|Griddled gammon steak and spiced fried egg bread rolls|
I'm not to be honest sure where this idea came from, it's really just a combination of two different things I've made regularly in the past, incorporated in what is essentially a sandwich. Although I do enjoy griddled gammon steaks occasionally, I can't actually remember how many years it must be since I made these eggs. The good news is that the dish worked really well and I hope you'll consider giving it a try.
|Eggs are broken in to ramekins and seasoned|
Ingredients per Person
2 medium gammon steaks
Vegetable oil for frying
Generous pinch each of ground coriander, ground cumin and mild/medium chilli powder
Salt and pepper
2 soft bread rolls
3 or 4 rolled and shredded basil leaves to garnish
|Frying pan is lightly oiled for frying eggs|
The cooking time for this dish is minimal and pretty much hands on at all times so it is best to have everything ready before you begin. This means that you should break each egg carefully in to a small ramekin and season with the spices, salt and pepper. You should wipe a small, non-stick frying pan with vegetable oil, which will be used to fry the eggs.
|Starting to griddle gammon steaks|
You could of course simply fry the gammon steaks but griddling is not only quicker, it gives the steaks a far more attractive appearance. Begin by putting your dry pan on to reach a very high, smoking hot heat.
|Gammon steaks are turned in griddle pan|
Use a pastry brush to oil the gammon steaks before laying them in the pan to fry. You will be able to see from the side when they are half cooked and ready for turning with tongs but a couple of minutes each side serves as a useful guideline.
|Starting to fry spiced eggs|
Put the frying pan on to preheat to a medium to high heat while you lift the gammon steaks to a warmed plate to briefly rest. When the frying pan is heated, carefully pour in the eggs. After about twenty seconds or so - when they are clearly holding their shape - reduce the heat to low to medium.
|Frying spiced eggs are turned in pan|
When the egg white is set almost all the way up to the yolk, carefully turn the eggs over to finish cooking for a minute or so on their second side.
|Griddled and rested gammon steaks are laid on bread rolls|
Cut the rolls open and lay the gammon steaks on the bottom halves.
|Spicy fried eggs are laid on gammon steaks|
Lay on the eggs, garnish with the basil and close the tops over.
|Basil garnishes spicy fried eggs|
The egg yolks should be still moist but not overly runny, meaning the rolls are not too messy to eat.
|Tucking in to gammon steak and spicy fried egg roll|