Sunny Anderson's Green Eggs and Ham

Yummy Brunch Recipes for New Year's Day

Michael Schlow shares some delicious recipes.
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

There's no better way to celebrate New Year's Day than sharing a big delicious brunch with friends. Sunny Anderson, host of the Food Network's "Cooking for Real," shared tasty brunch recipes with 'Good Morning America.'

Try her recipe for Green Eggs and Ham, or Spinach Pesto Scrambled Eggs on Garlic Brioche with Country Ham.


  • Ham
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 slices brioche (1/2-inch thick)
  • 4 slices bone-in boiled ham (1/4-inch thick)
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons shallot, finely chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Spinach Pesto
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed
  • 3 1/2 ounces Asiago cheese, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking Directions


    In a large skillet over medium-low heat, melt 3 tablespoons butter. Add garlic and distribute evenly, then add brioche and coat on both sides with garlic butter. Toast over low heat, so garlic doesn't burn until slightly brown and crisp. Remove to a plate.

    Wipe the pan with a paper towel, melt 1 tablespoon butter and add the ham. Cook the ham over medium heat to brown slightly on both sides and to heat through. Remove to a plate.

    In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, cream, and shallot. In a nonstick skillet over low heat, melt remaining butter. Cook egg mixture over low heat, whisking the entire time so the eggs form little loose curds. Season with salt and pepper. Serve eggs over brioche with ham and dollop top with Spinach Pesto.


    In a food processor, pulse to blend spinach, walnuts, garlic and cheese. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. While machine is running, drizzle in oil until the mixture forms a loose paste. Season, to taste, with pepper.

    Recipe courtesy Sunny Anderson, 2008

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: ham, shallots, garlic, spinach

    Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Main Course

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