Monday, March 13, 2017

Green, Egg and Ham, a St. Patrick's Day Breakfast

Today’s post is the next in our series of Blog With Friends theme collaborations. Each month a group of bloggers get together and each publish a project based on a theme. What I love about this partnership is that it’s not bloggers with similar interests or strengths but a diverse group coming up with a variety of posts. In any given month we may have a recipe, sewing tutorial, crafts projects, book review and/or a technology post all related to the theme of the month.

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This month's theme is Green.

There will be individual project pictures and links to what everyone else has to offer at the end of my post, but here’s a peek at what we all came up with:

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I made a fun breakfast I'm calling Green, Egg and Ham. 

Green, Egg and Ham, a fun breakfast for St. Patrick's Day or any day. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #breakfast #StPatricksDay

Green, Egg and Ham

Green, Egg and Ham, a fun breakfast for St. Patrick's Day or any day. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #breakfast #StPatricksDay

With St. Patrick's Day right around the corner, I wanted to develop a recipe that would work for that day. I also wanted it to be something fun because, from green bagels to green bread to green beer, celebrating St. Patrick's Day has always been about fun. The challenge was, though, that although all of those green tinged treats work well for that one day, I wanted to create a recipe that would work for any day.

How I took a sharp left into Dr. Seuss land, I really can't tell you. That would be up to a neuropsychologist to figure out. But between the Green theme, my desire to add whimsy, and the fact that March IS, in fact, National Reading Month, I ended up fixated on Green Eggs and Ham. 

In a nod to history and the Irish Potato Famine, I chose to make potatoes a prominent part of this dish instead of the eggs. It starts pretty easily with preparing the ingredients. I created rings from a green pepper,

Green, Egg and Ham, a fun breakfast for St. Patrick's Day or any day. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #breakfast #StPatricksDay


chopped some spinach and green onion to add a little more color. For my ham I chose Canadian Bacon.

Green, Egg and Ham, a fun breakfast for St. Patrick's Day or any day. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #breakfast #StPatricksDay


Mix it all together: 


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The green pepper rings go into the pan and I use it to shape the potato patties. 
Cook until brown, flip, and cook the other side. It's really a quick and easy recipe.

Green, Egg and Ham, a fun breakfast for St. Patrick's Day or any day. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #breakfast #StPatricksDay
  That's it. Plate and serve.

Green, Egg and Ham, a fun breakfast for St. Patrick's Day or any day. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #breakfast #StPatricksDay

Green, Egg and Ham, a fun breakfast for St. Patrick's Day or any day. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #breakfast #StPatricksDay


I hope you all have a safe, fun and delicious St. Patrick's Day.

As always, any time you make one of my recipes, feel free to post a picture of it to my Baking In A Tornado Facebook Page. I'd love to see it!


Be sure to visit all of this month's other Blog With Friends projects:

Dawn of Spatulas on Parade shares a fun recipe, Green Bunny Poop.
Blog With Friends, a monthly group blogging collaboration based on a theme. March's theme is Green | Green Bunny Poop by Dawn of Spatulas on Parade | Featured on www.BakingInATornado.com


 
Kia of Think In English shares An Exploration of the Word "Green" in the English Language.
Blog With Friends, a monthly group blogging collaboration based on a theme. March's theme is Green | An Explanation of the Word "Green" in the English Language by Kia of Think in English | Featured on www.BakingInATornado.com

Melissa of My Heartfelt Sentiments shares Nuggets of Fun, a box and greeting card DIY.
Blog With Friends, a monthly group blogging collaboration based on a theme. March's theme is Green | Nuggets of Fun, a box and greeting card DIY by Melissa of My Heartfelt Sentiments | Featured on www.BakingInATornado.com


 Eileen of Eileen's Perpetually Busy shares her recipe for making a Green Graduation Ice Cream Cake.

