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Taylor Ham Breakfast Sandwich


10 Min


10 min



Taylor Ham pork roll is a deli style ham similar to a bologna, laden with east coast, mainly New Jersey nostalgia. Seared up in a pan with a fried egg this is a quick and easy breakfast that will keep you full and coming back for more! The Taylor ham breakfast sandwich is a classic and indulgent recipe that's sure to make your mouth water. It features a crispy and savory slice of Taylor ham, a fried egg, and gooey melted cheese, all sandwiched between a soft and fluffy English muffin. The combination of flavors and textures creates a perfect balance of salty, savory, and cheesy goodness. This sandwich is the ultimate breakfast comfort food that will leave you feeling satisfied and ready to take on the day.

What is Taylor ham?

Taylor ham, also known as pork roll, is a type of processed meat that originated in Trenton, New Jersey. It's made from ground pork and a mix of spices, and is typically sliced thin and fried before serving.

Can I use a different type of meat?

Yes, you can use any type of breakfast meat you prefer, such as bacon, sausage, or Canadian bacon. However, keep in mind that the flavor and texture of the sandwich may vary depending on the meat you choose.

Can I make the sandwich ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the sandwich ahead of time and then reheat it when ready to eat. Simply store the sandwich in the refrigerator and reheat in the microwave or oven until warmed through.

Can I make the sandwich vegetarian?

Yes, you can make a vegetarian version of the sandwich by omitting the Taylor ham and using a meatless alternative, such as vegetarian bacon or sausage. You can also add additional veggies, such as sautéed mushrooms or spinach, to add more flavor and nutrition.

Can I use a different type of cheese?

Absolutely! While the recipe traditionally calls for American cheese, you can use any type of cheese you prefer. Cheddar, Swiss, or pepper jack would all be delicious options.

Can I make the sandwich on a different type of bread?

Yes, you can use any type of bread you prefer, such as a bagel, croissant, or toast. Just be sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly depending on the type of bread you choose.


8 slices Taylor pork ham

4 tablespoons butter

4 large eggs

8 slices American Cheese

4 bagels, toasted

Kosher salt and pepper to taste

Ketchup (optional)

Sriracha (optional)


Breakfast Ham Sandwich

Step 1

Preheat skillet or griddle to medium heat.

Step 2

Cook the Taylor pork ham, flipping once, until crispy, about 2 minutes. Remove the ham and set aside.

Step 3

Add butter, crack eggs into pan or on the griddle. Cook eggs to desired doneness. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 4

Add cheese and cooked ham on top of the egg and allow the cheese to melt.

Step 5

Using a spatula, place it all on top of the bottom part of the toasted bagel and top with other toasted half of bagel.

Step 6

Top with sriracha or ketchup if desired.

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