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Definition: An uitsmijter is an open-faced sandwich with white bread, ham, fried egg and, sometimes, cheese.

Origins and Etymology:

The word uitsmijter means 'bouncer' or 'doorman' in Dutch. The story goes that this dish used to be served to cafe patrons at closing time just before they were kicked out of the door. It is still a popular dish in the Netherlands and regularly features on breakfast and lunch menus in restaurants and cafes.

Make your own:

Try our uitsmijter recipe.

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