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Cookbook:Green Eggs and Ham

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  1. Place the bacon hock in a pot of water. Add green food color (as much or as little as you like).*
  2. Bring to the boil and simmer for 60-90 mins.
  3. Remove the hock and let it cool a little.
  4. Carefully remove the skin leaving the fat layer intact.
  5. If the hock is the right degree of green, place on an oval platter. If not, return to pot and add color until the right degree is reached.
  6. Remove and place on an oval platter.
  7. Separate eggs.
  8. Poach the egg yokes in water with blue food color.*
  9. Poach the egg whites in uncolored water.
  10. Place the egg whites on platter with hock.
  11. Place the yokes on the whites.
  12. Serve using a tri-pronged fork.

*Use food color carefully and follow the manufactures guidelines.