This easy ham and egg sandwich is piled high with tasty ingredients and generously topped with a spicy harissa mayo. It’s a delicious way to start any day or even enjoy for a hearty lunch!
I love a good sandwich. Love it!
Besides “bowl” meals (basically a protein, like chicken, roasted veg and quinoa thrown in a bowl), sandwiches are a staple in our home.
This ham and fried egg sandwich comes together in minutes, so even if you woke up a little later than usual, you could still whip up a delicious breakfast and start the day on the right foot!
The only cooking involved here is to prepare the egg to your liking and toast the English muffin. Other than that, assemble the whole thing and dig in!
Tips for Making This Fried Egg Sandwich
- Use the best quality eggs you can get your little hands on.
- Everyone has a different preference on how they like their eggs cooked. I like the yolks of my eggs a little runny, but you can cook them to how you like best. Sometimes a runny egg can make for one heck of a mess, so I kinda go in the middle when preparing eggs for a sandwich (not too runny, but not firm). If you like them well done, do that.
- Don’t forget to toast and butter those English muffins. It adds crunch, flavour and makes the whole breakfast sandwich that much better.
- Rather use Canadian bacon (or as us Canadians call “ham”) or bacon instead of the sliced stuff? Feel free to use either of those instead of the ham.
- Not digging the harissa mayo? Hot sauce and a touch of lime juice works lovely with mayonnaise or even some pesto.
More Easy Sandwich Recipes
- Mortadella Sandwich
- Classic Egg Salad Sandwich
- Curry Chicken Salad Sandwich
- Grilled Ham and Brie Sandwich
If you make this ham and egg sandwich, be sure to leave a comment below!
Ham and Egg Sandwich With Harissa Mayo
- ½ tablespoon harissa paste
- ½ tablespoon mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
Ham and Egg Sandwich
- 2 large eggs
- 3 teaspoons unsalted butter, divided
- 2 English muffins, cut in half horizontally
- 4 slices tomato
- 4 slices red onion, thinly sliced
- 5 ounces cooked black forest ham, about 6 to 8 thin slices
- 2 slices jalapeno harvarti, or your favourite cheese
- 1 handful baby kale, or baby spinach (about 1 loosely packed cup)
- To make the harissa mayo, combine harissa paste, mayonnaise and lemon juice in a small bowl and stir until smooth and combined. Set aside.
- Crack each egg into a small dish or ramekin (one dish per egg).
- To cook eggs, heat 1 teaspoon of butter in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Gently swirl the butter around the pan to coat. Pour the eggs into the pan. Cook the eggs for about 2 minutes, then carefully flip and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes or until the whites are set (firm) and the yolks are still a little runny. (I like the yolks a tad runny, but you can cook to how you like them; if you like the yolks firm, cook the eggs longer).
- Toast English muffins and spread remaining 2 teaspoons of butter between the cut sides of the muffins.
- On the buttered bottom half of each English muffin, place tomato, onion, ham, egg, cheese and kale. Drizzle with harissa mayo, then top with other English muffin half to form each sandwich. Serve and enjoy!
- I didn’t warm my ham, but you can if you like. Just place in a non-stick frying pan for a minute or two to heat through.
- Everyone has a different preference on how they like their eggs cooked. I like my egg yolks a little runny, but you can cook them to how you like best. Sometimes a runny egg can make for one heck of a mess, so I kinda go in the middle when preparing eggs for a sandwich (the yolks not too runny, but not firm). If you like them well done, do that.
A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.
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