& Eggs Sandwich
pound asparagus (preferably pencil-thin)
tablespoons olive oil
and freshly ground black pepper to taste
loaf Italian bread
- Wash the asparagus under cold
running water. Snap off and discard about
2 inches of the bottom because that part is a little tough. Scrape the
stalk to remove the tough skin, then cut the asparagus into thirds.
the part with the asparagus head intact; and cut the other pieces, into
- In a medium saucepan, heat the
oil until just warm, not smoking and
place the asparagus in the saucepan, add 1/4 teaspoon salt, and
over medium heat, stirring or shaking the pan by the handle, for 2
or so. Cover and cook for another 2 minutes, stirring or shaking the
- Meanwhile break the eggs into a
bowl and beat, adding a pinch of salt
- Cut the bread in half
lengthwise. Remove the soft doughy part, and toast
the loaf slightly.
- Uncover the asparagus, raise
the heat and add the eggs, stirring as
you would for a frittata or omelet. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until
eggs are set.
- Scoop onto the loaf and cut it
in half. Garnish with a lettuce leafs
|Did You Know?
to the rules of most of the vegetarian societies today, real vegetarians would not be allowed the use of eggs, milk,
butter and lard; but it appears that many use these, though there are a
considerable number of persons who abstain.
There is no doubt that the vegetable kingdom, without either milk or
eggs, contains every requisite for the support of the human body.
The vegetable kingdom comprehends the cereals, legumes, roots,
starches, sugar, herbs, and fruits.
The origin of vegetarianism is as old as the history of the world
itself, and probably from time immemorial there have been sects which
have practised vegetarianism, either as a religious duty, or under the
belief that they would render the body more capable of performing
In the year 1098, or two years prior to the date of Henry I., there was
a strictly vegetarian society formed in connection with the Christian
Church, which lived entirely on herbs and roots, and the society has
lasted to the present day.