Sunday Brunch: Green Eggs and Ham Recipe

Sunday Brunch: Green Eggs and Ham Recipe

[Photograph: Sydney Oland]

Editor's note: Each Saturday morning we bring you a Sunday Brunch recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.

Every once in a while it's fun to get a little whimsical with your weekend morning. This simple brunch is an homage to one of the greatest children's books every written by Dr. Seuss, Green Eggs and Ham. These eggs are cooked very slowly over low heat to give them a soft texture. Use any type of ham you prefer, but I recommend a thick sliced smoked version.

  • Yield:4
  • Active time: 20 minutes
  • Total time:30 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 3 cups frozen shopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • Kosher salt and cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 -3/4 pound ham (any type you like)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 8 eggs, beaten


  1. 1.

    Melt butter in large skillet over medium low heat; add chopped onion and cook until just beginning to brown, about 6 minutes. Add thawed, drained spinach and cook for until heated through and mixed with onions, about 3 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  2. 2.

    In a separate skillet, fry sliced ham until just beginning to brown; remove from heat and keep warm.

  3. 3.

    Beat eggs with milk and add to spinach, cooking over medium low heat, stirring continuously, until eggs are just set, about 8 minutes. Serve green eggs with slices of ham and toast.