Use this Simple Green Eggs and Ham in a Crock Pot Recipe to celebrate Dr. Suess’ Birthday in style! This fun and easy recipe can be prepared with minimal effort and will definitely put a smile on the face of all your Seuss fans. This slow cooker recipe is so easy, you can enjoy it several times during National Reading Month!
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Green Eggs and Ham in a Crock Pot
Dr. Seuss’ birthday is a great time to celebrate his classic books and characters, especially green eggs and ham! If you’re looking for an easy way to make green eggs and ham for the special occasion, look no further than your crock pot.
This simple recipe will have everyone smiling in no time with its delicious taste and festive green hue. Read on to find out how you can cook up green eggs and ham in a crock pot just in time for National Reading!
The first step to making green eggs and ham in a crock pot is to gather all of your ingredients. You’ll need:
Kitchen tools needed
For this easy recipe, you will only need a few basic kitchen tools:
Crock-Pot 6 Quart Cook & Carry Programmable Slow Cooker with Digital Timer, Stainless Steel (SCCPVL610-S-A)Elite Gourmet MST-900D# Digital Programmable Slow Cooker, Oval Adjustable Temp, Entrees, Sauces, Stews & Dips, Dishwasher Safe Glass Lid & Crock (8.5 Quart, Stainless Steel)Crock-Pot Large 8 Quart Programmable Slow Cooker with Auto Warm Setting and Cookbook, Black Stainless SteelBLACK+DECKER 7-Quart Digital Slow Cooker with Chalkboard Surface, Slate, SCD4007Hamilton Beach 8 Quart Programmable Slow Cooker with Three Temperature Settings, Dishwasher Safe Crock and Lid, Silver (33480)West Bend 87905 Slow Cooker Large Capacity Non-stick Variable Temperature Control Includes Travel Lid and Thermal Carrying Case, 5-Quart, Silver
How to make slow cooker Green Eggs and Ham
Start with a freshly cleaned crock pot and spray the inside of the crock well with cooking spray. This is very important so your eggs do not stick to the sides.
Next, whisk one dozen eggs well in a large batter bowl. When the eggs are well whisked, add in the green food coloring and pour into the sprayed crock.
How much green food dye for Green Eggs and Ham?
For this recipe, I used about 10 drops of green food dye, but you can use as much or as little as you want to get the desired shade of green. Personally, I think the kids like the bright vibrant green color.
Can you put raw eggs in a crock Pot?
Yes, you absolutely can pour raw eggs straight into a slow cooker. As long as you are cooking them for about two hours (longer for more eggs), they will be cooked through and firm.
What happens when you slow cook eggs?
When cooking eggs in a slow cooker, they become firm and sort of solidify into one large piece. You can spoon them out in large scoops or “scramble” them again in the crock pot before serving to give them a more traditional scrambled egg look.
After you get the eggs in the crock pot, you should pour the milk into the eggs and whisk lightly. This will not change the color of your eggs.
Next sprinkle in the frozen hash browns making sure to evenly distribute them in the slow cooker. You can use either the shredded or homestyle frozen hash browns for this recipe, but I think the shredded make the recipe look better.
Can I use fresh shredded potatoes?
You can use fresh shredded potatoes for this recipe, but make sure they are pealed and make sure to cook with them right away. For this recipe you need to make sure your potatoes don’t have time to turn brown. That will change the color of your recipe.
Next you will drop in one to two cups of cubed ham pieces. This amount is really to taste. Adding more or less ham will not change the recipe at all. We use about 1/2 of a one pound package of cooked ham cubes. You can find these in the lunch meat section of your grocery store.
How long do you cook green eggs and ham?
Once all of your ingredients are in your crock pot, turn the slow cooker on low and cook five to six hours, or for a faster finish, cook two to three hours on high. I like to use my programable crock pot and set it to cook on low and be ready when my kids’ alarm goes off.
How to serve Green eggs and ham
Green eggs and ham make the perfect breakfast for Dr. Seuss’ birthday or any day during the month of March for National Reading Month. Serve this with:
- Green Smoothie
More Dr. Seuss Ideas for Kids
- 12 Large eggs
- 10 Drops Green Food Color
- 1 cup milk
- 4 cups frozen hash browns
- 1/2 pound cubed ham pieces
- Spray the inside of a seven quart crock pot well with cooking spray.
- In a large batter bowl whisk 12 large eggs well.
- Add 10 drops (or until desired color) green food coloring to the eggs and whisk together.
- Pour green eggs into the sprayed crock pot.
- Pour in milk and lightly whisk.
- Sprinkle in frozen hash browns making sure to distribute evenly in the crock pot.
- Drop ham cubes in spreading evenly.
- Cook on high for 2-3 hours or until firm.
- Serve immediately.
Be sure to have a copy of the Green Eggs and Ham book handy to read.
Top the eggs with Salsa to add some vegetables to this breakfast.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 326Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 300mgSodium: 409mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 19g