Sheet Pan ‘Green Eggs and Ham’


“You do not like them so you say.  Try them! Try them! and YOU MAY!”  Dr. Seuss, Green Eggs and Ham

Have you ever wondered what Dr. Seuss had in mind when he penned his famous children’s book?  I’m afraid I always envisioned some unappealing eggs dyed Grinch green.    No longer!   Prince Charming made me a delicious surprise breakfast of oven-baked eggs nestled in a bed of kale with bits of salty ham sprinkled all over it and announced excitedly it was Green Eggs and Ham.  The recipe was clipped from a recent Costco magazine via the cookbook “Sheet Pan Suppers” by Molly Gilbert.  I don’t think healthy kale was at all popular in Dr. Seuss’ day, but I know he would do a happy dance eating this tasty creation inspired by his book.  The original recipe called for 8 to 12 eggs to feed 4 to 6 but we scaled it down to 4 eggs for two of us.  It also called for a ham steak.  We used leaner Canadian back bacon which is really ham.  The back bacon is already cooked allowing a reduction of the overall cooking time.  The beauty of this dish is that it is prepared on a sheet pan for ease of cooking and cleaning up, a great way to start any day. Easily adaptable for the number of people you are serving.  Feel free to recite Dr. Seuss’s beloved classic while you cook! img_1110 Continue reading