Linda's Green Eggs and Ham Appetizers

READY IN: 35mins


  • 2
    teaspoons green food coloring
  • 6
    eggs, hard boiled, peeled, cut in half, cooled, and yolks mashed in a bowl
  • 14
    cup mayonnaise, plus
  • 2
    teaspoons mayonnaise (I use Cain's)
  • 1
    tablespoon yellow mustard, plus
  • 1
    teaspoon yellow mustard (I use French's)
  • 14
    cup cooked country ham, finely chopped (I use left over smoked shoulder)
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 4
    tablespoons green peppers, finely chopped (optional)
  • 4
    tablespoons carrots, finely chopped (optional)
  • onion, finely chopped, to taste (optional)


  • Pour the green food coloring in a bowl and gently roll the egg white halves in it. Your fingers will turn very green unless you use surgical gloves.
  • Place the whites, hollow side down on a cake rack over a plate or tray to allow to drip-dry.
  • While whites dry, mix the thoroughly mashed yolks with mayonnaise, mustard, and finely chopped ham.
  • Season with pepper to taste. No salt is needed as ham is salty.
  • Add green pepper, carrots, or onion, if using, and mix well.
  • Before filling the whites, gently dab the green egg halves with paper towels to remove excess food coloring.
  • When filled place in egg tray or a dish, cover with saran wrap, and chill until serving time.