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Breakfast Sandwich

Updated on April 10, 2015
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Breakfast Sandwich
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Egg, Ham and Cheese Toasted Sandwich

During the school year, we are always looking for a fast and easy breakfast, What a joy it is when it can also be scrumptious and nutritious.

When our children were in elementary school, their pediatrician recommended eggs for breakfast. He believed protein was a necessary part of a students diet and would satiate their appetite until lunch.

My entire family refers to my husband as the Sandwich Chef. He really does make the best sandwiches in the world. Today I will share our household's favorite breakfast sandwich. While I usually made these sandwiches for our children, my husband gets complete credit for creating the first masterpiece.




The Breakfast Buddy Sandwich

The Breakfast Buddy Sandwich
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Ingredients

  • Butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Slice of Ham, We use pre-cooked deli ham
  • 1 Slice of Cheese, We use Kraft American Cheese
  • 1 or 2 Slices of Bread
  • Salt & Pepper

Breakfast Buddy Recipe

  1. Toast Bread in Toaster
  2. Heat a skillet over medium heat
  3. Heat the slice of ham in the skillet, then place it on a toasted slice of bread.
  4. Add a pat of butter to the skillet
  5. When butter is melted, add egg
  6. Season the egg with salt & pepper
  7. If desired, pierce the egg york so that it runs
  8. Cook until the egg begins to firm
  9. Using the spatula, flip the egg and place a slice of cheese directly on top of the egg
  10. Place the cooked egg and cheese on the top of the ham
  11. If desired, add a second slice of toasted bread to top the sandwich
  12. Serve Immediately
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The Right Egg Turner

Finding the right egg turner can be as difficult as seeking a lost treasure.

I personally prefer a spatula that is light weight, has a thin stainless steel blade and an easy grip handle. I also prefer one that is wide enough to actually hold a fried egg for turning without breaking the yolk.


Step By Step Photos of Preparation

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Gather your IngredientsToast Bread in ToasterHeat the slice of ham in the skilletPlace the heated ham on a toasted slice of bread.Melt a pat of butter in the skilletWhen butter is melted, add egg, salt and pepper.  If desired, pierce the egg yolk so that it runs.Cook until the egg begins to firmTurn the egg and add pepperPlace a slice of cheese on the top of the egg.  Heat until cheese is melted.Place the egg and cheese on the top of the ham.If desired, add a second slice of toasted bread to top the sandwich.
Gather your Ingredients
Gather your Ingredients
Toast Bread in Toaster
Toast Bread in Toaster
Heat the slice of ham in the skillet
Heat the slice of ham in the skillet
Place the heated ham on a toasted slice of bread.
Place the heated ham on a toasted slice of bread.
Melt a pat of butter in the skillet
Melt a pat of butter in the skillet
When butter is melted, add egg, salt and pepper.  If desired, pierce the egg yolk so that it runs.Cook until the egg begins to firm
When butter is melted, add egg, salt and pepper. If desired, pierce the egg yolk so that it runs. Cook until the egg begins to firm
Turn the egg and add pepper
Turn the egg and add pepper
Place a slice of cheese on the top of the egg.  Heat until cheese is melted.
Place a slice of cheese on the top of the egg. Heat until cheese is melted.
Place the egg and cheese on the top of the ham.
Place the egg and cheese on the top of the ham.
If desired, add a second slice of toasted bread to top the sandwich.
If desired, add a second slice of toasted bread to top the sandwich.

In A Hurry?

Piercing the egg yolk and adding a top piece of toasted bread, allows you to carry this sandwich in your hand!

Vegetarian Notes

Both of my children are grown now and they have chosen to be vegetarians.

This is a very easy recipe to adapt to the vegetarian diet, simply leave off the ham or use veggie ham.


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© 2010 Cynthia Sylvestermouse

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      Lol...it seems that I have visited so very many of your lenses already. Happy Halloween.

