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Delicious Ham and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich

Updated on January 29, 2014
Delicious Ham and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich
Delicious Ham and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich | Source
5 stars from 2 ratings of Ham and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich

The ham and cheese flavors have definitely been used in a variety of ways in society.

There's the traditional ham and cheese on soft bread, normally spread with mayonnaise. There's also a hot ham and cheese, either served on toast or sealed into bread empanada style.

Search online and you can find ham and cheese casseroles, ham and cheese pastas, ham and cheese muffins, ham and cheese crescent roll-ups, and even more.

Well, in this recipe, we're going to pair this amazing flavor combination with eggs, buttered toast, and avocados for a breakfast sandwich that's going to fill you up and knock your socks off.

I'm sure I'm not the only one to think of this, and I sure won't be the last, but I'm always trying to come up with recipes that I can repeat with success.

We love our food around here. If it's not good, and it's not worth repeating, then it's a waste of our time, and our meals together.

We've also had all of this wonderful baked, falling apart honey ham from the holidays still in our fridge, and bags of scrumptious avocados in our refrigerator from Thanksgiving.

My husband and I have been trying to incorporate both of these into every meal we can. It only made sense to put them together, and boy were the results amazing!!

Let's look at exactly how to do this for yourself!

Step One: Prepare your cooking area
Step One: Prepare your cooking area | Source
Step Two: Prepare your toasting area (This whole process will go faster than you think.)
Step Two: Prepare your toasting area (This whole process will go faster than you think.) | Source
Step Three: Prepare your avocado for cutting
Step Three: Prepare your avocado for cutting | Source
Step Four: Cut your avocado in half around the pit
Step Four: Cut your avocado in half around the pit | Source
Step Five: Peel your avocado
Step Five: Peel your avocado | Source
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Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: Serves each person 1 (two egg) sandwich

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese
  • 3 tablespoons (or 2 slices) ham
  • 2 pieces toast
  • 2 slices avocado
  • 3 tablespoons butter

