Monday, November 28, 2011

we do not like•green eggs and ham

My family only partially agrees with Sam I Am.  Our contention: ham is gross.  Green eggs, however, can be pretty good.  We generally like them in our house.  And we usually like them with sweet potato pancakes-- for dinner.  And some of you, like Owen, will like them with some ketchup on the side.  We haven't tried them in the dark or in a tree, but that could be fun, too...

The veggies (etc):

  • 1 TBS oil, margarine, butter, or whatever else you like to cook your eggs in*
  • 2 cups loosely packed fresh baby spinach leaves, larger stems removed**
  • 4 eggs
  • A generous splash of water (about 1/4 cup)***
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese (we like cheddar or a combination of mozzarella and parmesan)

The love:
  1. Measure your spinach in a large glass measuring pitcher (if you're using an immersion blender) or the pitcher of your blender.  Add the eggs and water and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Blend just until the mixture is smooth (it will be a bit foamy).
  3. Heat your oil (or margarine, or whatever) in a skillet over medium heat, then add the egg mixture.
  4. Cook eggs, stirring frequently to prevent sticking, until almost set, then stir in the cheese.
  5. Cook and stir for a few more minutes until eggs are set.
  6. Serve to your freaked out family (these eggs are surprisingly green).


*Don't skimp on the cooking fat-- these eggs like to stick.
**You could also use defrosted frozen chopped spinach-- but cut back the amount (to about 1/2 cup) and eliminate or reduce the amount of water you use. 
***I like to use water because it seems to produce a lighter, fluffier scramble.  But, if heavier and creamier is what you prefer, use milk instead.

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