This Shamrock Eggs recipe is such a fun and yummy St. Patrick’s Day breakfast idea! Your little leprechauns will love eating this St Patrick’s Day food idea, plus they’re a great way to start off their day. Kids Activities Blog loves recipes for kids like this that are not only cute, but super easy for mom to make.
After the kids are done eating their Shamrock Eggs, why not go on a little St. Patrick’s Day themed Scavenger Hunt? Talk about a fun after school kids activity!
We love St. Patricks Day and everything that goes along with this holiday. We go all out with decorating the house, tell Irish stories, and my favorite: eating green food. When I was a kid we use to wake up to our milk colored green by silly “leprechauns” while we were sleeping. Instead of coloring our food I like to make healthy St. Patrick’s Day meals for my kids. Shamrock Eggs are the perfectly quick way to get both veggies and protein into my kid’s tummy at the beginning of the day.
Here’s how to make my Shamrock Eggs recipe:
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Shamrock Eggs Recipe
- Green bell pepper
- 2-3 Tablespoons cooking oil or spray (we used coconut oil)
- 2-3 Tablespoons water, optional (read note in directions)
- Cheese slices, optional
First, using a sharp knife slice the bell pepper into 1/4 inch thick circles. If you want to make four leaf clovers, then when picking out your bell peppers turn them upside down and check the bottoms. If they have four bumps on the bottom, then they should have four sections inside. Most will have three to four sections.
Next, heat your cooking oil over medium low heat in a medium skillet. Place 2-3 bell pepper slices into the skillet and cook for about 30 seconds, then flip over and cook another 30 seconds before immediately proceeding to the next step.
Now take an egg and carefully break it and empty the contents into the center of one of the cooking bell pepper slices. Repeat for each bell pepper you are cooking.
NOTE: Place 2-3 Tablespoons of water into the skillet and immediately cover with a well fitting lid to allow the eggs to steam. Although this step is not necessary, it will steam the top of the eggs so they cook at about the same rate at the bottoms of the eggs so you won’t have to flip the shamrock eggs. Alternatively, using a spatula, flip the eggs.
Once the eggs are cooked to your preference, top each Shamrock Egg with a cheese slice, if desired. I will turn off the heat at this point and cover my Shamrock Eggs in the skillet with a lid to melt the cheese.
Finally, serve our Shamrock Eggs recipe with juice and fruit or toast for a complete kids breakfast.
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