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Ham Sandwich with Greens and Eggs

Ham Sandwich with Greens and EggsA tribute to Dr. Suess' storybook, Green Eggs and Ham. Slices of Black Forest ham, red onion are layered with a fried egg, mixed baby greens and basil pesto on sourdough or whole wheat bread. Recipe by Chef Michael Symon.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 thin slices Black Forest ham, fully cooked
2 slices red onion, paper thin slices
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 large eggs
1 to 2 thin slices fresh mozzarella cheese (about 1 1/2 ounces total)
2 (1/2-thick) slices sourdough bread, or whole wheat bread (about 4 to 5-inches in diameter)
1/3 cup mixed baby greens
2 tablespoons basil pesto

Cooking Directions:

  1. Soak onion in a small bowl of ice water for 2 minutes.
  2. While onion is soaking, cook ham in a large nonstick skillet or sauté pan over medium-low heat about 6 minutes or until edges begin to curl and become crispy. Transfer ham to a plate.
  3. In the same skillet or pan, heat oil over medium heat. Break eggs into skillet. Slightly break yolks with the tip of a sharp knife. Cover and cook about 3 minutes or just until whites are set and yolks are cooked, turning over halfway during cooking. Transfer eggs with ham on plate; cover to keep warm.
  4. Meanwhile, drain onions and layer ham, mozzarella and onion slices on 1 slice of bread. Top with second slice of bread. Press down on sandwich with palm of your hand.
  5. Place in skillet and cook, covered, for 30 to 60 seconds on each side or until toasted.
  6. Transfer sandwich to cutting board, and open sandwich. Layer greens and eggs on top; spread with pesto. Close sandwich and cut in half to serve.

Makes 1 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 recipe): Calories: 690 calories; Protein: 41 grams; Fat: 38 grams; Sodium: 1520 milligrams; Cholesterol: 480 milligrams; Saturated Fat: 12 grams; Carbohydrates: 48 grams; Fiber: 5 grams.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.