Gammon Steaks with Asparagus, Quail Eggs & Potato Salad

There are so many versions of potato salad, but I love this one with the combination of asparagus and dainty, soft boiled quail eggs served with a delicious, salty gammon steak. Also good with our bacon chops or a hunk of ham or ham hock.

May 24, 2019
: 4
: 20 min
: 20 min
: 40 min
: Easy

Gammon steaks are such a good food to have on standby. This recipe with the asparagus, quail's eggs & potato salad is another great way to enjoy them.


  • 4 gammon steaks (or 4 bacon chops)
  • 450g Jersey royals or baby new potatoes, halved
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 bunch asparagus tips
  • pinch sea salt
  • 8 quail’s eggs
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp natural yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 anchovy fillets, chopped
  • 2 tbsp capers, rinsed and drained
  • 10g fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 10g fresh chives, finely chopped
  • 3 spring onions, finely sliced
  • Step 1 Cook the potatoes in salted boiling water for 15–20 minutes, until just soft. Strain, run under cold water and set aside.
  • Step 2 Meanwhile, heat a frying pan until hot. Cook the gammon steaks for 3-5 minutes on each side. Remove and keep warm.
  • Step 3 Using the same pan add the asparagus with 1 tbsp olive oil and a sprinkle of sea salt and char the asparagus for 4-5 minutes, turning the spears during cooking. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • Step 4 Bring a small pan of water to a gentle simmer and gently add the eggs. Cook for 2 ¼ minutes before removing from the pan and immediately plunging them into iced water. Peel and cut in half.
  • Step 5 Combine the dressing ingredients, reserving a few herbs to sprinkle over the top of the salad. Toss the cooled potatoes in the dressing.
  • Step 6 Serve each gammon steak with a large spoonful of the potato salad with the asparagus and quails eggs sitting on top. Sprinkle the salad with the reserved herbs.