Gammon Egg and Chips is a fantastic British pub food meal to make at home, we show you how to cook gammon steak – ham egg and chips as it is otherwise known!
Gammon egg and chips topped with pineapple and served with tomatoes and peas, makes a great filling hardy meal.
How to cook gammon steaks – ham egg and chips?
Cooking gammon in a pan is easy and quick. We will give you all the info you need, from how long to cook and what to serve with gammon steak in the below recipe card
Gammon Egg and Chips Recipe Card
You can also check out our slideshow video below or continue reading for more tips on cooking gammon eggs and chips.
What is gammon steak?
Gammon steak is cut from the hind leg of pork, usually cured and often smoked, sold uncooked. They are often sold in a double pack ready to cook at home.
You could also slice your own slices from a whole gammon joint.
Difference between gammon and bacon?
Gammon is similar to bacon, but cut from a different part of the pig and also cut a lot thicker!
Difference between gammon and ham?
Unlike ham, gammon steak has to be cooked before serving. You can still use thick slices of ham instead to make ham egg and chips.
Best way to cook gammon steaks?
The easy and quick way to cook gammon steaks is in a pan.
How to stop gammon curling?
First tip before cooking gammon steak is to cut small incisions into the rind and fat layer, this will prevent the gammon from curling whilst cooking, so it will cook evenly on both sides.
Now you can cook gammon steaks in a frying pan.
How long to cook gammon steaks?
Gammon steaks typically take between 3-6 minutes on each side (depending on the steak thickness).
Ham Egg and Chips
As mentioned earlier, you can use large thick slices of smoked ham instead of gammon, especially if you are from the US where gammon is not widely available. Feel free to warm up the slices in a pan or simply serve cold!
What to cook with Gammon or Ham?
Gammon egg and chips also great served with pineapple, tomatoes and peas on the side.
We like to make homemade chips but you can buy frozen chips if preferred? Just make sure to cook them first as they take the longest time!
Pineapple & Tomatoes
Whilst the gammon and chips are cooking fry some pineapple rings and tomatoes. Sprinkle the pineapple with brown sugar and coat the tomatoes with oil.
Cook pineapple until browned on both sides.
We like to use duck eggs for our gammon egg and chips recipe, they are bigger than chicken eggs and the large runny yolk acts as a great creamy dip for the gammon and chips.
Lastly, cook some peas to add a bit of nutrition to this hardy meal.
How to serve gammon egg and chips?
Serve gammon egg and chips with pineapple tomatoes and peas for a fantastic British dish to enjoy.
Salt and pepper and we also added a good dash of our homemade chilli vinegar. Absolutely delicious!
Gammon Steak – Ham Egg & Chips
Traditional British pub food recipe of gammon egg and chips makes a great filling hardy meal.Gammon steak served with egg, chips, pineapple, tomatoes and peas. The best way to cook gammon steaks is to fry in a pan. Alternatively, use thick slices of precooked smoked ham instead for ham egg and chips, perfect for our US viewers trying to create this English dish!
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Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 28 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine British, English
Servings 2 People
Calories 884 kcal
- 1 ½ tbsp Olive Oil
- 4 Pineapple Rings We used tinned.
- 1 tsp Light Brown Sugar
- 8 Small Vine Tomatoes
- 2 Gammon Steaks
- 2 Eggs we used duck eggs
- 160 grams Peas
- 200 grams Chips We made our own but you can use oven chips.
Cook your chips. 15 minutes before the chips are cooked start cooking the rest of the meal.
200 grams Chips
Snip incisions into the rind and fat layer of the gammon steak. This prevents the gammon from curling up during cooking.
Place ½ tbsp of oil into a frying pan, heat over medium-high heat. Add the gammon steaks and cook for 3-6 minutes on each side. (Time depends on thickness of gammon steak)
2 Gammon Steaks
Meanwhile, place ½ tbsp of oil into a griddle pan (or another frying pan) on medium heat, add tomatoes and pineapple, sprinkle brown sugar on both sides of the pineapple.
4 Pineapple Rings, 8 Small Vine Tomatoes, 1 tsp Light Brown Sugar
- Use the oil in the pan to coat the tomatoes. Turn the pineapple and cook until both sides are browned.Cook peas in boiling water.
160 grams Peas
In another frying pan, fry your eggs to your desired consistency. We use duck eggs cooked with a runny yolk!
Once cooked, remove the gammon from the pan.
- Plate all together with a dash of salt, pepper and chilli vinegar.
Salt & Pepper, Chilli Vinegar
Calories: 884kcalCarbohydrates: 81gProtein: 67gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 303mgSodium: 754mgPotassium: 2804mgFiber: 16gSugar: 36gVitamin A: 5021IUVitamin C: 116mgCalcium: 150mgIron: 6mg
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We hope you enjoy this Gammon steak recipe as much as we do?
If you enjoy ham egg and chips be sure to check out our other British dishes, such as pie mash and liquor or steak and ale pie.