Curried Egg Mayonnaise with Ham & Sweetcorn Jacket Potato

Curried Egg Mayonnaise with Ham & Sweetcorn Jacket Potato - Fab Food 4 All

The great thing about growing older is the fact that you have an abundance of food memories and every now and then you dig one out and relive it. One such food memory for me is this Curried Egg Mayonnaise with Ham & Sweetcorn Jacket Potato. When I was a teen there used to be a lovely eatery in Guildford called The Danish Kitchen (correct me if I’m wrong) and I’d often go there with my family for lunch. As well as the usual Danish open sandwiches (smørrebrød) they also had a counter serving jacket potatoes and this was my favourite filling. I’ve made it a few times over the years but it’s been many many years since I last made this and it suddenly popped into my head the other day when I wanted something quick, delicious and easy to make for dinner. With summer here I want to eat more salad based meals and this fits in perfectly.

Curried Egg Mayonnaise with Ham & Sweetcorn Jacket Potato - Fab Food 4 All

To makes things easy for yourself just boil up the eggs the night before and pop in the fridge ready to make up the filling the next day. If you find yourself short of time for baking the potatoes I’ll sometimes cheat and start them off in the microwave and then give them a blast in the oven to get that crispy skin that is oh so delicious.

What’s your favourite jacket potato filling? Do let me know in the comments below!


My Curried Egg Mayonnaise seems to be getting it’s own little fan club with Eamonn Holmes favouriting my tweet the other night and tonight the lovely Josie Gibson said this:


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Curried Egg Mayonnaise with Ham & Sweetcorn Jacket Potatoes
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Curried Egg Mayonnaise with Ham and Sweetcorn with a jacket potato - simple and delicious!
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: British
Serves: 4 - 5
  • 8 Eggs, hard boiled and cooled
  • 125g Mayonnaise
  • 4 Slices of ham, chopped
  • 1 x 165g Tin of Sweetcorn, drained
  • 1 tsp Mild Curry Powder
  • 4 - 5 Baking potatoes, large
  • Knobs of butter
  • Dusting of Cayenne Pepper (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Cut a cross into the top of each potato with a knife, place on a baking tray and bake for 1 – ½ hrs depending on the size of the potato.
  3. Chop the eggs using an egg slicer to slice in one direction and then turn the egg 90° to slice in the other direction and place in a large bowl.
  4. Add the mayonnaise, chopped ham, sweetcorn and curry powder and mix well.
  5. Place in the fridge until the potatoes are ready.
  6. Once the potatoes are ready, pinch the sides in (with clean oven gloves) to open up the potatoes and add a couple of knobs of butter to each.
  7. Spoon on the curried egg mayonnaise, dust with cayenne if wanted and serve with a salad.
  8. Any leftovers can be used up in sandwiches the next day.

Curried Egg Mayonnaise with Ham & Sweetcorn Jacket Potato - Fab Food 4 All I asked some fellow bloggers for their favourite jacket potato fillings and recipes and here’s what they came up with: Baked Sweet Potato with Spiced Butter Peanut Butter Gravy Baked Potato Recipes Spicy Tuna Jacket Potatoes As this dish is so frugal I’m entering it into Credit Crunch Munch which I run with Fuss Free Flavours and is this month hosted by Jen’s Food. I’m also entering Belleau Kitchen’s Simply Eggcellent challenge.

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  1. Sharon

    This looks & I can imagine it tastes amazing. Wow wow wow 🙂

    1. Camilla

      It’s one of my favourites Sharon:-)

  2. Lisa Williams

    This looks delicious so comforting at this time of year 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Lisa, I love it:-)

  3. Maya Russell

    Yesterday we had tuna, mayo, sweetcorn jacket potatoes – it’s my usual! But his looks amazing!! I will give it a go. I like the addition of curry seasoning.

    1. Camilla

      I love that combo too Maya or with red onion instead of the sweetcorn and a good squeeze of lemon juice! Do try this it’s so good:-)

  4. William Gould

    We often have baked potatoes with egg mayo & ham or bacon. Adding the sweetcorn sounds interesting. Wife would want any curry powder in there though…..

