Interestingly, Patty is not actually the short form of Patrick, but the result of the fact that most Americans pronounce “d” the same way as “t”. I think people must have heard it more than seen it, so made the assumption. It’s funny, because there are lots of Irish bars in the US named “Patty’s Bar”, but no man in Ireland is called Patty! The short name for Patrick is Paddy, so it ought to be St Paddy’s Day. There’s a website set up to explain better (not by me – my husband is Paddy short for Patrick so I’m just jumping on the cause ;) )

  3. Peas work really well, too.
    My older sister always did that for me when I was growing up. She’d throw peas in the blender with the eggs (makes a lighter green than the spinach) and milk…and then top the scrambled eggs with cheese before plating. (at the time it was Velveeta!! EEEEeeew!) But the result was great and fun and very Dr. Seuss-ish. She’d cut a block of turkey ham into thick slcies and pan seared it with a little coating of honey. YUMM…..

    • Oh peas sound interesting. I was thinking cilantro too. Maybe for a southwest style breakfast with some salsa? Thanks for the idea!

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  5. I make ‘spinach eggs’ with egg whites and then drizzle sugar free syrup on top. Tastes like french toast. You can also add mashed banana to the eggs and when it cooks, the banana caramalizes and this also tastes like french toast, and is so sweet you don’t even need syrup!

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Posted on March 13, 2012

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