Breakfast Sandwich Ham Egg and Cheese

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Breakfast sandwich... Featuring ham, egg and cheese on wholewheat bread. Of course, growing up in an Italian household, this sandwich was only made on fresh baked Italian thick crusted bread, provolone and capicola. We still make that whenever we have this in the house. But working mom's and fussy kids changed the way we cook these days. So, here is the quick American version, and when time permits, try the Italian version.
Here's a classic sandwich when your on the go. With the quick pace and busy lives, this is a wholesome satisfying breakfast. My boys would love these anytime of the day, I use to make several ahead of time, they keep well for the next day. Any toasted bread, bagels, biscuits, English muffins and even the wonderful croissant will be wonderful with this layered melted tasty sandwich. We also make them alternating fillings, using bacon, sausages, ham, capicola or just plain without meat and your favorites can use several variations by adding peppers, mushrooms, tomato for a change.

You will need:

Lunch deli meat sliced, cooked ham, cappicola(hot ham) one slice per sandwich

Butter and olive oil for frying

1 egg per sandwich (cook to your families quanity)

Bread of your choice : Italian, wholewheat, bagels, croissants, muffins, biscuits, pita etc.

Cheese slices of choice : sharp cheddar, swiss, mozzarella, american cheese, colby etc.

In a large pan, melt 1 tablespoon of butter and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Saute ham a few minutes on both sides till it starts to get that little brown caramelized look. Remove ham drain on a paper towel. Beat the number of eggs according to how many sandwiches you are making. Put back into same pan you used for the ham ( this flavors the eggs) cook as you would an omelet , cooking on both sides flipping once. Remove from heat. Usually I cut this into four wedges making four sandwiches.Layer starting with bread, ham, cheese, egg and more cheese and top with bread.


  1. it's funny how the simplest things are sometimes the best! =)

  2. I eat brioches, bread and jam for breakfast but this sandwich looks a tasty alternative!

  3. My boys love this egg sandwich with turkey bacon and Muenster cheese served on focaccia. Its great to see how other families enjoys theirs.

  4. I also love to have it any time of the day.

  5. I love breakfast sandwiches. And I can eat them anytime of the day, too! This looks delicious. I think I may have to make some sandwiches for breakfast right now... Hubby will thank you! :)

  6. A very wholesome breakfast to start the day.

  7. Hi I am new to your blog and I just wanted to say how much I’m loving it

  8. are so right!
    Tania@ I love brioches wish I could try yours!
    Laura@ I make turkey bacon also when we have it, and love the cheese will try that on there thanks!
    Foodlovee@glad you can relate too thanks!
    Andrea@ thank you!
    No frills@ thanks
    Sorina@ thanks for the kind words and welcome to my blog glad to meet you, and thank you!

  9. oh yum! I love a good breakfast sandwich!

  10. @two girls cooking
    glad you liked this thanks!

  11. I would love to join you for breakfast lol! S, am I invited?

  12. Yes sir...another winner! This looks fantastic!


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