Ham and eggs on toast

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Ham and Eggs on toast

Ham and eggs on toast is one of the most simple and yummy snacks you can make. Ready in no time and good at breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Ham and eggs have gone together for years. Especially around Christmas time, we tend to eat this a lot for breakfast when we have some beautifully cooked ham lying around which needs eating.

home cooked ham and dippy egg
Home-cooked ham with a soft boiled egg


ham & eggs
Fried egg with ham on toast

This is a great little snack and is found in different forms and with different names all over the world.

Dutch Eggs

If you add cheese to it (which does improve it unsurprisingly, but is obviously more calories), you can compare it to a ‘croque madame’ in France or an ‘uitsmijter ham/kaas’ in the Netherlands (although this is with cheese as well).

The Dutch however often tend to undercook the fried eggs and in some places, you may receive them with partly uncooked egg whites, which is really not on.

You can also try these with a poached egg or a boiled egg instead to make them a bit healthier.

eggs and ham on mayo toast
Ham and eggs on toast


My wife believed I shouldn’t add this to the blog as it is too simple. She then, in the same breath, asked if I would make one for her for lunch……! 🙂

It is so simple but so tasty! In most of these pictures, we have just used some wafer-thin cooked ham from Aldi which does a great job.

Not too many calories as well. However, we ruin that by using Hellman’s of course!

Sometimes if you are learning to cook food you need to start with the simple stuff. This is a perfect one to start with. 

Believe me, cooking a perfect fried egg is something that does take some practice! I like to eat my eggs over-easy as you call it Stateside.

We do that over here by lapling the hot oil over the top of the egg in an inclined pan.

I find if I turn them over to cook the top properly, the risk is too large of breaking the egg. The fresher the eggs the better.


over easy eggs and ham on Hellman's toast


It is a great snack for breakfast or lunch, or just if you have the munchies late at night, and is really ready in 5 minutes. For some variety add a slice of cheese!

Soft boiled egg and ham

If you have a little bit more time on your hands you could also try this with a soft boiled egg. A little bit healthier as you are not using oil to cook the egg, but you still need to get the water to boiling, so it takes a bit longer. Just boil the egg for 5 minutes, cool it under the cold tap and peel it. A bit easier than a poached egg I find. 

Here is a soft boiled egg I made with some home-cooked ham:


boiled egg with ham
A soft boiled egg with home-cooked ham on toast.



How to make ham and eggs on toast

Ham and eggs on toast

eggs and ham on mayo toast

A simple tasty and filling snack which can be enjoyed at any time of the day.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • Wholemeal bread
  • Cooked ham
  • Hellman’s Mayonnaise
  • 1 Egg
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Toast the bread.
  2. Coat the bread in Mayonnaise and put the ham on top.
  3. Fry the egg in the oil. Make sure the oil is good and hot when you crack it in there. I baste the egg with the hot oil in a tilted pan as it cooks, to give the over easy effect.
  4. Place the cooked egg on the top and season to suit. I use plenty of ground pepper as you can see.....


Vary the snack by adding some cheddar cheese, or even grilling the cheese on the top before adding the egg.

I like my eggs cooked with a soft yoke so I can mop up the yellow liquid with the toast - Yummy! But this is a personal preference though and you can do your eggs as you like.

You do always need to make sure the whites are properly cooked there is nothing worse that undercooked egg whites, never mind the risk of salmonella poisoning!

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