Pork Roll Egg and Cheese Recipe: Quick and Simple Breakfast Pleasure!

There’s nothing like that first bite of a Pork Roll Egg and Cheese Sandwich! This classic breakfast treats layers of pork roll, eggs, and cheese between two slices of Kaiser roll. It’s satisfying, tasty, and always hits the spot!

This sandwich is a top choice for breakfast, simple yet bursting with flavour. You can whip up this breakfast sandwich in no time with just a few basic ingredients!

You can jazz it up with hot sauce or ketchup if you want, but I prefer it just the way it is! It’s easy to cook in a skillet and perfect for starting your day right. 

Pork Roll Egg and Cheese Recipe

Pork Roll Egg and Cheese Recipe

This breakfast sandwich, known as the pork roll egg and cheese, is a real hit in New Jersey, and it's my go-to choice for starting the day. Think of it like this: crispy pork roll (or Taylor ham), a fried egg, and plenty of cheese, all packed into a Kaiser bun or hard roll. It's the best breakfast combo ever! Just imagine the deliciousness of ham, egg, and cheese all stacked up on a toasted Kaiser roll. And here's the kicker: it's usually cooked in a frying pan until it's nice and crispy!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 5
Calories 815 kcal

Equipment

  • Pan or frying pan
  • Spatula
  • Small Bowl
  • Fork

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Kaiser roll
  • 2 tbs Butter, softened, divided
  • 2 slices Pork roll
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 slices American cheese
  • Ketchup and/or hot sauce optional, for serving

Instructions
 

  • Cut the kaiser roll in half horizontally.
  • Spread 1/2 tablespoon of butter on each cut side.
  • Heat a 10-inch skillet or nonstick frying pan over medium heat.
  • Toast the roll, cut side down, until lightly browned. Set aside.
  • Make three small cuts around the edge of each pork roll slice.
  • Melt the remaining butter in the skillet.
  • Cook the pork roll, pressing with a spatula occasionally to keep it flat. Flip a few times until both sides are lightly browned.
  • Drain the pork roll on paper towels.
  • Crack the eggs into a small bowl, add salt and pepper, and beat with a fork until well mixed.
  • Pour the eggs into the skillet.
  • Cook the eggs, pulling the edges toward the center and swirling the pan to let the uncooked eggs spread to the bottom.
  • When the eggs are almost cooked, place the cheese slices on top and let them melt a bit.
  • Put the pork roll on the bottom half of the roll.
  • Add the cheese-covered eggs on top of the pork roll.
  • Cover with the top half of the roll.
  • Wrap the sandwich in deli paper, parchment, or wax paper, then wrap it in foil.
  • Let the sandwich sit for five minutes before cutting it in half.
  • Serve with optional ketchup and hot sauce.

Notes

  • This sandwich is best enjoyed fresh. If you have leftovers, wrap them in foil and reheat in the oven or toaster oven until warmed through.
  • This sandwich tastes best within five minutes of cooking. The process is quick, so make it fresh and enjoy it right away. You can always make another one tomorrow!

Nutrition Facts:

NutritionValue
Calories815 kcal
Carbohydrates35g
Protein30g
Fat59g
Saturated Fat28g
Cholesterol550mg
Sodium2023mg
Fibre2h
Sugar6g

Does the Pork Roll Need to be Cooked?

Does the Pork Roll Need to be Cooked?

Yes, pork roll is fully cooked when it’s made, but it’s usually eaten warm, not cold like other deli meats. You can cook it by griddling it on both sides until it’s hot and slightly crispy. Make sure to slice it thin before cooking.

Can You Freeze Pork Rolls?

Yes, you can freeze pork rolls for 1-2 months without them losing quality. They’ll stay safe to eat indefinitely, but they might not taste as good if you keep them frozen for too long. It’s best to freeze them in their original packaging or wrap them well to prevent freezer burn.

Can I Eat a Raw Pork Roll?

No, it’s not safe to eat raw or undercooked pork rolls. Raw pork can have parasites like roundworms or tapeworms, which can make you sick with diseases like trichinosis or taeniasis. These illnesses are rare but can be serious, even fatal in some cases. So always make sure to cook your pork roll thoroughly before eating it.

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