Instructions

  1. The very first thing I suggest is to set up your different areas. When cooking eggs and toast, the process moves quickly and you have to have everything ready ahead of time.
  2. Pull out your avocado, cutting board and favorite small knife.
  3. Cut your avocado in half around the pit and twist to separate.
  4. I only needed a little bit of my avocado for this sandwich, so I left the pit in one half and bagged it up to put it back into the refrigerator. Leaving the pit in will keep the avocado fresh and green.
  5. With the remaining half, I turn it upside down and peel it.
  6. This may sound strange. Can't I just cut it in it's skin and scrape it out?
  7. There are at least a dozen different kinds of avocados when it comes to the skin.
  8. The tough skinned one you're probably used to is the Hass avocados. Their skins are so tough that you could use them as scoops in your guacamole.
  9. The soft skinned ones I'm using I think are Rincons. The skins are so soft that they are borderline delicate. They have to be peeled before you can cut up and use them in your recipes, but they peel SO easily!
  10. Our grandparents have two avocado trees in their backyard that produce fruit in opposite seasons. My avocado recipes really depend on when we visit.
  11. Slice your avocado into thin slices and set aside. You wouldn't have had time to do this later.
  12. Now it's time to make your sandwich.
  13. I want my egg to be soft and easy to cook, so I break it into a small coffee cup and add a small amount of milk.
  14. Mix it well.
  15. Put 1 tablespoon of butter in your skillet and melt over medium heat.
  16. In the meantime, pop your bread slice into the toaster.
  17. Now that your butter is melted, go back and pour your egg and milk mixture into your skillet to begin cooking.
  18. Your toast should be ready. Go and remove it from the toaster and butter your toast with the remaining butter. I cut my one piece of toast in half, because I'm only making myself half a sandwich.
  19. Since the egg is still cooking, I went ahead and laid my avocado slice out on half of my sandwich bread and set the plate near my cooking egg so it was ready.
  20. Cook your egg, pushing it around the skillet with your spatula until it's mostly cooked.
  21. Now it's time to add your cheese, sprinkling it evenly across your cooking egg. You can use sliced cheese as well, if you'd like.
  22. Now add your ham. Most people will be using sliced ham and that's fine. Lay it evenly across your cooking egg just like your cheese. I still have leftover holiday ham that we are using. Yummy!
  23. As the cheese starts to melt, I suggest mixing it all in together. For sliced cheese or ham, you might want to fold it over so that the ham and cheese are still evenly dispersed across your cooking egg.
  24. When thoroughly cooked (raw egg is very dangerous and could contain e coli), slide your egg out onto your sandwich bread.
  25. Top with your other slice of bread and sliced avocados and enjoy!
  26. Yummy! Yummy!
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Step Six: Slice your avocadoStep Seven: Crack your egg into a small cupStep Eight: Add a small amount of milk to your eggStep Nine: Mix your egg and milk togetherStep Ten: Add butter to your skillet and melt it over medium heatStep Eleven: Pop your bread into the toasterStep Twelve: When your butter is melted, add your egg to the skilletStep Thirteen: Remove your toast from the toasterStep Fourteen: Butter your toastI cut mine in half because I was only making myself half of a sandwich. In this case, use half of the ingredients above.Step Fifteen: Top half of your sandwich with your avocado slicesStep Sixteen: Keep moving your egg around in the pan until it's mostly cookedStep Seventeen: Now add your cheese evenly across your eggStep Eighteen: Now top your egg and cheese with your ham (I am still using my leftover holiday ham from New Year's.)Step Nineteen: Mix everything up together to cook the egg all the way throughStep Twenty: When your egg is ready, pour your ham and cheese egg mixture onto your empty slice of breadStep Twenty-one: Flip your other slice of bread and avocado slices on top of your eggStep Twenty-two: Enjoy!!
Step Six: Slice your avocado
Step Six: Slice your avocado | Source
Step Seven: Crack your egg into a small cup
Step Seven: Crack your egg into a small cup | Source
Step Eight: Add a small amount of milk to your egg
Step Eight: Add a small amount of milk to your egg | Source
Step Nine: Mix your egg and milk together
Step Nine: Mix your egg and milk together | Source
Step Ten: Add butter to your skillet and melt it over medium heat
Step Ten: Add butter to your skillet and melt it over medium heat | Source
Step Eleven: Pop your bread into the toaster
Step Eleven: Pop your bread into the toaster | Source
Step Twelve: When your butter is melted, add your egg to the skillet
Step Twelve: When your butter is melted, add your egg to the skillet | Source
Step Thirteen: Remove your toast from the toaster
Step Thirteen: Remove your toast from the toaster | Source
Step Fourteen: Butter your toast
Step Fourteen: Butter your toast | Source
I cut mine in half because I was only making myself half of a sandwich. In this case, use half of the ingredients above.
I cut mine in half because I was only making myself half of a sandwich. In this case, use half of the ingredients above. | Source
Step Fifteen: Top half of your sandwich with your avocado slices
Step Fifteen: Top half of your sandwich with your avocado slices | Source
Step Sixteen: Keep moving your egg around in the pan until it's mostly cooked
Step Sixteen: Keep moving your egg around in the pan until it's mostly cooked | Source
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Step Seventeen: Now add your cheese evenly across your egg
Step Seventeen: Now add your cheese evenly across your egg | Source
Step Eighteen: Now top your egg and cheese with your ham (I am still using my leftover holiday ham from New Year's.)
Step Eighteen: Now top your egg and cheese with your ham (I am still using my leftover holiday ham from New Year's.) | Source
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Step Nineteen: Mix everything up together to cook the egg all the way through
Step Nineteen: Mix everything up together to cook the egg all the way through | Source
Step Twenty: When your egg is ready, pour your ham and cheese egg mixture onto your empty slice of bread
Step Twenty: When your egg is ready, pour your ham and cheese egg mixture onto your empty slice of bread | Source
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Step Twenty-one: Flip your other slice of bread and avocado slices on top of your egg
Step Twenty-one: Flip your other slice of bread and avocado slices on top of your egg | Source
Step Twenty-two: Enjoy!!
Step Twenty-two: Enjoy!! | Source

