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This is not a grilled cheese. This is a melt!
Wonderful recipe. Wonderful nod to Dr. Seuss. Will add this tasty sammie to the rotation.
This sounds delicious! I would probably add a bit of diced or minced spicy chillies for kick, since my house is filled with fire lovers. The recipe is a beauty all on its own, though!
Hey everyone! Has anybody tried this sandwich with any other types of meat? Like turkey, maybe? I’d like some input.. I’m not a huge fan of ham because I only eat lighter colored meat!
I made this sandwich as soon as I saw the recipe and am eating it now. I don’t have ham on hand, but I did have some hot-smoked salmon. It works, but ham would have been better in my book. I think the strong smokey flavor is key. Try turkey + smoked paprika, maybe?
I used cooked bacon slices leftover from breakfast. It was good!
Sounds really good. If you wanted actual green eggs instead of greens and eggs, you could blend up the spinach into the eggs. Of course, you would have to do scrambled or something instead of a fried egg in that case.
My favorite version of green eggs is to beat together an egg with avocado. Because avocados are similar to eggs in terms of protein and fat content, they work together well. It’s a good way to use an avocado that’s a little past it’s prime, when it starts getting stringy, or not quite ripe and still a little hard, without just making guacamole. I usually use a 4/1 ratio, so 4 eggs to 1 avocado for omelets, or for something like this, 1 egg to 1/4 avocado, and maybe thin it out with a little milk if it’s too thick.
och, we love it! :)
Fires the imagination for other sandwich possibilities. And we hear from area goat cheese purveyor April is “Grilled Cheese Month”!
Btw, we made your pork and poblano stew recently on a quite chilly day. Lovely.
yum~ ham+sunny-side-up egg + robust cheese are my favorite toppings for a buckwheat galette (savory crepe). Sprinkle with arugula and some crushed red peppercorns, enjoyed with a nice hot latte..
I want to try this dish but, my family ate all of our ham from Easter! I’m on a budget (college student) so I don’t have much to spend on the ham. Would the pre-packaged sandwhich ham work just as well, or are there other cheap alternative brands that would be good?
Sure, you can use sandwich ham. Layer on as many slices as you want.
Can this be served cold? It would be much better than bologna on a family picnic in the mountains! Also what are some non-messy ways I could spice it up but just a little? Thanks for any advice!!
With the fried egg I think it would be better hot. If you want a cold sandwich I recommend scrambling the egg first, cook it omelette style so it holds together better. Also obviously you wouldn’t want to grill the sandwich, that wouldn’t be good cold. So just use fresh rye bread slices. As for spicing it up, add some hot sauce to the eggs.
Ooh, how about a bit of mustard? Dijon, maybe mixed with mayo?
Doesn’t really need either. But if you want it to have more of a bite, you could use arugula instead of spinach.
Rye, cheese, and greens are so good! I think rye and sourdough are my favorite breads to make grilled cheese. It such a good balance against the cheesiness. We are having chipotle tomato soup with grilled cheese tonight for dinner, I will add my greens to it, thanks!
Gruyere and ham are a match made in grilled cheese heaven. We still have plenty of ham left over, too. My favorite way to eat it is with a cheese fondue mixture on a grilled cheese sandwich. Beyond fantastic!