Blog With Friends, a monthly group blogging collaboration based on a theme. March's theme is Green | Green Graduation Ice Cream Cake by Eileen of Eileen's Perpetually Busy | Featured on www.BakingInATornado.com

 Kristin of Little Mama Jama shares a simple recipe for Mint Mocha Cupcakes.
Blog With Friends, a monthly group blogging collaboration based on a theme. March's theme is Green | Mint Mocha Cupcakes by Kristin of Little Mama Jama | Featured on www.BakingInATornado.com


Lydia of Cluttered Genius shares What to do with all those Old Crayons.
Blog With Friends, a monthly group blogging collaboration based on a theme. March's theme is Green | What to do with all those Old Crayons by Lydia of Cluttered Genius | Featured on www.BakingInATornado.com


Tamara of Confessions of a part time working mom shares her tutorial for a Leprechaun Craft
Blog With Friends, a monthly group blogging collaboration based on a theme. March's theme is Green | Leprechaun Craft by Tamara of Confessions of a part time working mom | Featured on www.BakingInATornado.com

Rabia of The Lieber Family Blog shares 10 Ways to add more Green to your Pot of Gold.

Blog With Friends, a monthly group blogging collaboration based on a theme. March's theme is Green | 10 Ways to add more Green to your Pot of Gold by Rabia of The Lieber Family Blog | Featured on www.BakingInATornado.com




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Green, Egg and Ham         
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Printable Recipe
 
Ingredient (makes about 10):
2 green peppers
2 cups Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns
1 egg
3 TBSP flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp fresh dill, chopped
1 green onion, sliced
10 - 12 spinach leaves, chopped
2 oz Canadian Bacon, chopped

vegetable oil for frying

OPT:  sour cream and chives for serving

Directions:
*Slice the green pepper into about 1/4 inch rounds. Remove the ribs and seeds inside, careful not to cut into the circle.
*Place potato shreds, egg, flour, salt, pepper and dill, green onion, spinach and Canadian Bacon into a bowl and mix well.
*Spray a skillet with non-stick spray. Just cover the bottom with vegetable oil and heat on medium until hot.
*Add 3 - 4 of the green pepper rings. Place about a TBSP of the potato mixture inside each pepper ring. Flatten to uniform thickness with a spatula.
*Cook about 5 minutes, until the bottom is well browned.
*Using a large spatula, gently flip over. Allow to cook another approximately 2 - 3 minutes until browned on the outside and cooked through on the inside.
*OPT: serve with sour cream and chives.

20 comments:

  1. How clever! Looks great and sounds yummy. Very clever using the pepper rings to hold form! Dr Seuss would be proud.

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    1. Thank you, Haralee, this one was so much fun!

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  2. This looks amazing...wish I still liked to cook...maybe I will try it. Cause I do like Green Eggs and Ham...on a boat or with a goat. LOL.

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  3. Yum, these look delicious! I love the color - and the addition of a veggie - that the green pepper adds!

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  4. I am going to make these for hubby! His birthday is St. Patrick's Day (his name is even Patrick) and he is about as Irish as you can get without the sexy accent. He's going to love them!!!

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  5. Your breakfast is a nice change to all the green or rainbow colored pancakes (nothing against pancakes, I love them, I'm just taking a break from them), and healthy, too! If you use a curvy bell pepper you can even shape your patties into shamrocks! 🍀

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    1. HA, you're more patient than I am. Give that a try!

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  6. This looks (and sounds) absolutely delicious and I am going to have to give it a try! Yum! Thanks so much for sharing the printable recipe!

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    1. Please let me know what you think when you try it.

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  7. I am not the fan of the colour green and would not eat green eggs and ham although I do like ham just not green ham I also like eggs just not green eggs..................

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    1. Then you should try this because neither the eggs nor the ham are green.

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  8. Fun fact, my son was born on St. Patrick's Day. And no, I'm not going to see him until Sunday. But if he was still living at home, this would be such a fun breakfast - except that he still doesn't like vegetables, and he's getting into his late 20's! Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. I can relate. One of my sons is over 20 and still claims all fruits give him a sore throat.

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  9. That looks absolutely delicious! I can't wait to try them when I get back home! I have yellow peppers so it might have to be yellow egg and ham but I bet it will be yummy either way!

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    1. I bet yellow will be really pretty. Let me know what you think when you try it.

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