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      RickByrd1 4 years ago

      This is a great breakfast sandwich. Too often do my kids eat cereal or breakfast bars. This sandwich is a lot hardier breakfast. Plus it seems easy and quick to make.

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      AJ 4 years ago from Australia

      This was so good. My daughter has never been a conventional breakfast eater, shunning cereal and what most others would normally eat. I love the pediatrician advice - I always give high protein breakfasts on exam and assessment days because it is supposed to help in these circumstances. I especially love the carrying the sandwich in the hand hurry along comment - this is us more days than not!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I love to make Breakfast Sandwiches, especially on the Weekend, they seem to be Far more Enjoyable! ;D

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      LouisaDembul 4 years ago

      I am going out now to buy eggs! I love sandwiches in all shapes, easy to prepare is the best.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      this sounds soooo good!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is my kind of sandwich, hearty and easy to prepare.

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      poutine 5 years ago

      I like that kind of sandwich.

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      Tony Payne 5 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Looks good and I bet the kids love it. These days we are more commonly seen eating Granary bread, or some malted brown bread with lots of grains in it, and the taste is even better than white bread.

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      Sure! And I'm starving now!!! Off to get a nice bite of breakfast now! Blessed!

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      BuddyBink 5 years ago

      I first saw a similar sandwich in the movie 'Harvey'. That was an Egg and Onion sandwich, which I occasionally enjoy. But this look better, I had not thought to add ham or other meat to the mix. Thanks

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Oh no one loves the breakfast sandwich like I do. I'm a huge fan of breakfast in general, I was born during breakfast time. Something about having a good sandwich with egg and cheese and meat in the morning is just amazing way to start to your day.

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      Mauhro 5 years ago

      sandwich and coffee :) i add tomato and lettuce

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      It's morning, I'm sitting here with my second cup of coffee, and I stumble onto this absolutely scrumptious looking breakfast sandwich. What can I say...my jaw almost dropped to the floor, my tummy started gurgling, and my mouth started watering. What a delicious combination of egg, ham, and cheese into breakfast food. Yummy.

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      lasertek lm 6 years ago

      Seems like a delicious sandwich. I will try this one. Thanks for sharing.

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      Kiwisoutback 6 years ago from Massachusetts

      I make this a lot, but with provolone instead of american sometimes. Lately I've been passing on the cheese to save the calories, but I miss it!

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      tssfacts 6 years ago

      This sounds so easy to make. I am always looking for something simple yet nutritious to make for breakfast. I get tired of scrambled eggs all the time.

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      sheilamarie78 7 years ago

      I love the name you've given this sandwich -- breakfast buddy! It makes the sandwich even more appealing to a child when the name is so friendly. And eggs do keep you going all morning. Thanks for the lens. I like your easy-to-follow photos.

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      Genesis Davies 7 years ago from Guatemala

      Love this! We used to do something similar, but with a bagel. Yum!

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      Rhonda Albom 7 years ago from New Zealand

      I love any toasted sandwich. This one sounds great. We make a similar one with bacon, egg and cheese.

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      clouda9 lm 7 years ago

      Fantastic morning eye opener. All the ingredients I really enjoy in a breakfast sandwich. Great photos of the step-by-steps to make this delicious sandwich.

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      SandraRoseDesigns 7 years ago

      Simple, straight forward with good step by step pics! I love a good breakfast!

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 7 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Yum! My family would love this breakfast buddy!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I make a very similar sandwich for my husband each morning. Only instead of bread, I use a toasted English muffin. My husband calls it his "Mary Muffin"

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I love breakfast sandwiches...especially on the go. This is a great recommendation!

      PS: I have those same blue bowls...love them!

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      BuckHawkcenter 7 years ago

      Absolutely! I like my coffee with a little cream, no sugar. I'll be right over!

      Great way for breakfast, and I do enjoy the vegey version of ham on my sandwich!

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      Faye Rutledge 7 years ago from Concord VA

      This sounds great! Would be good on an english muffin, too.

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      hlkljgk 7 years ago from Western Mass

      if you leave off the ham, i'm in! ;)