Green Eggs & Ham: This is a grown up version of green eggs and ham made in benedict form with a light avocado hollandaise sauce and fresh herbs. Thanks Sam-I-Am! | macheesmo.com
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Green Eggs & Ham

Green Eggs & Ham: This is a grown up version of green eggs and ham made in benedict form with a light avocado hollandaise sauce and fresh herbs. Thanks Sam-I-Am! | macheesmo.com

Like any 2-year old, my little guy likes reading books before bed, but he has a fairly limited attention span. After all, there are so many things to climb and jump off of! Only in the last month or two will he actually sit and listen to an entire Dr. Seuss book. Green Eggs & Ham has been a favorite for him so far because a train is featured prominently.

There are a few crazy green eggs & ham recipes out there on the Interwebs (approximately 5.3 million), but most of them involve dying the eggs a bright green color which is cool as a gimmick, but not exactly what I want for breakfast. So, I decided to make a more natural green eggs & ham recipe that centers around a deliciously light green hollandaise sauce that gets drizzled over the whole plate.

It’s a fantastic flavor combo and the hollandaise is actually easier to make than the classic version. The whole thing can be done and on the table in less than thirty minutes and would actually be a great alternative to a the classic Easter brunch! Thanks Sam-I-Am!

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Green Eggs & Ham

This is a grown up version of green eggs and ham made in benedict form with a light avocado hollandaise sauce and fresh herbs. Thanks Sam-I-Am!

Ingredients

Green Hollandaise Sauce:

1/2 avocado
1/2 lemon, juice only
1/2 teaspoon paprika
Pinch salt and pepper
2 tablespoons fresh parsley
1/3 cup hot water
4 tablespoons melted butter or olive oil

Other stuff:

English muffins, toasted
Ham steak, seared
4 eggs, poached
White vinegar
Parsley, garnish

Helpful Equipment

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Directions

For sauce, add avocado, lemon juice, hot water and seasonings to a blender and pulse a few times. Then, with the blender running, slowly drizzle in olive oil or butter. Then add fresh parsley. If sauce seems too thick you can add more water. Set aside for later.

Toast English muffins and sear ham in a skillet with a little olive oil.

For poached eggs, add a few inches of water to a wide pan with a glug of vinegar. Bring it to a light simmer. Crack in eggs gently and cook for about 3 minutes until whites are set in the eggs, but yolks are still soft.

Remove eggs and drain on some paper towels.

Place seared ham on toasted english muffins and top with poached eggs. Pour over green hollandaise and fresh parsley. Eat immediately!

Avocado Hollandaise inspired by this Food & Wine recipe.

Green Eggs and Ham

Technically, neither the eggs nor the ham are green for this recipe, but because you slather everything in this delicious green hollandaise it all ends up being green.

This hollandaise is ridiculously easy to make. Instead of dealing with the whole egg yolk thing, just toss half an avocado in a blender with some hot water and lemon juice. Plus, add in some paprika, salt, and pepper.

Green Eggs and Ham Hollaindaise

Avocado mix.

Pulse that together and then add in some fresh parsley (extra green) and drizzle in melted butter or olive oil as the blender runs.

Perfect sauce!

If your version is too thick, you can always thin it out with more hot water by the tablespoon.

Green Eggs and Ham

Nice color

Next up: Ham! Just sear some ham in a skillet with a little olive oil. Nothing fancy here.

Green Eggs and Ham

Ham!

Same goes with the eggs. I went with poached even though I believe the Dr. Seuss version is scrambled. Just remember to add some vinegar to your poaching water so the eggs stay together. About three minutes on a light simmer and you’ll be all set.

Green Eggs and Ham

Egg biz.

Drain the eggs on a few paper towels and stack everything up on toasted English muffins.

Say hello to a green eggs and ham that you’ll actually want to eat. Yes, on a plane and yes, on a train!

Green Eggs & Ham: This is a grown up version of green eggs and ham made in benedict form with a light avocado hollandaise sauce and fresh herbs. Thanks Sam-I-Am! | macheesmo.com

11 comments on “Green Eggs & Ham

  1. Nice man. Love this – great way to make a natural and light-hearted green eggs and ham. Happy Easter to you and your’s.

  2. It makes me sad that our two year old doesn’t like Seuss…then again, he also has an egg allergy. Our favorites are Sandra Boynton and almost anything by Kevin Henkes.

    1. I know… our dude JUST started being able to sit through a full Seuss book (26 mo.) I don’t think we have any Kevin Henkes. Will check it out. Thanks!

  3. My mind is blown right now because I have never heard of adding vinegar to poach an egg. I’ve also never successfully poached an egg, so this is big. I feel the obvious question is, does it have a residual taste of vinegar? Not that it’s necessarily a bad thing.

    1. Ha! Nah… It doesn’t taste like vinegar at all. It’s a small amount and it’s important to let the eggs drain a bit after you take them out. It’s the best way to make poached eggs because it helps the whites stick together. If you were really concerned about it there’s no reason why you couldn’t rinse the eggs gently in a little water after they cook, but I never do that. :) Good luck!

  4. This looks and sounds amazing. I’m looking forward to trying this. I think the sauce would be great on a lot of things. I’m thinking on green corn tamales. Thanks!

  5. I also never heard of using Vinegar to poach an egg but it looks great and anything that helps a kid with eating I’m all for. we have tried eggs with our daughter about a dozen times and still she doesn’t like it so we will give this green eggs and ham thing a try :)

  6. Now this is how I like my green eggs and ham, Sam I Am! I’ll never be too old to celebrate Dr. Seuss… or at least that’s what I’m telling myself! ;)

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