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Fast & Easy Dinner: Greens, Eggs, & Ham Sandwich

Fast & Easy Dinner: Greens, Eggs, & Ham Sandwich

I hate how people typically see eggs as a breakfast only food. Eggs can be cooked into many different forms, so why limit them to a certain time of day? I propose an elegant egg sandwich for tonight's dinner. This open faced mealwich is piled high on a thick slice of whole grain bread and you can easily modify the fixings to suit your tastebuds. If you don't like ham and swiss cheese, substitute turkey and cheddar. If you are a vegetarian remove the ham and replace it with chunky pieces of tomato. For the recipe,

Greens, Eggs, & Ham Sandwich
From Better, Homes, & Garden" magazine

4 slices whole grain bread, cut 1/2-inch thick
2 Tbsp. stone ground mustard
4 oz. thinly sliced capacola or other fully cooked ham
3 to 4 oz. gruyere or Swiss cheese, thinly sliced
1 Tbsp. butter or margarine
4 eggs
1 Tbsp water
1/2 cup arugula or spinach leaves, stems removed

  1. Preheat broiler. Place bread slices on a baking sheet. Broil 3 to 4 inches from heat for 1 to 2 minutes per side until toasted. Remove from oven.
  2. Spread mustard on one side of each slice of bread. Top with ham and cheese. Broil about 2 minutes more or until cheese is melted.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet melt butter over medium heat.* Break eggs into skillet. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. When whites are set, add water. Cover skillet and cook eggs for 2 to 3 minutes or until yolks begin to set but are not hard.
  4. Place prepared bread slices on dinner plates. Top with a fried egg and a few leaves of arugula or spinach.

Makes 4 sandwiches.

*Note: Nonstick cooking spray may be used to coat a large nonstick skillet. Omit the butter or margarine.

Join The Conversation
esb37 esb37 9 years
Going to make this for dinner tonight with Capicola, and a little parmesan. Should be tasty!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
i eat eggs for dinner all the time.
Catipa Catipa 9 years
What a great sandwich, looks so tasty, I have printed this one to try. Thanks.
Diana172 Diana172 9 years
too funny, I would definitely eat this! I might even add food coloring!
madball madball 9 years
I just finished eating a sandwich of Bavarian rye bread, fried egg, gouda and bacon. Not so great for the arteries, but, yum!
SugarFreak SugarFreak 9 years
Love it!
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 9 years
I would eat them in a boat; I would eat them with a goat...cheese. Perfect for a quick fix dinner.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 9 years
Haha. I missed the comma too. Now if we really want green eggs, do we just add green dye to the egg when it's cooking? Mmm. this recipe would be yummy with turkey bacon.
wingedkiare wingedkiare 9 years
I completely skipped the comma between Greens and Eggs and wondered why the eggs weren't green. (Has clearly read Green Eggs and Ham to the toddler too many times in the last three days)
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Oh lord, I want this right now!
fragiletearz fragiletearz 9 years
I don't not like green eggs and ham!
SummerBaby SummerBaby 9 years
MMmmmm Green Eggs and Ham!!... :) sounds wonderful! :)
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
Mmmmmm!!! I would probably substitute turkey & cheddar ;)
Orangecrush43 Orangecrush43 9 years
This looks good
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Yum Yum! Just printed this off ;)
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