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Would you eat them on a plate?

March 02, 2016

Today we celebrate the master of whimsy, Theodor Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss). The great children’s author gave us hat-wearing cats, Christmas-hating Grinches and tree-saving Loraxes. But, for us, his greatest contribution is, of course, the culinary triumph of green eggs and ham. So break out the green food dye (or don’t) and make one of these delicious eggy, hammy recipes on Dr. Seuss’s birthday.

1. Deviled Eggs with Country Ham 

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Take deviled eggs from good to amazing by topping them with salty ham.

2. Ham and Potato Chip Tortilla 

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Adding jalapeno potato chips to a simple egg tortilla (a Spanish omelet) gives it a salty, spicy zing.

3. Pearl Barley Porridge with Ham and Eggs 

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This unusual, savory porridge is great for dinner or breakfast.

4. Open-Face Egg and Griddled Ham Breakfast Sandwiches 

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 © Nicole Franzen

Cute and tasty, these breakfast sliders are surprisingly easy to make for big groups.

5. Green Eggs and Ham Crêpes 

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No food coloring necessary for these green eggs and ham. The secret: Lots of chopped herbs.

6. Ham and Deviled Egg Breakfast Sandwiches 

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This irresistible breakfast is a hybrid of an egg salad sandwich and an Egg McMuffin.

7. Huevos Rancheros with Spicy Ham Sofrito 

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 © Tina Rupp

Crispy ham takes huevos rancheros to the next level of deliciousness.