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The Hawaiian Sandwich: It’s not Just for Breakfast – A sandwich that will BLOW your mind, with the combination of ingredients that you’d never imagine working well together.
I’m about ready to rock your world with a sandwich that not only “wowed,” my family, but was so incredibly easy to make. It has turned out to be one of our favorites to make when we are pressed for time, but still want to make an easier homemade meal.
The Hawaiian Sandwich: It’s not Just for Breakfast
With only a few ingredients, this sandwich can be created in no-time, but also fill up your family. Have you ever been to a restaurant, and happen across an item on the menu that has rare ingredients, or a combination of ingredients that makes you go, “Whaaa!?”
Ingredients we used:
(Full Recipe Below)
Castle Wood Reserve® Honey Ham + Pepperjack Cheese + Pineapple Ring + Over-easy egg + Hawaiian Buns
For a family of four: Use 4 buns, 8-12 slices of ham, 4 slices of cheese, 4 pineapple rings, and 4 eggs.
That’s how I feel when I think about this sandwich. From the moment of experimentation, I’ll admit… I was thinking, “This can either go really bad, or be surprisingly amazing.” Well if it wasn’t surprisingly amazing, then I wouldn’t be sharing this recipe with you today.
My husband? You better BELIEVE he loved it. He loves an over-easy egg on a hamburger, so I knew he’d love an egg on a hot ham sandwich. The pineapple??? I wasn’t sure he’d go for it… but he did, and fell in love.
It’s not just for breakfast:
Although it’s made with an egg, you may be thinking, “Breakfast.” Well, it would be absolutely delicious for breakfast. But we even love this for lunch, or dinner! (Or a midnight snack, when we get on a Netflix binge watching kick.)
If you saw my “Best Cheeseburger Recipe,” video tutorial, then you know I’m a firm believer in toasting buns. Either butter the insides of your bun, and toss on the skillet for about 30 seconds, or coat the skillet with butter, and toast the buns a bit. Set aside.
Next, fry your ham in the skillet, and top it with cheese a minute or so right before you plan to take it off. (To allow the cheese to melt on top of the ham a bit.) Top the bottom slice of your Hawaiian bun.
This is when you can place a pineapple ring, right on top of the ham/cheese, or you can place the pineapple ring in to the skillet for a bit, to allow it to heat up/sear. Either way, it’s delish.
In the same skillet, (toss in a little more butter if necessary), and fry your egg “over-easy.” When it has completed frying, place it on top of the pineapple.
Place the top bun on, and gently push down, allow the bun to slowly “pop,” the egg so the yolk will slightly flow out on to the rest of the sandwich.
I’m not going to lie… my mouth is completely watering, writing that last step.
It’s a sandwich that your family may say, “Huh?” But that left my family saying, “Yum.”
For the new year, I pledged to start cooking more at home. We were ALWAYS eating out, and literally throwing money down the drain. But I LOVE food, so I struggled with not being able to try new things all of the time. So I decided to try new recipes at home, and I must say… if we can save money, AND eat amazing things like this Hawaiian sandwich… I don’t know if we’ll ever choose to eat out, over eating at home again. Making 4 of these for my family of 4, took hardly any time at all!
When I started eating this sandwich for the first time I took a bite and immediately ran over to my camera to capture this gloriousness of the egg yolk dripping down over the meat, cheese & pineapple. Oh.My.Gosh. So, so good.
I found the Castle Wood Reserve® Honey Ham at Walmart near the deli. They have a full line of deli meats, and when preparing a meat/cheese tray, it’s a favorite to use, because of the quality of the flavor.
- 4 Hawaiian Buns
- 8-12 slices of ham (We used Castle Wood Reserve® Honey Ham)
- 4 Slices of Pepperjack cheese
- 4 eggs
- 4 Pineapple Rings
- Butter for cooking
- Begin by buttering the insides of the buns, and toasting them in a pan over medium-high heat, for about 30 seconds.
- Set aside
- Fry the ham, topping with a slice of cheese after warmed/fried, and place on bottom portion of bun.
- If desired, place pineapple ring in pan to sear/warm for about a minute. (Flipping half-way through.) Place on top of ham/cheese.
- If necessary, add a little butter to the pan to fry your egg(s) over-easy
- Place on top of meat/cheese/pineapple
- Top with other bun, and gently push down, allow the egg yolk to slightly drip over the rest of the sandwich.
- Follow steps for all 4 sandwiches.
I hope you enjoy it!