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 (two egg) sandwich
Calories 347
Calories from Fat144
% Daily Value *
Fat 16 g25%
Saturated fat 7 g35%
Unsaturated fat 8 g
Carbohydrates 31 g10%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 19 g38%
Cholesterol 246 mg82%
Sodium 689 mg29%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
The Sign of a Good Meal
The Sign of a Good Meal | Source

Personal Review

This sandwich was amazing! It was full of flavor, the avocado gave it a little smooth creaminess, and then the toast finished it with a nice crunch.

It looks like the ham and cheese eggs are just pouring right out of the sandwich, but it was actually sturdy enough for me to be able to pick up and eat, and none of the egg went anywhere.

The cheese is what keeps it looking like it's watery and not fully cooked, but it is cooked and it's not watery at all. The cheese is what really kept it all together in the sandwich.

I used our honey baked ham leftover from New Years which gave it a little extra kick and sweetness. You can use whatever ham you have on hand, and each will lend it's own unique flavor to your sandwich.

We also used shredded mozzarella cheese because white cheese is healthier and has less fat and grease. Feel free to use any type of cheese you'd like.

Like the ham, I'm sure you could create an endless number of different flavors as there are an endless number of types and flavors of ham and cheese available pn the market.

I sure hope you enjoy this sandwich as much as I did!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Yum! That's all I have to say....yum!

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      It was!! :) Thanks!

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      I can imagine that after such a healthy and big breakfast I would not feel hungry for a little while! One of these days, I will try to eat avocado in the morning :-)

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      They are so delicious, and they are lighter in flavor and texture than you would imagine. :)

      Thank you, as always, for your thoughtful comments!

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Fantsastic, and it sounds great.

      But I do worry about making a meal "too" important:

      "We love our food around here. If it's not good, and it's not worth repeating, then it's a waste of our time, and our meals together."

      Because I love you please lighten up.

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Lol I just meant that we try to make meals we enjoy. If we don't enjoy it, we don't make it again. :)

      Thank you for your love!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Great sandwich for breakfast or lunch or anytime really! Thank you for sharing. Great photos too.

      Up and more and sharing

      Blessings,

      Faith Reaper

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Thanks! Looking at that picture tonight made me want to go make one. Lol Yum!

      I love the comment!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Honey Baked ham and avocado, what more could I want? your details on the recipe are very well ordered.

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Wonderful! That was a very difficult recipe to photograph. Lol I should get a medal for some of the acrobatics I do to take pictures of myself cooking. :)

      I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for the incredible compliment!

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      This looks delicious. I love avocados, cheese and eggs. I'd like to offer you a tip for the avocado: you don't have to peel them. Run a spoon between the "meat" and the skin. The avocado will come out in one nice beautiful piece!

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      lol That's only for Hass avocados and other varieties with tougher skin. That's not possible with this type of avocado. :) The skin is so soft, you can literally peel the pin-thin skin away from the meat of this delicate fruit.

      Our grandparents have two avocado trees in their back yard. Each of them blooms at a different time of the year, 6 months apart. We get Hass avocados from them during the summertime, and these we get over the holidays. But they are both just as delicious!

      Thank you for your comments!!

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      Oh, how fortunate for you. I used to work with a woman who had avocado trees. She'd bring in these HUGE Florida avocados to us. Absolutely delicious. I'd love to have them growing in my back yard.

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Me too! Just before we moved to AZ we had just fully landscaped our back yard, put in a porch, a pergola, and several fruit trees. I was so excited about getting to watch them grow and having regular fruit growing in our back yard.

      Then we had to move because we both lost our jobs at the beginning of the recession, and out here in AZ we can't get anything to grow in the ground. lol I can't wait to have a home where we can grow fruit trees! Avocados will definitely be one of them!

      Thanks for your comment!

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