French Toasted Herb Ham Sandwich

I haven’t posted a proper breakfast recipe since my Blueberry Granola Parfait. Despite not being very consistent with having breakfast, it’s really my favourite meal of the day. I haven’t met a single breakfast item that I didn’t like. Waffles? Yes. Pancakes? Yes. Eggs? Yes. Sandwiches? Double yes.

If I can have sandwich for breakfast, lunch & dinner? Score. I’d say my love for sandwiches can totally rival my obsession with noodles. And one of the top fillings I love in sandwiches is eggs. Any way shape or form. Egg salad, sunny side up, scrambled, poached… I’m not fussy. But the best of all is bread soaked with egg and fried in butter. French toasted sandwich!

So making to make my French toasted buns are made using Italian herb buns, eggs, milk & anchovy paste. The paste can be substituted with salt but hey, I love the fishy umami. 😉
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I left the bun halves soaking in the eggy mixture. 
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The filling consists of butter, ham, cheddar cheese, tomato & basil. Sounds good, no?
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Melt some butter in a non-stick pan. Yeah, I used quite a bit but you’ll understand why a little later.
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Fry fry fry. It smelt sooooo good! I don’t know why eggs frying in butter smells so good.
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This is pretty easy too.
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The extra butter in the pan? I fried the leftover egg mixture from the french toast and just topped it off. It kinda helps to melt the cheese too!
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And cap it off.
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I had this with strawberry yogurt milk. Just mixing strawberry yogurt with milk. 
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Wholesome breakfast, yes?
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Also, this made me feel super accomplished because I cook breakfast maybe 5 times in a year. Cereal is just such a shortcut.
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This is so worth waking up 1/2 an hour earlier, though. I mean, warm ham sandwich with a cup of strawberry yogurt milk?
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If I had room service breakfast in bed, I’d order this.

It’s the weekend tomorrow! What will you be having for breakfast?


“And all the people came early in the morning to Him in the temple, for to hear Him.” (Luke 21:38)

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French Toasted Herb Ham Sandwich
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Western
Serves: 2
  • 2 Italian Herb Buns, halved
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Anchovy Paste
  • ½ cup Milk
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 2 slices Ham
  • 1 Tomato, sliced
  • 2 tbsp grated Cheddar Cheese (1 tbsp per sandwich or more to taste)
  • 4-5 fresh Basil leaves
  1. Beat eggs with milk & anchovy paste.
  2. Press cut-side down of both buns (4 halves) into the egg mixture. Leave to soak for 1-2 minutes. Only soak ONE side of the bun.
  3. Melt butter in a nonstick frying pan over MED heat. Be careful not to burn.
  4. Place bun halves soaked-side and let them fry for about 3-4 minutes or until browned.
  5. Remove bun halves to a plate.
  6. If there is leftover eggy mixture, pour into pan and fry as scrambled egg.
  7. Layer filling on the bottom sides of both buns starting with cheese, ham, cheese again, basil & scrambled egg. Place top on top.
  8. Serve warm!

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