Are you in the mood for a delicious breakfast that will satisfy your cravings? Look no further than this Air Fryer Moons Over My Hammy – a delicious Denny’s copycat recipe! This decadent sandwich is filled with melty cheese and juicy ham tucked between two halves of an egg and Sourdough bread.

But what sets it apart from other recipes out there is how quickly and easily it comes together using an air fryer. So grab your ingredients, and let’s start creating this scrumptious meal!

Air Fryer Moons Over My Hammy (Denny’s Copycat)

What Are Moons Over My Hammy (Denny’s Copycat) Sandwich


Moons Over My Hammy is a popular breakfast sandwich served at Denny’s restaurants. It consists of ham, scrambled eggs, and Swiss and American cheese sandwiched between two slices of grilled sourdough bread. The name “Moons Over My Hammy” is a playful reference to the over-easy eggs used in the sandwich, which resemble a moon.

The sandwich has been a staple on Denny’s menu for over 30 years and is a customer favorite. Many people have tried replicating the sandwich at home, creating their own Denny’s copycat version to enjoy anytime.

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Moons Over My Hammy (Denny’s Copycat)

Are you looking for a delicious, quick, and easy meal idea? Or maybe you have recently become a fan of air fryer recipes? Well, whatever the reason that brings you here today, I am so excited to share an incredibly delicious and unique recipe – Air Fryer Moons Over My Hammy! This Denny’s copycat is made with all the traditional ingredients, such as melted cheese, scrambled eggs, ham slices, and topped-off but sourdough bread.

All these wonderful flavors come together in minutes in your air fryer, resulting in extra crispy toast points. Trust me when I say this dish will become one of your go-to meals no matter the time or day! So let’s dive right into our shopping list and get started…

Air Fryer Moons Over My Hammy (Denny’s Copycat)

Remember the step-by-step directions are below in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the page, as well as the nutritional information.

  • Eggs: Use large eggs
  • Milk: Use whole milk, almond milk, coconut milk, or oat milk
  • Ham: Use deli-sliced ham
  • Cheese: Use American cheese or cheddar cheese, and Swiss Cheese
  • Bread: Use Artician bread or Sourdough bread
  • Butter: Use unsalted butter
  • Hashbrowns: Use shredded hashbrowns, or use hashbrowns patties and shred them yourself.
  • Seasonings: Kosher Salt and Black Pepper

How To Make Moons Over My Hammy (Denny’s Copycat) In Air Fryer

Do you have an unrelenting craving for Denny’s Moons Over My Hammy? If so, this post is just what you need! We’ll take a look at the classic dish, learn how to make a copycat version of it in your air fryer, and answer all your questions.

You don’t need to leave the house because now you can enjoy those delicious sandwiches right from your own kitchen! And they only take minutes to prepare.

How To Make Moons Over My Hammy (Denny’s Copycat) In Air Fryer

Step One: Prepare The Eggs

In a small bowl, add the eggs, milk, salt, and black pepper; whisk the egg mixture together using a whisk. Add one tablespoon of room-temperature butter to the frying pan or large skillet. Over medium-high heat, melt the butter, an then add the eggs, and cook, until the eggs are cooked through, stirring the eggs frequently during the cooking process; remove the eggs from the frying pan and set aside.

How To Make Moons Over My Hammy (Denny’s Copycat) In Air Fryer

Step Two: Saute The Ham

Add the slices of ham to the frying pan and cook for about a minute or until they are warm. Remove and set aside. You can also heat them in the microwave or air fryer heating until warm.

Air Fryer Moons Over My Hammy (Denny’s Copycat)

Step Three: Assemble the Sandwich

With the remaining butter, butter one side of each slice of bread. With the butter side down, add one slice of American cheese, one slice of Swiss cheese, the ham slices, the cooked eggs, American cheese, and then Swiss cheese. Then place the top slice of bread onto the sandwich, butter side up.

Air Fryer Moons Over My Hammy (Denny’s Copycat)

Step Four: Air Fry Moons Over My Hammy (Denny’s Copycat)

Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F for 3-5 minutes. Then add your sandwich to the air fryer basket, cook for 2 minutes per side, and remove when the bread is golden brown, and the cheese is melted.

