Green eggs & ham for a crowd

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Dr. Seuss eat your heart out …

These “green” eggs were a successful last-minute supper experiment that even Popeye would appreciate. You see, it was 5:30 p.m. and I realized I had no plans for a meal. I had a ham steak. I had eggs. Ham and eggs, easy.

But then I saw the mushrooms and spinach … I found an onion and some garlic.

The rest is history … as you can see below.

 

Green Eggs & Ham for a crowd

(these are estimates … add more or less of these ingredients to suit your taste!)

12-14 baby spinach leaves
4 whole mushrooms or a handful of sliced mushrooms
1/2 small red onion (shallots would be good, too!)
2 cloves garlic
8 eggs
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella (or cheese of your choice)
salt and pepper to taste
1 large ham steak

 

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Preheat a cast-iron skillet (or any saute pan). Add olive oil and a tablespoon of butter to the pan. Finely chop mushrooms and onion. Roll spinach leaves and finely chop them as well. Mince two cloves of garlic.

 

 

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Toss everything in the skillet and saute until onions are translucent and beginning to brown.

While those fresh, fabulous ingredients are cooking, place the ham steak in a preheated skillet or on the grill. Then crack eggs into a bowl and whisk in a splash of milk. I always think a bit of milk makes the eggs fluffy.

Check on the mushroom mixture and give it a stir.

 

 

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Yummy.

Now turn the burner to low and pour in the egg mixture.

 

 

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Cook eggs until set.

Check on the ham steak.

 

 

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Lookin’ good.

 

 

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When the eggs are just about ready, sprinkle with shredded mozzarella or your favorite cheese. Then gently fold into the scrambled eggs.

 

 

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Place everything on a platter and serve with fresh fruit. Healthy, nutritious, delicious … and best of all, this recipe incorporates leafy greens into the meal without the kids making a fuss! 

Enjoy!

 

 

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3 Comments

  • comment-avatar
    Jane April 28, 2010 (6:56 am)

    yummy! 🙂

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    Mother Goose April 28, 2010 (7:22 am)

    Looks de-lish!

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    Jeanie April 28, 2010 (8:05 am)

    I don’t like or eat eggs but…. this sure looks tempting!