Smokin' Hot Taylor Ham, Egg and Cheese

March 22, 2014
0 Ratings
  • Makes 1 breakfast sandwich
Author Notes

If you live in New Jersey, you’re well aware that a Taylor ham, egg and cheese sandwich is just about the best tasting morsel of comfort food you’ve ever had. This version of the deli-staple egg sandwich is iconic all over New Jersey but you can make it just as easily at home and quite possibly better. The combo of Taylor ham, eggs and cheese stays the same; the way you cook it is entirely your home cooks prerogative. As for Taylor ham, it’s only available in New Jersey, but because it’s pre-cooked, hickory smoked and salt cured it’s shipped year ‘round. —secretsofahomecook

What You'll Need
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 2 pieces Taylor pork roll (or Canadian bacon)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 pieces Cheddar cheese
  • 1 fresh Kaiser bun
  • salt and pepper
  1. In a medium skillet over medium heat, melt 1-tablespoon butter. Place both slices of Taylor pork roll side-by-side in the skillet. Cook until edges are brown, 2 minutes per side. Remove and set aside. Melt remaining tablespoon of butter in the same pan and gently add the eggs so they are side by side. Cook 2 minutes until eggs are set, then flip and cook 1 more minute (be careful not to break the yolks).
  2. While the Taylor Pork roll and eggs are cooking lightly toast the bun. Place cheese on the bottom toasted bun. Then, layer 1 slice of pork roll followed by both eggs (at this point you can add salt and pepper), then the other slice of pork roll. Put the bun on top and dig in with two napkins.

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  • secretsofahomecook
  • AntoniaJames
  • Colleen

6 Reviews

secretsofahomecook March 25, 2014
You're the best Colleen! (you know I deliver... haha)
Colleen March 25, 2014
I want this to win [the best breakfast contest]! And I want this in my belly right now!
secretsofahomecook March 24, 2014
Antonia, you are right on with the fried egg. The yolk acts as a rich sauce slathered all over the pork roll. What could be more indulgent?????
secretsofahomecook March 23, 2014
I didn't realize anyone outside of NJ ate Taylor Pork roll! My kids come home from college and BEG me to make this.
AntoniaJames March 23, 2014
Such a treat. We called it "TPR" and ate it on fried egg sandwiches. They sell it online. I'm going to order some! ;o)
AntoniaJames March 23, 2014
Mmmmm. We had Taylor's Pork Roll in VA when I was growing up. Didn't realize it was a Jersey tradition. Loved that stuff. Haven't had it for so many years. Needless to say, this recipe looks wonderful! ;o)