I know ham salad sounds so quaint and retro - I have visions of ham salad on toast points, perhaps with a pimento-stuffed green olive garnishing the top, at a party in the 50s. But the other day while I was shopping at Thurns, a man came in and said his family had recently developed an addiction to the ham salad, and so I thought "maybe I should get some, too." So, forget everything you know about ham salad, because this is Thurns we're talking about, and they wouldn't do anything without making it amazing, even ham salad.
I'm putting up this weird recipe and picture to prove that a) the options at Thurns are endless and b) I will put a fried egg on anything. I had this idea yesterday, and Husband and I ate these open-faced sandwiches and both came to the conclusion later on that what they needed were some raw onions. So today, when I made one for myself for lunch, I added the raw onion and then went to a meeting where even brushing my teeth twice and 5 Altoids probably didn't save me from reeking of said raw onions (sorry)...
This ham salad is really, really rich - just as with lots of things at Thurns, meaning they always do well with a nice acidic counterpoint such as pickles, onions, Dijon mustard, you get the idea. It is also really nice and smoky and generally really tasty. You should try it.
Here's the sandwich: toast 2 slices of bread. Slather one with really good Dijon mustard (Fallot is my mustard of choice, best price locally is the Anderson's general store) and spread with ham salad. Top with slices of raw onion (if you use a sweet local onion, you probably won't breathe onion breath all over your coworkers/loved ones/etc) and top that with fried eggs. Top the other piece of toast with butter (preferably homemade) and use to sop up any runny yolks. Sprinkle over some freshly cracked pepper. You should probably not talk about this sandwich with your cardiologist.