Thursday, August 1, 2013

Green Eggs and Ham (Nigella Lawson)

Boy: Mum! What is the slime that you are making?... Yuck!

Mum: Green Eggs and Ham!

Boy, gaining excitement: Can I help you?

We are great fans of Dr Seuss and love love love Green Eggs and Ham. Inspired by this book, I have cooked green crepes (Spinach and Ricotta crepes) before and keep thinking of having more... You can call us Sam-I-am as we simply love green eggs and ham.

The "green eggs" that we were cooking this time uses homemade pesto. My son enjoy processing the pesto with me, thinking that we are making delicious slime! - LOL! He had a taste of our pesto and spat all out immediately but strangely like it again as we mixed a generous amount into our "green eggs" mixture.

We made double amount of this recipe and all were gone quickly...

We will eat them in a house.
We will eat them with cheese-loving mouse. *Guess who are the mice?*
We will eat them here and there
We will eat them anywhere
We all like green eggs and ham.

Dr Seuss green eggs and ham Nigella Lawson
Our Green Eggs and Ham
Ingredients to make our "slime"
Hey Presto! - LOL!
Mixing in our slime...
Cooking our green eggs with a crepe spreader
Hey Presto! - Again? LOL!
I asked my boy if I am Zoe-I-am?
My boy replied that we both are Sam-I-am...
Thumb up from our Mr Egg!
Here are the recipes
(with my notes and modification in blue)

Green Eggs and Ham from the book, Nigella Express or here at Nigella.com

75g pesto
(1/4 cup homemade pesto adapted from taste.com.au, please see below)
1 medium egg
75g plain flour
150ml semi-skimmed milk
(I used regular milk)
1 splash of oil for frying
5 slices hams

Blend or whisk together the pesto, egg, flour and milk to make a batter.
 

Oil a crepe pan or heavy-based frying pan, wiping away any excess oil with some kitchen paper, and place over a medium heat.
 

Ladle in approximately 100ml of batter, swirling instantly to gain a paper-thin crepe.
 

Once the top becomes dry and the edges lift away, flick it over with a thin rubber or wooden spatula to cook the other side for about 30 secs.
 

Layer the pancakes between pieces of baking parchment or greaseproof paper as you go, and when you have finished making them, lay a slice of ham on each one and roll up or fold into triangles - or however you like!

Note: Using double amount of this recipe and 26cm frying pan, we have made 8 "green eggs". 

We like to eat our green eggs and ham with Saganaki cheese! It is pan fried Greek cheese, salty and very yummy!

Saganaki cheese for the 3 mice - you must have known now who are the mouse in our house. LOL!

Rocket and Macadamia Pesto mostly adapted from taste.com.au
 

To make one small jar (about 1 1/4 cup), I have used approximately half amount of the original recipe and this are what I used:

100g salad rocket, ends trimmed 
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
40g macadamia nuts, unsalted and roasted at 170°C fan forced for 8 mins

2 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
80ml olive oil
1/2 cup grated parmesan

fresh lemon juice from half a lemon

Process rocket, basil, macadamias and garlic in the bowl of a food processor until finely chopped. With the motor running, gradually add the oil in a thin, steady stream until well combined.
Pulse in parmesan and lemon juice. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

Happy Cooking
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38 comments:

  1. I love that book and so do my kids! The rocket pesto sounds great, I've gotta try it sometimes.

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  2. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comAugust 1, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    Hi Zoe, this green egg ham is indeed very egg-citing and interesting. Will give this a try. Thanks for sharing and have an egg-citing month :)

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  3. Hi Zoe! I'm No. 1 today! You have made things come "alive" from the story books! I like your jar of fresh pesto by the way! It's a very simple yet delicious meal!

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  4. never though of adding pesto to my eggs.

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  5. Zoe, I love the way you made that pesto. No better way to make guys or boys eat green stuff like that ;) Btw, your crepe spreader is absolutely kewl! This reminds me of my favourite crepe place already :):) We are going to have loads of fun this month again!

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  6. Hi Zoe, thanks for linking this to LTU! I like your cute egg with its thumbs up ;) Pesto is a big favorite in our family too, your pesto looks amazing. We should try it with eggs next time.

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  7. The egg is so cute. Love the idea of using pesto with eggs.

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  8. Hi Zoe, never know we can have 'green' eggs. Nice. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Hi Zoe,

    So nice to meet you! Love your beautiful blog and can't wait to explore all your enticing recipes! What an amazing take on green eggs and ham! Definitely will give this a go! Thanks for sharing and your great tips!

    Your newest follower,

    Poppy

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  10. Hi Zoe,
    My family would happily eat the delicious "slime" anytime! haha! This looks good! I have actually bookmarked this to try! I really like her two books Express and Kitchen the most!

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  11. Yummy! The green eggs look really interesting, I can totally see it being sold at some brunch places one day :p

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  12. What a beautiful geen colour!!!
    xox

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  13. Hi Zoe, I love the green eggs ham, looks so delicious and healthy. Definitely can eat it anytime of the day :)

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  14. Wow!!
    Che belle e che foto.
    Un abbraccio.
    Buona estate!
    Inco

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  15. You must have enjoyed cooking with your son. Lovely crepe. Must be delicious.

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  16. Love that jar of fresh pesto Zoe.. And loved ur conversation with ur son :) Beautiful looking green eggs & ham :)

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  17. Zoe, my first time seeing green eggs hah! hah! Very interesting recipe and green happens to be my favourite colour :)

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  18. Hi Zoe, is really a good way to get kid involve in making their own food and they will get to like the food that usually they don't eat :) your green egg looks lovely especially with homemade pesto!

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  19. Hi Zoe, I love your pesto, green and fresh.

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  20. I remember making this in elementary school, but it was more like scrambled eggs with food coloring. This version looks 1 million times better.

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  21. These look tooth achingly good ,Not sure I could handle them

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  22. Hi Zoe,

    You like Nigella recipe?

    Jenny Ong

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  23. very interesting blog
    thanks for sharing......

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  24. I LOVE the green-ny color of this green crepes . Adding pesto to it is just an amzing idea ! I've to try this version for my sons too , S├ębastien's favorite color is green ! ;)

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  25. This is egg-citing! I am trying to imagine the look on my son's face when i served this :) Hope to try it out.

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  26. I really want to grab that rocket pesto - macadamia instead of pine nuts sounds fantastic !

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  27. hi zoe, this is first time hearing green eggs..the book and also the real eggs! it's been a long long time since i last made pesto, love it tho :)

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  28. Thumbs up for me too, Zoe! Love pesto & this interesting green egg :) Enjoy your weekend, sweetie!

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  29. I like the green look to your eggs:D looks wonderful! That pesto looks delicious too!

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  30. So awesome, these look so good!!

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  31. HI Zoe,
    I love your homemade pesto.
    That is a lovely slime green :p

    Can send over 5 sets of green eggs and ham over??
    Did you drew the cute face and thumbs up for Mr Egg??

    mui

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    1. Hi Doreen,

      I'm just lucky to find an egg with a face :p - LOL!

      Zoe

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  32. These are so great! How fun and imaginative. And they actually sound like they taste amazing. I WILL have them, Sam I Am! :)

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