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Recipe: Green Eggs and Ham


Green Eggs and Ham…. how I miss reading Dr. Suess to my son… some of my fondest memories are the times we would snuggle at bedtime and settle in with a book….

Making holiday celebrations fun for kids is also a great way to them involved.. and with St. Patrick’s Day coming.. and all things green.. why not make it a Green Eggs and Ham breakfast…. maybe take turns reading from the book.

This recipe is really an adaptation of my Eggs Florentine recipe…. delicious and … most importantly… green!

TIPS

I use shallots.. because of the mild flavor.. you can substitute onion if you don’t have them.. but shallots do give the dish a nice light onion flavor.

I use frozen spinach.. which I buy in the bag because it’s cheaper instead of the boxes… you can use either… even fresh spinach if you prefer… quantities don’t have to be exact..

I love to use Fat Free half and Half… no fat and it gives the dish a rich velvety texture.

You can poach your eggs in a poacher or you can bake them in the oven… an easy way to make as many poached eggs as you need…. click here for the “how-to” if you need it.

Make sure you squeeze out all the excess water from the spinach.

This recipe will make enough spinach for 2-4 people depending on how big you want the servings to be… the recipe easily doubles if you need more.

I hope you enjoy this great way of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and make it fun for children and adults alike.






Recipe: Green Eggs and Ham

All you need:

2 cups frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
1 shallot, finely chopped
2 tablespoons butter
¾ cup Fat free Half and Half
1 tablespoon flour
1 cup finely chopped cooked ham
A sprinkling of garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Poached eggs

All you have to do:

In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium high heat.

Add the chopped shallots and cook them for about 2 minutes until soft.

Add the spinach and the chopped ham, stir well. Cook for about 5- 7 minutes over medium heat.

Add the flour to a small bowl. Slowly add the Half and Half, whisking as you add it.. you don’t want lumps.

Add the mixture to the spinach and stir well. Cook until the spinach thickens.

Add a sprinkling of garlic powder and stir well.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Divide the spinach and ham mixture into servings and place the poached eggs on top.

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