“I would not like them here or there, I would not like them anywhere. I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them Sam-I-am.” -Dr. Seuss
Whenever I tell my children we are going to have quiche for dinner, this is the sort of response I get. I feel like little Sam-I-am from Dr. Suess’ popular book Green Eggs and Ham. I have to try all sorts of bribery and convincing just to get them to take one bite. And really and truly, once they try my quiches, they do like them (usually).
So last night, when we had some friends over for dinner, I made a quiche with kale, and as usual, my kids began to groan when I told them what was for dinner.
“But this quiche is different!” I exclaimed. “This is no ordinary pie. It is Green Eggs and Ham Pie,” I told them.
Disclaimer: We are vegetarian and thus do not eat ham. I did show my recipe to a seasoned chef a.k.a. my mom, who said that ham would work well in this quiche.
Everyone seemed to enjoy this pie, even the kiddos, and we had fun talking about our favorite Dr. Seuss stories.
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
Green Eggs and Ham Pie
Butter Pastry Crust (see recipe section)
1/2 large onion chopped
1 cup heavy cream
2 cups shredded kale
1/2 cup swiss cheese shredded
1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded
1 cup ham cut into small cubes (optional :))
Press pastry crust into 9 inch pie dish. Preheat oven 350 degrees. Scramble eggs and cream in a bowl. Add all other ingredients and mix together. Pour mixture into pie dish and cover lightly with foil. Bake 1 hour, remove aluminum and bake another 10-15 minutes.
Try it with spinach and sprinkle with a bit of parmesan before baking. I turned my kids on to spinach much more easily than Kale.
Yes, spinach is much more appealing to a 4 year old (and many grown ups) than kale.