Green Eggs and Ham

Green Eggs and Ham
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  • 8Servings


  • 1 fully cooked bone-in smoked ham (6 to 8 pounds)
  • 3/4 cup mint or apple jelly
  • 3 medium tomatillos, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • 3 ripe avocados, halved and pitted
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 8 large eggs


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees . Place the ham in a roasting pan with 1 cup water and bake until heated through, about 1 hour. Let the ham cool slightly, about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt the jelly over low heat. Remove from heat and stir in the tomatillos. Brush the ham (except for the cut side) with the jelly-tomatillo glaze, then gently pat the cilantro onto the glaze.

Scoop the avocado flesh into a bowl. Add lime juice and salt and mash with a fork.

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. When the butter stops foaming, crack 4 eggs into the pan, cover and cook until the yolks are slightly firm. Transfer the eggs to a serving platter and repeat with the remaining 2 tablespoons butter and 4 eggs.

Scoop the guacamole onto each egg yolk. Slice the ham and serve with the eggs; serve the leftover guacamole on the side.