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Green Eggs and Ham

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“This is Carla's winning recipe on the Bravo Top Chef show.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • egg
  • 4 egg whites
  • 12 cup spinach
  • 4 quail egg yolks
  • 8 ounces country ham or 8 ounces thick slice center cut bacon, diced
  • chives
  • brioche bread
  • clarified butter
  • salsa
  • 12 avocado, small dice
  • 1 green tomato, small dice, skin sides only
  • 1 jalapeno, small dice
  • 12 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 12 teaspoon chives, snipped finely
  • salt and pepper
  • parsley
  • 1 jalapeno, roasted and peeled
  • olive oil
  • add salt


  1. Blend the spinach with 2 egg whites. Whisk into the remaining 2 egg whites.
  2. In a cold skillet sprayed with oil and on low heat, pour in the spinach mixture.
  3. Gently spoon the quail yolk into the center of “whites." Cook until egg whites are set.
  4. In another saute pan, cook bacon or ham. Drain pieces on a paper towel.
  5. Toss bacon with chives.
  6. Brush brioche with clarified butter. Toast in medium skillet.
  7. Create parsley-jalapeno oil by blending 1 cup parsley, and roasted jalapeno with 1 cup oil, and add salt.
  8. Combine jalapeno oil and all the ingredients for salsa. Season to taste.
  9. Serve each green egg with diced bacon, salsa and toast. Enjoy!

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