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Updated on October 5, 2020

While not so common in the United States, this dish is a classic morning staple in parts of Europe. It features hard-boiled eggs, deli ham, sliced turkey breast, grainy mustard, and dark bread. Red-pepper jelly adds a delicate sweetness. Feel free to swap in your favorite cheese.


  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 ounces nitrate-free deli ham

  • 2 slices turkey breast

  • 2 ounces cheese, such as Gouda, havarti, or Gruyere

  • 5 to 6 ounces sliced dark bread, such as pumpernickel

  • 2 ounces grainy mustard

  • 2 tablespoons red-pepper jelly


  1. Place eggs in a medium saucepan and cover with 1 inch of cold water. Bring to a boil, remove from heat, cover, and let stand 12 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove eggs and run under cold water until cool. Peel and halve.

  2. Arrange eggs, ham, turkey, cheese, bread, mustard, and jelly on a dish.

Originally appeared: Body+Soul, May 2008

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