According to America Cooks, "early cowboys called the great-granddaddy of the Denver Sandwich 'Ham Toast'". It is also called a "Western Sandwich … in such eastern spots as New York, where it's badly imitated … with boiled ham, and garnished with lettuce and one olive; usually the pimiento is left out, and sometimes the onion". This version is the real thing, though.
- 2 Tbsp. butter
- 1⁄4 lb. diced smoked ham
- 1 small yellow onion, coarsely chopped
- 1⁄2 small green bell pepper, cored, seeded, and coarsely chopped
- 4 lightly beaten eggs
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 4 thick slices of generously buttered toast (slice your own from a pullman loaf, if you can