Air Fryer Moons Over My Hammy (Denny’s Copycat)

Step Five: Serving

Serve with hashbrowns or shredded hashbrowns.

Moons Over My Hammy (Denny’s Copycat) Sandwich

Pro Tips

  • Use quality ingredients: quality ham and cheese, as well as fresh eggs and bread, can make a difference in the overall taste and texture of the dish.
  • Preheat your air fryer: Preheating your air fryer before cooking can help ensure even cooking and a crispy texture.
  • Cook in batches: Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to cook the sandwiches in batches to avoid overcrowding and to ensure even cooking.
  • Check on the sandwiches: Keep an eye on the sandwiches while they cook to make sure they don’t burn, and adjust the cooking time if necessary.
  • Add spices and seasonings: Add some extra flavor to your eggs by seasoning them with salt and pepper or adding spices like garlic powder or paprika.
Air Fryer Moons Over My Hammy (Denny’s Copycat)

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a different type of bread?

Yes, you can use any bread you like. However, using thicker bread like Texas toast or brioche can help the sandwich hold up better and prevent it from becoming soggy.

Can I use bacon instead of ham?

Yes, you can substitute cooked bacon for the ham if you prefer.

Can I use a different type of cheese?

Yes, feel free to experiment with different types of cheese to find your favorite. Cheddar and Swiss work particularly well with this recipe.

Can I cook the eggs in a different way?

Yes, you can cook the eggs however you prefer, such as scrambled or over-easy.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

While this sandwich is best when enjoyed fresh and hot, you can make the individual components ahead of time and assemble the sandwich just before cooking it in the air fryer.

Can I make this sandwich in a regular frying pan?

Yes, you can make this sandwich in a regular frying pan. Simply cook the ham and eggs in the pan first, and then assemble the sandwich with the cheese and bread.

How do I store leftover sandwich?

You can store leftover sandwiches in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. To reheat, place the sandwich in the air fryer or oven until heated through.

Can I add other ingredients to this sandwich?

You can add other ingredients to this sandwich, such as bacon, sausage, or vegetables like spinach or mushrooms. However, be careful not to overstuff the sandwich, as it may be difficult to eat.

Air Fryer Moons Over My Hammy (Denny’s Copycat)

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Air Fryer Moons Over My Hammy (Denny’s Copycat)

Air Fryer Moons Over My Hammy (Denny’s Copycat)

5 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings

Description

Are you in the mood for a delicious breakfast that will satisfy your cravings? Look no further than this Air Fryer Moons Over My Hammy – a delicious Denny’s copycat recipe! This decadent sandwich is filled with melty cheese and juicy ham tucked between two halves of an egg and Sourdough bread.

Ingredients 

  • 4 slices bread
  • 8 slices deli ham
  • 2 slices American cheese
  • 2 slices Swiss Cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, add the eggs, milk, salt, and black pepper; whisk the egg mixture together using a whisk. Add one tablespoon of room-temperature butter to the frying pan or large skillet. Over medium-high heat, melt the butter, and then add the eggs, and cook, until the eggs are cooked through, stirring the eggs frequently during the cooking process; remove the eggs from the frying pan and set aside.
  • Add the slices of ham to the frying pan and cook for about a minute or until they are warm. Remove and set aside. You can also heat them in the microwave or air fryer heating until warm.
  • With the remaining butter, butter one side of each slice of bread. With the butter side down, add one slice of American cheese, one slice of Swiss cheese, the ham slices, the cooked eggs, American cheese, and then Swiss cheese. Then place the top slice of bread onto the sandwich, butter side up.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F for 3-5 minutes. Then add your sandwich to the air fryer basket, cook for 2 minutes per side, and remove when the bread is golden brown, and the cheese is melted.
  • Serve with hashbrowns or shredded hashbrowns.

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • Cooking Spray
  • Parchment Paper

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 747kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 45gFat: 50gSaturated Fat: 23gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 323mgSodium: 2722mgPotassium: 526mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 974IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 491mgIron: 4mg

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