The popularity of green eggs and ham can never be undermined. Amusingly, a well known author, Dr. Seuss, titled one of his classic bestselling children’s books, “Green Eggs and Ham”. The story revolved around the main character, Sam, persuading a friend to eat green eggs and ham. The friend detested them but was forced due to Sam’s persistence. Upon tasting the green eggs and ham, the friend realized he liked them and from then on, he wanted to eat them wherever they went. In the end, the friend thanked Sam for convincing him to try green eggs and ham.
Green eggs and ham are usually served at home dinners as well as in various gatherings. If you want to know how the preparation is done, here is the basic procedure:
- Prepare these ingredients: eggs, ham and green food coloring.
- Get a deep bowl and break the eggs one by one. Set apart the egg white from the egg yolk. You can do this by repeatedly transferring the yolk from one shell half to the other until the egg white falls into the bowl. Set the yolks aside in a separate container, making sure they remain whole and unbroken.
- In the egg white bowl, pour a teaspoonful of green food coloring. Whisk the mixture with an egg beater until well blended.
- Carefully transfer back the egg yolks to the mixture.
- Now it’s time to color the ham green. Pour ¼ cup of water into a bowl. Add a teaspoonful of green food coloring and mix well. You may add a little flour or cornstarch on the blend to make it thick and easy to spread. Using a small brush, paint the ham with the green mixture until its whole surface is fully covered.
- Get a non-stick pan and dab oil on its surface. Cook the eggs, making sure the egg yolks are firm enough before placing them in a platter.
- Cook the green colored ham by baking, frying or grilling each slice. When grilling, be careful not to burn the ham lest the color will become unsightly and the meat might turn bitter.
- Arrange the green eggs and ham slices side by side on a platter. Serve with mashed potatoes or toasted bread slices. A lettuce, cucumber or coleslaw salad will go along perfectly well to complete the green color theme of the whole serving.
Apparently, there are varied ways of preparing green eggs and ham. The above described method is the simplest and easiest way. But if you want to make a more appetizing dish, you may experiment by adding more ingredients such as mayonnaise, milk, cheese and onions. You can actually transform green eggs and ham into a gourmet dish with sheer creativity and imagination. Moreover, you may whip up an all-natural green eggs and ham recipe by refraining from using green food coloring. To color the egg white, you just need to use some grape jelly or juice or any citrus fruit extract. The acid component of these fruits can turn the color of the egg whites to green.