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Green Eggs & Ham in Seussville

By JulieVR |

I live in Seussville. The shelves are stacked with Dr Seuss books, toys and games. My five year old is hooked on The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs & Ham in all their incarnations – readable, audio, visual and playable in real life. (He has an umbrella and hat just for this occasion.) His first read words were from Dr Seuss’ ABC, and now he can explore Whoville and Mulberry Street on Dr Seuss is popular this week, as his 107th birthday would have come on March 2. And so to celebrate, I thought I’d share one of my favorite recipes – Green Eggs & Ham. I came up with these little nibbles just so I could use the name, but it has turned into one of my most well-used recipes – great for parties, they’re like deviled eggs, only better.

Green Eggs & Ham

6 large eggs
1 tsp. canola oil
2 slices deli ham, chopped (or a bit of leftover roast ham)
A handful of fresh spinach or chard, chopped
1 Tbsp. light mayonnaise
2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

Place the eggs in a medium saucepan. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Cover, remove from heat and let stand 15 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water until cool. Peel and slice in half lengthwise. Remove yolks and set 3 aside for another use, or feed them to your dog.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a saucepan set over medium heat and sauté the ham for a minute. Add the spinach and cook for another minute, until wilted.

In a medium bowl mash the 3 yolks with the mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper until smooth. Add the spinach mixture and stir until well blended.

Stuff egg white halves with filling and serve immediately. Makes 12.

Per egg half: 55 calories, 3.7 g total fat (1.1 g saturated fat, 1.5 g monounsaturated fat, 0.6 g polyunsaturated fat), 4.5 g protein, 0.8 g carbohydrate, 111 mg cholesterol, 0.1 g fiber. 61% calories from fat

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Julie Van Rosendaal is the author of five best-selling cookbooks, food editor of Parents Canada magazine, a CBC Radio columnist and a freelance writer. Her award-winning blog, Dinner with Julie documents life in her home kitchen in Canada with her husband and 7-year-old son. Read bio and latest posts → Read Julie's latest posts →

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4 thoughts on “Green Eggs & Ham in Seussville

  1. Erica Julson says:

    I lOVE this idea! They would be great for a party.

  2. Sandra Sobko says:

    Dr. Seuss is equally revered in our house for his contribution to children’s literacy, moral development, possibly even better eating habits! Julie, I look forward to your take on Seuss’ Scrambled Eggs Super:

    “I shucked ‘em and chucked ‘em in ninety-nine pans.
    Then I mixed in some beans. I used fifty-five cans.
    Then I mixed in some ginger, nine prunes and three figs
    And parsley. Quite sparsely. Just twenty-two springs.
    Then I added six cinnamon sticks and a clove
    And my scramble was ready to go on the stove!”

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  4. Ruby says:

    Ha ha – I have a 5 year-old boy and a 3 year-old girl I call Thing 1 and Thing 2! ;-) They’re going to love this – thanks!


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