Rating: 4.82 stars
38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Crispy, grilled, buttery bread joins a slightly sweet, super savory vegetable-egg patty, smoky ham and melty cheese, and a ridiculous amount of mayo and ketchup for one of the most memorable sandwich experiences of my life. Plus, you'll eat about a whole serving of vegetables and barely even notice.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 sandwich
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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 servings
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Directions

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  • Combine carrot, cabbage, green onion, black pepper, cayenne, and salt. Mix with your hands for about 30 seconds until soft and seasoned. Add eggs and mix thoroughly with a fork; set aside.

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  • Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add bread slices and toss to make sure both sides are well buttered. Grill bread until both sides are beautifully toasted and golden brown and starting to get a little crispy. Remove to a plate.

  • Heat remaining butter in the same skillet over medium heat. Add cabbage mixture; cook and simultaneously mix by using the edge of a spatula to chop down on the surface while pushing the edges up and over the top. As the mixture starts to hold its shape, form into a rectangle that's about twice as long as it is wide. Split the rectangle in half and continue to cook until golden brown; flip and continue on the opposite side, 3 to 4 minutes total.

  • Stack cabbage pieces on top of one another and transfer to toast. Top with sugar.

  • Add ham to the same skillet over medium heat; cook until sizzling. Flip and top ham with Cheddar cheese. Cook until melted, about 1 minute.

  • Place ham on sandwich and squeeze over mayonnaise and ketchup. Top with remaining slice of toast, slice in half, and serve.

Chef's Notes:

You can grate the carrot or use a vegetable cutter instead.

You can use a pinch of Korean chile flakes instead of cayenne. You can use American cheese instead of mild Cheddar.

If you want to use fewer vegetables and 1 egg, you can make a smaller version of the same sandwich.

Nutrition Facts

938 calories; protein 31.6g; carbohydrates 49.9g; fat 69.6g; cholesterol 514.8mg; sodium 2594.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2020
This was so simple to make and very satisfying! I bought a bag of coleslaw mix and a bag of julienned carrots. I added some green onions from my garden and didn’t worry about the ratio — just mixed up about a cups worth. I really didn’t want to use sugar or catsup but his video said it was a must. All the ingredients blended so perfectly that neither stood out. I will definitely make this again and probably for my friends. I had this for dinner with a beer. Delish comfort food! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2020
I've made this a few times since learning the recipe, it's so tasty an easy to make. One thing I've changed is only adding the salt to the julienned vegetables prior to the mix/crushing step. The salt is part of what breaks down the carrot and cabbage, and I end up wasting less cayenne and pepper if I add it at the same time as the eggs. There seems to be a lot of variation in what can go into one of these too, if my YT recommendations are anything to go by. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/21/2021
I added one more egg and cooked the mixture in the bottom of a loaf pan at 350 for about 12 minutes. It came out the perfect size and shape for two sandwiches. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2021
Great, easy recipe. Left out the cayenne. To me, it tasted like a cheeseburger. Spouse loved this sandwich, too. Chef John has not failed us yet. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2020
Hearty and very satisfying! I'll definitely make this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2020
I made the sandwiches exactly as the recipe says. I quadrupled the recipe to make 4 sandwiches. They were extremely delicious. The sweetness of the sugar and ketchup balanced well with the saltiness of the ham, egg, mayo, and vegetables. Everything in the sandwich worked together to make something very good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2020
cheap and easy to make Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2021
Absolutely incredible flavors -- much more than the sum of its parts, and incredible given how easy this came together. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2021
Well, I say I made it. I basically did (i giggle because I loathe when someone says they made a recipe and when I read what they did, it sounds like they reworked the entire recipe) Instead of the carrots and cabbage as in the recipe, I bought a bag of slaw mix with some carrots in it. I mixed the eggs up in a couple of handfuls of the slaw mix and cooked that at the time specified in the recipe. Heated up the ham while I was cooking the egg/slaw mixture. Applied a thin smear of mayo to both bread slices and dotted that with ketchup. Sprinkled a bit of sugar over all that. Put the sammich together from there. Had enough egg/slaw mixture to cook later today. And as always... Enjoy Read More