Asparagus Sandwich

Asparagus Sandwich ( Recipe ? )

I’m not sure if a sandwich can have a recipe but let’s pretend!

The start of asparagus season is exciting for us.  We will eat 3-5 pounds a week of it when it’s in season and are good and tired of it by the time the season is over.  It’s great grilled, turned into soup, steamed, lightly boiled or raw.

This sandwich was for breakfast on the weekend.  It was meant to be served with a fried egg until I realized that we were out of eggs.  We opted for halumi instead.  If you haven’t heard of halumi, it’s a salty cheese that you can cook.  Slices of halumi can be put directly on a BBQ or fried in a pan with a bit of oil or butter.  The outer layers become crispy and the inner is gooey and cheesy.  It’s a remarkably good substitute for an egg if you’re in a pinch.

Asparagus Sandwich

We cooked the asparagus for our sandwiches after slicing them.  You could serve them whole if you wish but I enjoyed slicing them with the mandoline.  You’ll notice they are cut on the bias (an angle) which makes the pieces a but larger than they would be if they were cut straight across but they are still bite-sized.

Asparagus Sandwich

Asparagus Sandwich Ingredients

Mix and match ingredients as you will! 🙂  Do the prep work in advance (i.e. cubing the cheese)

  • As much asparagus as you can eat.  Cut on the bias (or not)
  • 2 pieces of toasted rye bread (sliced thin is you have the option)
  • Fried egg or fried halumi
  • Small cubes of mozzarella or parmesan.  As much as you’d like.
  • Salt, pepper
  • Cider vinegar
  • Oil (like olive)
  • Agave or honey

Asparagus Sandwich Instructions

  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a rolling boil.
  2. Add asparagus to boiling water.  Cook for 20 seconds, drain well and toss with cheese (tossing actively will help it cool and melt the cheese to meld flavors).
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add a splash of cider vinegar, taste the asparagus.
  5. Add a splash of agave/ honey, taste the asparagus.
  6. Add a splash of oil, taste the asparagus.
  7. Taste the asparagus again and concentrate on the flavours of the honey, vinegar and oil – is it balanced?  Do you need more of one of them?
  8. Assemble the sandwich by compiling the remaining ingredients.

What would you add to your asparagus sandwich?

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