I used to subscribe to the “eat lots of small meals” way of healthy eating. What I found was that I was always eating and always hungry. I never had that full-and-satisfied feeling which only made me want to eat more. My new strategy is to eat a nice, substantial meal three times a day and one light snack as needed to get from one meal to the next. I am glad to report that, for me, it is working much better. I get to sit down to a nice hearty meal which then holds me over until my next meal. This is one of my favorite breakfasts, a warm, gooey ham and Swiss on one side and a toasty egg and cheese sandwich on the other side.
So a Moons over my Hammy sandwich is basically a grilled cheese stuffed with scrambled eggs and ham. It is generally made with sourdough toast but I substituted a sourdough English muffin because it is half the calories and just as hearty. If you do make it with toast, proceed as you would a regular grilled cheese or even grill under a panini press. Also you can make this with one or two eggs or one egg and one egg white like I did, or Egg Beaters too if that’s your thing.
Lighter Moons over my Hammymakes 1 sandwich, prep 5 min, cook 5 min
- 1 sourdough English muffin, split and toasted
- 1-2 eggs, scrambled
- 1 tsp mayo
- 1 tsp mustard
- 2 oz. thinly sliced deli ham
- 1 slice American cheese (about 1/2 oz.)
- 1 slice Swiss cheese (about 1/2 oz.)
- Scramble your eggs. Once they reach the just set, soft scrambled stage stop breaking them apart with your spatula so they will be easier to keep together on your sandwich.
- Spread mayo and mustard lightly on opposite halves of your English muffin.
- Starting with the mayo side, layer American cheese, then scrambled eggs, then ham, and top with the Swiss cheese. Cover with the mustard spread English muffin half.
- Place sandwich carefully in a warm pan (I used the same one I scrambled my eggs in). Cover with a pot lid of plate until cheese is melty.
- Flip sandwich and warm other side under pot lid until sandwich is warm all the way through.
I don’t have a toaster oven because I haven’t found one that works and isn’t prohibitively expensive or heats to 500°F on the outside, but if you have a toaster oven this sandwich would also work very well under the broiler instead of pan-warming.
Every now and then Foodbuzz send me coupons from their sponsors. While I am under no obligation to endorse their sponsors (very important-that) I had been making myself this lovely sandwich for breakfast and considering a post on it for a week or two before they surprised me with a coupon for Eggland’s Best Eggs. I buy our grocers generic cage-free eggs for baking but for fried and scrambled eggs, I think the Eggland’s Best Eggs do have superior flavor and nice big, deep yellow yolks. So there you go.