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Dutch Uitsmijter: Fried Ham and Eggs With Mustard Cheese

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“Typical Dutch breakfast/brunch/lunch. You can substitute fried slices of chorizo instead of ham if you like and cover the bread with slices of non-crumbly goats cheese. If you don't have mustard cheese on hand, no problem, just add a bit of whole grain mustard to the mix while cooking!”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 ounce butter, plus extra for spreading
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 slices dutch mustard cheese (or mustard Cheddar)
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 slices thickly sliced whole wheat bread
  • 4 ounces sliced ham
  • 4 pickles, thinly sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, quartered
  • finely chopped parsley


  1. Melt the butter in a large frying pan, break the eggs into the pan and cook for a few minutes over a low flame.
  2. Divide a slice of mustard cheese around each yolk and add seasoning to taste.
  3. Cover the pan and cook the eggs for a few minutes until done and the cheese has melted.
  4. To serve:
  5. Toaste the slices of bread and spread with butter.
  6. Divide the ham across the bread and top off with a fried egg.
  7. Garnish with pickels, tomatoes and freshly chopped parsley along side.
  8. Enjoy.

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