Interestingly, as of 2001, and according to Publishers Weekly, Green Eggs and Ham was the fourth-bestselling English-language children's novel of all time, and anyone who read it as a child will understand why.
How to make the green eggs was simple enough, but I puzzled over the ham. I didn't want real ham, of course, because nothing in this dish is what it appears to be. In the end, the solution was simple: I made up a batch of pancake mix and added a drop of red food colouring. (But I kept back a little of the pancake mix to drizzle alongside the poured 'hamcakes' to make the fatty edgings).
To get a suitably revolting green tint on the tinned cling peaches (the yolks), I diluted some food colouring with water and soaked the fruit halves in it overnight. Then I drained the peach halves well on kitchen paper and arranged them on beds of whipped cream. The cinnamon sprinkled around the edges is supposed to look like the crispy edges of the egg white, but of course as the cream started to spread the effect wore off.
Here are some of my other recipes for children:
Pretty Little Individual Tuna Salads for Children
Bunny and Turtle Flapjacks for kids
Quick, thick chicken soup for kids
Cheesy Tuna and Sweetcorn Lunchbox Muffins
Perfect Microwave Popcorn
Magic Marbled Microwave 'Meringues' Print Friendly