This method for cooking eggs prevents the unsightly grey ring around the yolk. Adding bicarb soda into the cooking water also helps encourage the whites away from the shell, which makes them much easier to peel. This makes not only a good topping for toast, but a great topping for baked potatoes.
Place the eggs and bicarb soda in a saucepan, covering them with cold water, and bringing it to a boil. Then, remove the pan from the heat, cover it, and let it sit for 15 minutes for firm eggs. Then run the eggs under cold water or put in an ice bath to bring to room temperature. Peel the eggs and place in a bowl with the pesto. Mash roughly with a fork. Add to toast and serve with ham.