Green Eggs & Ham



5 min


4 Adult Sized Servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 15 minutes
Green Eggs & Ham

Recipe by Eshun Mott, Photo by Andrew Grinton

Aside from the Dr. Seuss reference, bacon is the secret to getting your kids to try this dish.


  • 142 g baby spinach
  • 4 large eggs
  • salt , to taste
  • black pepper , to taste
  • 2 tsp butter , plus 1 tbsp for cooking
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 1/4 cup fresh bread crumb


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Melt 1 tbsp butter in a large frying pan on medium-high heat. Add 142 g baby spinach and cook, stirring for 1 to 2 min or until wilted. Remove spinach to a cutting board and coarsely chop.
  • Divide spinach between 4 buttered ¾-cup ramekins and make a well in the centre. Crack one large egg into each ramekin, season with salt and pepper and top each egg with about ¼ tsp butter.
  • Place filled ramekins into a baking dish, and pour in hot tap water until ramekins are ¾ submerged. Carefully transfer to the oven and bake for 12 to 15 min or until eggs are done to individual preference.
  • While eggs are cooking, coarsely chop 2 slices of bacon, and sauté in a frying pan for 3 min. Add ¼ cup fresh bread crumbs to pan and cook for 2 min or until bacon and crumbs are crisp. Reserve.
  • Remove ramekins with cooked eggs from baking dish. Sprinkle tops with bacon mixture and serve.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 181,
  • Protein
  • 8 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3 g,
  • Fat
  • 15 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1 g,
  • Sodium
  • 206 mg.


Ramekins will be hot when they’ve just come out of the oven. Wrap a clean tea towel around the outside to give kids
something they can safely hold.