Even though there are only 50 different words in “Green Eggs and Ham,” and it was written as a dare, the story was one of author Dr. Seuss’ favorite books. The best-seller is also a favorite among his fans, who can easily recite some of its catchy lines. Written to help picky eaters try new foods, green eggs and ham in real life isn’t exactly appetizing. Still, for those who want to pay homage to the famous writer, whose birthday is March 2, several recipes to make moss-colored eggs at home has been provided below:
1. Green dye. The most obvious way to make eggs green is to add artificial coloring. In this instance, a dab will do you well. Adding too many drops could turn your mouth green for the day. Another color dye that could be used is blue, since blue and yellow (from the yolk) make green, of course.
2. Herbs. Instead of artificial dye, try using parsley and chives in the omelet. It won’t be as green, but it also won’t be fake.
3. Vegetables. Most kid despise their veggies, but Dr. Seuss’ birthday could be the perfect time to sneak some green stuff into your child’s breakfast. Adding fresh spinach will add green hue to the dish. For kids with a mature pallet, try to make a pesto with basil, parsley and arugula. Simply sprinkle it on top of the scrambled eggs.
4. Avocado. Slices of avocado won’t make eggs green, but it’s a good way to get something fresh and natural on the plate.However, if making deviled eggs is an option, adding avocado to any recipe will definitely turn the yolk green.
BONUS: Make sure to add ham (sliced or diced) to any dish. Bacon is also a viable option.
EXTRA BONUS: Star-shaped toast, possibly brushed with green-dyed butter, is also a fun addition. Think about the sneetches! They would be proud.
To add some panache to your emerald breakfast, check out the cartoon version of “Green Eggs and Ham,” which is only 8 minutes long.
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