How to Make Green Eggs and Ham

This iconic breakfast is dear to the heart of Sam I Am and millions of others. Use this recipe to prepare Dr. Seuss's famous meal.

You will need

  • 1 bunch fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 bunch fresh flat leaf parsley
  • 1/2 clove garlic
  • sliced
  • 1/4 c. pine nuts
  • 1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese
  • plus a piece for garnishing
  • 1/2 c. plus 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Bread
  • 8 slices ham
  • Butter
  • 8 eggs
  • Basil leaves
  • Blender

Step 1 Make pesto Make pesto by blending the basil, parsley, garlic, pine nuts, cheese, and olive oil into a smooth paste, adding additional oil if it’s too thick. Then add salt and pepper to taste.

Step 2 Make toast Warm the bread in the oven or toast it.

Step 3 Cook the ham Add a tablespoon of oil to a skillet and fry the ham for one to two minutes — until it gets crispy around the edges. Then put it in the oven with the toast.

Step 4 Scramble the eggs Melt a pat of butter in the skillet and scramble the eggs.

Step 5 Arrange the plates Take the toast out of the oven or toaster and divide it onto four plates, put two eggs on each piece, and drizzle pesto over the eggs. Add a slice of ham, and sprinkle Parmesan cheese over everything. Garnish the plates with basil leaves.

Step 6 Eat Enjoy your green eggs and ham in a box, with a fox, in a house, or with a mouse. You can eat them here or there — you can eat them anywhere!