Photo: Laurey W. Glenn; Styling: Leigh Anne Montgomery Photo by: Photo: Laurey W. Glenn; Styling: Leigh Anne Montgomery

Open-Faced Egg Sandwich

This Open-Faced Egg Sandwich is dressed up with the addition of country ham, French bread, and a frisee salad.

Health DECEMBER 2011

  • Yield: Makes 4 sandwiches (serving size: 1 sandwich)
  • Cook time: 10 Minutes
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes
  • Total: 25 Minutes


  • 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon whole-grain mustard
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 slices country ham (about 1 1/2 ounces)
  • 4 small plum tomatoes, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 French baguette (about 8 ounces), cut into four 3-inch-long pieces
  • 2 cups chopped frisée


1. In a medium bowl, whisk together vinegar, mayonnaise, mustard, 2 tablespoons oil,and pepper until emulsified. Set aside.

2. In a large cast-iron skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat until it begins to shimmer. Cook ham until lightly golden brown (about 1 minute per side). Remove to a plate lined with paper towels. Reserve oil in skillet. Cook the tomatoes until lightly golden brown and just warmed through (about 30 seconds per side). Using paper towel, wipe out skillet and reserve it.

3. Heat a grill pan over high heat. Grill the bread cut side down until lightly golden brown (about 30 seconds). Turn over and grill for 20 seconds longer. Transfer bread to plates.

4. While bread toasts, heat reserved skillet over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon oil. Carefully crack the eggs into the pan, season with pepper, and cook until the whites are completely firm (about 2 minutes). Carefully flip eggs over and cook 30 seconds longer.

5. To serve, divide ham (1/2 slice per sandwich)and tomatoes among bread slices. Add frisée to reserved dressing and toss to coat. Top each sandwich with fried egg and frisée salad. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 376
  • Fat: 20.5g
  • Saturated fat: 3.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 12.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.9g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Carbohydrate: 31g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 194mg
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Sodium: 820mg
  • Calcium: 49mg

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Open-Faced Egg Sandwich Recipe