My sisters and I have fond memories of Ham Eggy Bread from our childhood – mainly involving Brownie camp. Despite our collective enthusiasm, my Mum didn’t make it very often at all so it became a real treat. In hindsight, I’m wondering what all the fuss was about! Then when we were slightly older, it was something we would make ourselves – definitely a good one to get the kids involved in the kitchen.
Eggy Bread also has the advantage of being one of those meals where you’re more than likely to have the ingredients to hand. The addition of ham is a twist on a tried and tested classic. It works equally well with cheese. In fact, I’m sure there are all sorts of things that you could include in your “Eggy” sandwich – I’d love to hear your thoughts on other combinations that work. The following recipe makes enough for one hungry child.
Time: 10 minutes
- 2 slices of bread
- 1 slice of ham
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 Tbsp milk
- small knob of butter
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- Butter the bread and make a sandwich with the ham. Cut the sandwich in quarters diagonally.
- Beat the egg and milk in a shallow bowl and season to taste.
- Melt the butter and olive oil in a non-stick frying pan until the butter foams.
- Dip the sandwiches in the egg mix and fry over a medium heat for 2 minutes on each side or until golden.