Pork roll, egg and cheese is a New Jersey delicacy. It's salty, yummy and delicious. Because I grew up eating it, I was shocked when I moved away from home and learned that no one else has ever heard of it … not even in NYC! Usually, my dad would make them at home on weekends, but we'd also buy them at the Jersey Shore or any deli. They're usually greasy and wrapped in foil — the ideal hangover food! If you're looking to try something outside of the norm, please order some pork roll online and try it — I promise you won't be disappointed. Just make sure you're near water the rest of the day … it will make you thirsty!
- 2 slices pork roll
- 2 eggs
- 1 hard roll (such as a Kaiser roll)
- 1 slice American cheese
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
1. Make a cut into the pork roll slices starting at the center and cutting out to the edge (it should look like Pac-Man).
2. In a nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat, fry the pork roll slices until crispy. Remove to a plate.
3. Crack the eggs into the pan and let fry in the leftover fat from the pork roll. Once cooked to your liking, remove to a plate.
4. Add a little butter to the pan, slice the roll in half and toast it cut-side down in the butter.
5. Place cheese on one side of the hot toasted roll so it melts. Top with the fried eggs, ham, a sprinkle of salt and pepper and the other half of the roll.