I am a big fan of Dr. Seuss. There are so many memories based upon those stories and I was glad to see several of them become movies. One of my favorite Dr. Seuss books is “Green Eggs and Ham,” as it is probably no surprise to most of you. I love the fact that he turns a fictional breakfast item like green eggs and ham, into a fun to read, rhyming story.
My grandson, just finished reading the biography of Dr. Seuss and all of his wonderful stories came back to me. Seuss had a wonderful life of creating characters with purpose to teach us how to accept others, even if different – something we all should go by today.
My recipe for Green Eggs & Ham is something you definitely will want to eat with a fox and on a box or in a house and with a mouse. My play on this recipe is fairly simple, starting with freshly sliced prosciutto and sauteed spinach, piled on top of multi-grain toast. I finished the dish with poached eggs -that’s it – Green Eggs & Ham, Sam I Am.
1 tablespoon white vinegar
4 slices multi-grain bread, toasted
4 cups fresh spinach leaves
1 tablespoon butter + more for toast
3 ounces sliced prosciutto
1. In a large skillet over medium heat add 1 tablespoon of butter. Toss in the spinach and a pinch of salt and pepper. Saute for 3 minutes, just until the leaves begin to wilt. Remove from skillet and place in a bowl.
2. In the same skillet, fill with water and place over medium high heat. When the water is simmering, add the vinegar. Break the eggs into a small bowl and swirl the water with a spoon. Drop each egg in the water one at a time, until all the eggs are simmering. Cook the eggs for 2-3 minutes, just until the whites begin to congeal.
3. Toast the bread and spread with a little butter. Place a few slices of prosciutto on top of each piece of toast.
4. Spoon the sauteed spinach on top of each piece of toast, followed by a poached egg. Sprinkle the tops of the toasts with salt and pepper.
5. Serve with your favorite morning or brunch beverage. Enjoy!