Uitsmijter (Dutch)

Uitsmijter (Dutch)

(2 servings)    Printable Version
  • 2 slices of white bakery bread
  • 2 or 3 thin slices of ham
  • 2 or 3 over-easy fried eggs
  • 2 or 3 slices of Gouda cheese
  • butter - for the bread
  • salt and pepper - to taste
This recipe was originally submitted under the name "Eitsmiter". We've since come to learn that the correct spelling is "Uitsmijter". It's a very popular breakfast option in the Netherlands. Travelers to Amsterdam, in particular, often bring back memories of this simple, very filling and very Dutch dish. The word "uitsmijter" translates roughly to "eject forcefully". The name may have evolved from the dish being served in cafes late at night just before the bouncer had to give you the boot at closing time.

Uitsmijter (Dutch)

How To Make Uitsmijter

Fry the eggs in a frying pan over medium-high heat. When the eggs are nearly done, wad up the ham and place it next to the eggs just to warm it up.

Lightly toast the bread slices and butter them generously.

Place the bread side-by-side on a plate. Top the slices with ham, cheese and eggs. If desired, garnish with chopped chives.

This is a Dutch breakfast. I have used Carl Buddig ham slices, but you can use any kind.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank myrtle599 for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Uitsmijter (Dutch)?
Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
Based on 4 votes.

From Arie Sperger
Rating (out of 5):  

Uitsmijter is a typical lunch dish. Not breakfast. Dutch breakfast is simple: sliced buttered bread with a slice of cheese or ham. Also buttered bread with chocolate sprinkles, spread, peanut butter or jam. Warm breakfast is usually porridge.

Comment submitted: 10/10/2019 (#20865)

From HowIDo
Rating (out of 5):  

A nice variation is to use cottage cheese, instead of the Gouda under the eggs and ham, and grate some cheese over the top.

Comment submitted: 7/28/2019 (#20814)

From Bones
Rating (out of 5):  

Just the job for lunch.

Comment submitted: 4/4/2019 (#20748)

From LoveAmsterdam
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Comment submitted: 12/2/2018 (#20683)

From lola

I think the word you were looking for is 'Uitsmijter' ;)

Comment submitted: 1/29/2011 (#12026)

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