St. Patrick's Day Green Eggs Breakfast

1 egg
24 min

Did you know that green eggs were possible with the addition of only one natural ingredient? As huge Dr. Seuss fans, we set out to discover if we could indeed make green eggs and ham! We'd eat these year round of course, but given that St. Patrick's Day is coming up, this would be a fun breakfast to make.

As we were making our Sauerkraut recipe one morning, I realized we had the exact ingredient we need to pull off green eggs and ham. Although, as it was spur of the moment, we didn’t actually have any ham :).

I set aside some of the red cabbage. Then add 1/4 tsp of salt. If you'll be making a lot of eggs, see the recipe below to scale it up to more eggs (there's actually a microwave method too).

The salt will extracted just a bit of the cabbage juice.

This is all I used for one egg. Of course, if you’re making more and not just experimenting you’ll need to scale this up. I could’ve stolen some of the liquid from our sauerkraut but you really should use every bit for the fermentation process.

With the yellow separated from the white, mix the egg white into the cabbage juice.

Give it a mix. It’s starting to turn green! Due to some scienc-y stuff I don’t understand, the colour will change right before your eyes.

It’s ready to cook.

Heat a pan with a ring and pour it in.

Add the egg yolk.

Now, cook the egg as you normally would.

It’s definitely green! But I think next time we’ll add more cabbage juice to see if we can get it a bit more concentrated. Of course, you could get a more vibrant effect with food colouring. But why buy that when we just happened to have some cabbage!

I don't think you can avoid the bubbles and you may notice a slight difference in taste due to the cabbage, but it’s certainly fun to try it out – especially if you make sauerkraut like we do!

One day, the stars will align and we'll do a full on green eggs and ham. If you're a Seuss fan like us, you could eat this year round but, if not, with St. Patrick's Day coming up, give it a try!

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St. Patrick's Day Green Eggs Breakfast
Recipe details
  • 1  egg
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 4 Minutes Total time: 24 min
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  • Eggs
  • 2 cups red cabbage chopped or shredded
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt

There are two methods to capture the cabbage juice.
Method 1
Transfer cabbage to a bowl and sprinkle salt over. Mix well with your hands. Let sit up to an hour. You can give the cabbage an occasional stir and even squeeze it every once in a while to extract more liquid. Collect the cabbage juice and proceed to step 3.
If you use method 1, you likely won’t need to add any additional salt on your egg.
Method 2
Transfer cabbage to a microwave safe bowl and cover. Microwave high 4 - 5 minutes so the cabbage softens and releases juices. Let cool completely.
Place cabbage in cheesecloth and squeeze over a bowl to capture the cabbage juice.
Separate the eggs placing yellow in one bowl and white in another.
Combine egg white with a bit of the cabbage juice and mix together with fork; colour will change to green.
Heat a pan over medium-high heat and add an egg ring to the pan. Add oil or butter, then pour in the egg white mixture. Place the yolk on top. Cook the egg to your desired doneness. We lower the heat, then place a lid on top to cook the yolk.
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