Ham and eggs and Easter

In this frenetic age in which we live, we seldom have time to settle down and enjoy a scrumptious plate of bacon and eggs or ham and eggs.Over Easter we will have plenty of time with four blissful days off work. Bacon or ham and eggs are great for breakfast or brunch and make a delicious high tea meal in the evening. Here are two great ham and eggs recipes. Eggs Benedict is so decadent and the Leg Ham with the spicy Eggs has a nice twist.

Eggs Benedict with Ham

Serves 1

Preparation Time: 20 mins

Cooking Time: 10 mins


2 eggs

2 slices of bread

2 slices of leg or cameo ham

Hollandaise sauce:

4 egg yolks

1/2 cup of butter

2 tsp lemon juice


  • Cut the butter into thirds.
  • Place egg yolks and 1/3 of the butter in top of a double boiler, and cook over hot, but not boiling water until butter melts, stirring quickly.
  • Add the next 1/3 of the butter still stirring. The mixture will start to thicken, then add the last 1/3 of the butter.
  • When the butter is melted remove the pan from the hot water, and stir quickly for about 2 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice, a teaspoon at a time, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Heat again over hot water, stirring constantly. When heated remove immediately.
  • Toast and butter bread, top with a slice of fried ham.
  • Poach eggs and place on top of ham then top with Hollandaise sauce. 
March 8, 2002

Leg Ham and Spicy Eggs

Serves 4Preparation Time: 15 mins

Cooking Time: 5-10 mins


125g thinly sliced leg ham

4 crusty pieces of hot buttered toast

1 tbsp of butter

1 tsp of curry powder

1 small onion, finely sliced

4 eggs

? tsp of salt

? cup of orange juice

1 tbsp cream

1tbsp parsley, chopped

Freshly ground black pepper


  • Arrange leg ham slices on toast and keep warm.
  • Melt butter in a fry pan and add curry powder and onion, cooking until onion is tender.
  • Beat eggs with salt and pepper, orange juice, cream and chopped parsley. Pour into fry pan and cook, stirring frequently until softly scrambled.
  • Spoon onto ham.
March 8, 2002