    1. Camilla

      You could always just it the curry powder to your portion:-)

  5. Ursula Hunt

    very tasty, the curry adds a lovely kick

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Ursula, it really does:-)

  6. Jen

    Great idea for a jacket potato filling, makes a nice change from beans!

  7. Helen @Fuss Free Flavours

    I’ve not had a baked potato for ages – fantastic recipe and nice twist on the usual egg mayo!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Helen – yes we don’t have them that often which is mad as they are lush!

  8. Emily Leary

    Another truly beautiful dish Camilla. Sounds delicious and perfect for summer.

    1. Camilla

      Aaw thanks Emily:-)

  9. Dom

    I love the simplicity of this and that dishes like these really do remind you of when food used to be so much simpler and tastier. A classic filling for a baked potato… the curried egg may is a particular favourite of mine. Thanks for the link up to Simply Eggcellent x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Dom, yes good food doesn’t have to be complicated and I am an egg mayo fanatic;-)

  10. Sarah Maison Cupcake

    Oh wow that’s right up my street! I love egg mayo 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sarah, me too:-)

  11. peter @feedyoursoultoo

    Love curry in anything and this looks wonderful!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Peter, I’m sure you’d love it:-)

  12. Nayna Kanabar

    Adding the spice to give the curry flavour must give this recipe a lovely new twist.

    1. Camilla

      It certainly does Nayna:-)

  13. Galina V

    What a colourful platter of great flavours! I’d be happy to tuck in. Love jacket potatoes, though haven’t had any in ages. Now very tempted to try your lovely recipe.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Galina, yes Jacket Potatoes are easily overlooked but they’re so good:-)

  14. Kirsty Fox

    This looks delicious, I know what I will be having for lunch today and more exciting than a sandwich!

    1. Camilla

      Excellent Kirsty:-)

  15. Sandi Gaertner (@sandigtweets)

    This is a wonderful dish Camilla….can’t wait to give it a try.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Sandi – enjoy:-)

  16. Camila

    Oh wow! That looks amazing… with curry? Oh yeas please!!! never done it like that! I guess I have some homework to do!!!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Camila, have to be careful how I spell that! Yes, just a small change can make such a difference to a dish:-)

  17. Heather Haigh

    Love the sound of this, great dish for any time of year.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Heather:-)

  18. Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry

    I am like you in that I zap the taties in microwave when I run out of time. Plus OH has just turned up with a whole load of eggs from the farm shop so rather tempted by this.

    1. Camilla

      Oh lucky you having farm eggs, there’s such a difference!

  19. Jacqueline Meldrum

    A good reminder not to have the same old toppings on baked potatoes all the time. I’m going to try it without the ham.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jacqueline, yes it’s good to mix things up:-)

  20. Choclette

    I love jacket potatoes but hardly every make them as I don’t like having the oven on for so long. I’ve never thought to add egg as a filling, but can see it would be a good one. I tend to go with rather boring, but nonetheless delicious, cheese. That salad looks scrummy.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Choclette, well you should use the microwave then in that case and just crisp up in the oven or I have seen you can slow cook jacket potatoes which is even more savvy!


    loved the whole platter

  22. Ursula Hunt

    great lunchtime recipe

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Ursula:-)

  23. shobha

    Drooling !
    Such a delicious meal..

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Shobna:-)

  24. Andrea @ The Petite Cook

    Baking potatoes, what would the UK do without! I usually try to keep it light and mix mayo with yogurt or light sour cream, but I definitely need to add curry next time, great idea!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Andrea:-)

  25. Anukampa

    Though am a pure vegetarian but love eating eggs occasionally. Your egg Mayo is quite tempting to try.
    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Camilla

      Aah thank you Anukampa:-)

  26. Paul Wilson

    I’ll try adding some curry powder the next time I whip up a batch of mayonnaise.

    1. Camilla

      Great Paul:-)

  27. Claire @foodiequine

    For some reason I never think to have egg mayo on a baked potato although I love it in sandwiches. Egg Mayonaise/Marie Rose or Curried Eggs used to be my starter of choice in the 80’s! Bet it doesn’t appear on many menus these days.

    1. Camilla

      LOL Claire it was during the 80’s that I was eating this:-)

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