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Green Eggs and Ham

First, let me explain. My Father cooked dinner on Sunday afternoons. He had three to four different dishes that he cooked and fried potatoes mixed with scrambled eggs was one of them.

When my older siblings were very young, he would try to get them to eat this dish, but they would go ewww at it and not even try it.

Finally, one Sunday afternoon, my oldest sister, Shannon, was persuaded to take a bite. She liked it!

Then Heather and Dennis tried it…and they liked it! From that time on, my Dad called it, “Green Eggs and Ham.”


3-4 large potatoes

5 eggs

1 slice of onion

Salt and pepper to taste

Oil (or bacon grease)

In a skillet, add 2-3 Tablespoons of oil or bacon grease. Add the slice of onion (it can be chopped or in slices, whatever you prefer).

Chop the potatoes into small bite-size pieces and add them to the onion and oil. Cook them all on medium heat until the potatoes are soft.

In another bowl, whisk the eggs, add salt and pepper and if you want (1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce).

When I am in a hurry, I just crack the eggs on top of the potatoes and stir them in.

Pour the egg mixture over the cooked potatoes and stir until the eggs are cooked.

We eat them with Ketchup on top. It is a quick, easy, and cheap meal. In addition, children do like it…once they are persuaded to try it! 

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