BELL PEPPER EGG IN A HOLE – Inspired by Dr Seuss book Green Eggs & Ham

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Dr. Seuss is a favorite in our house.. Many of his lyrical comedies have us in splits. His simple words, the pun, and rhyme in his books appeal to kids of all ages.. Since it was his birthday on March 2nd, this post is dedicated to him.. And with St. Patricks Day coming up in March, this recipe is a perfect clover Snack/Recipe too! Over to Esther  with her yum-tum-recipe


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Inspired by the book – Green Eggs & Ham

We love Green Eggs and Ham book. This is one of the first Dr. Seuss books I read to CJ. We enjoying reading it aloud together. To know more about the book check the Wikipedia link here, for activities and games.


I saw this Green-Bell Pepper Egg-in-a-Hole, Martha Stewart recipe pinned all over at Pinterest and we gave it a try to go along with the book. CJ loves to eat egg and helps in cooking egg omelet, boiled eggs. She was giggling and “Mommy, where did you find the recipe for the green eggs?”

You can also use green food coloring to color the egg but we preferred it white

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Ingredients to make BELL PEPPER EGG IN A HOLE
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper
  • Eggs
  • Ground Pepper and Salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive Oil
Directions to make the BELL PEPPER EGG IN A HOLE

Slice up your pepper and remove the seeds. Store the edge cups we made a Bell pepper egg cup using Microwave.

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In a large cast-iron or nonstick skillet, Spray/heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium-high. Put a pepper slice into a nonstick pan. Then crack 1 egg into the middle of each pepper ring.

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Season with salt and pepper. Cook until egg whites are mostly set. We don’t like the yolks runny, so i let it cook well. Gently flip and cook. Don’t worry if some white spills out. We can trim it later

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Trim the white outside the bell pepper ring with a butter knife

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Serve with Bread toast/Rice!

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Is it Green egg or Clover?

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Bell Pepper Egg cup(Microwave method)



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Egg White
Ground Pepper and Salt


Beat the egg whites/whole eggs with salt and pepper.

Pour the egg inside the cup

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Place the Bell pepper in microwave safe plate and Microwave for 2 mins or until egg gets cooked.

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  1. Wow! We love Dr Seuss too, so this is worth a try. Maybe variations can be made with tomato/ Boiled potato shell/ large eggplant for a green-pepper hating kid here!