Hong Kong Ham Egg Sandwich. Savoury velvety smooth scrambled egg with ham sandwiched between two slices of fluffy milk bread. This Hong Kong style egg sandwich is very easy to make, delicious and fantastic for breakfast, lunch or dinner even. Ready in less than 15 minutes.
It’s a popular sandwich that is eaten in Hong Kong and found at most Hong Kong style cafes. Affordable, filling, and tasty. I share a secret ingredient that makes those eggs extra tasty.
I’ve always loved the Hong Kong Ham and Egg Sandwich so much. I remember when my husband and I would visit our favourite HK style café here in Canada, we would always get this sandwich for lunch or an afternoon snack. It was only $5 but it was so tasty and satisfying.
This is a popular ham egg sandwich recipe in Hong Kong as I mentioned. It’s a fast lunch that appeases many office workers on their lunch break or a great breakfast sandwich to take on the go as they walk to their office.
Easy to make!
My Hong Kong style ham and egg sandwich is SUPER EASY to make at home! There’s only one technique to ensure the egg comes out the way it does in the pictures (solid, yet smooth and delicious). The key is to whisk the eggs for 30 seconds with chicken powder.
Then the next secret is to cook the eggs at a very low heat in a lightly greased pan, frying half the portion first keeping most of it on one side of the pan and then frying the rest on the other side of the pan. Then flipping one side over and folding the egg into a neat square to fit your square bread. Now let’s say your mess it, well let me tell you it’s not the end of the world and I’ve actually seen some café’s that serve the eggs very scrambled without a care. So, you’re good both ways.
You have the choice to toast your bread and reheat your ham in the same pan, but I only warmed up the pan. But that’s it and then you’ll assemble your HK egg sandwich recipe with ham, slice off the corners (optional) and then enjoy!
Tips for Hong Kong breakfast sandwich
I’ll be sharing some handy tips to guide you to make the best Cantonese style scrambled eggs ham sandwich:
- Use delicious fresh eggs with deep yellow yolks. This will offer more flavour than pale yellow eggs.
- The chicken powder is a must for this Hong Kong egg sandwich recipe with ham.
- Whisk the eggs and chicken powder for at least 30 seconds until very smooth.
- Keep your heat at LOW (level 3/10) and do not be tempted to increase it. You want soft, velvety eggs not hard scrambled ones.
- Only pour half the egg batter into the pan and sweep most of it to one side of the pan to cook. Then once that part is mostly cooked, then pour the remainder into the other side of the pan. Then once that is mostly cooked, quickly flip it onto the other half and fold everything into a square.
- Use a thin cut of sliced ham. This is a very easy to eat sandwich, so you don’t want to use any thick ham that is hard to chew through.
- Fluffy Asian-Style square milk bread is recommended, but not a must. But I would recommend white bread.
- Make sure every inch of that bread is spread with butter for your scrambled eggs sandwich with ham. This makes a big difference.
- Cut the corners with a very sharp bread knife.
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For this recipe
You will need the following ingredients for my Hong Kong style ham and egg sandwich recipe:
- 3 eggs whisked
- ¾ tsp chicken powder
- Two slices ham thin cut
- 2 slices white bread, Asian style
- 2 tbsp butter softened
How to make Hong Kong egg sandwich with ham
In a small bowl, crack three eggs and add chicken powder. Whisk eggs for at least 30 seconds until well combined. This is important as it creates a smooth egg texture.
Grease your small 8 inch non-stick with 1 tablespoon butter, absorbing any excess with paper towel. Heat pan over low heat (level 3/10).
Pour half the portion of eggs into the pan, quickly sweeping it to one side of the pan. Keep sweeping until the solidifies. Then once that has kept shape, pour the remaining eggs into the other half of the pan. Allow this to cook until the egg forms an edge.
Then carefully flip that side on top of your other half or as best as you can. Then fold the sides in to create a square. Fry on the other side for 5 minutes over low heat.
Warm up your ham by placing them on the hot pan. Optional: Lightly toast your bread on pan.
Spread butter over your bread. Assemble your sandwich. Slice the corners off the sandwich (optional). Enjoy!
Give it a try!
Well, I hope you give my Hong Kong ham and egg sandwich a try! It always excites me when you guys make my recipes and I hope this is one you try.
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15-min. Hong Kong Ham Egg Sandwich
- 3 eggs beaten
- ¾ teaspoon chicken bouillon powder (aka chicken stock powder)
- 2 slices ham thin cut
- 2 slices white bread (or fluffy milk bread)
- 2 tablespoon butter softened
- In a small bowl, crack three eggs and add chicken powder. Whisk eggs for at least 30 seconds until well combined. This is important as it creates a smooth egg texture.
- Grease your small 8 inch non-stick with 1 tablespoon butter, absorbing any excess with paper towel. Heat pan over low heat (level 3/10).
- Pour half the portion of eggs into the pan, quickly sweeping it to one side of the pan with a spatula. Keep sweeping until the solidifies. Then once that has kept shape, pour the remaining eggs into the other half of the pan. Allow this to cook until the egg forms an edge.
- Then carefully flip that egg on top of your other half or as best as you can. Then fold the sides in to create a square. Fry on the other side for 5 minutes over low heat.
- Warm up your ham by placing them on the hot pan. Optional: Lightly toast your bread on pan.
- Spread remaining butter over your bread. Assemble your sandwich. Slice the corners off the sandwich (optional). Enjoy!
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