Asparagus & Eggs Sandwich


1/2 pound asparagus (preferably pencil-thin)

4 tablespoons olive oil

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

4 large eggs

1/2 loaf Italian bread

Makes 2 servings.


  • 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. Leave the part with the asparagus head intact; and cut the other pieces, into thirds lengthwise. 
  • 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 sauté over medium heat, stirring or shaking the pan by the handle, for 2 minutes or so. Cover and cook for another 2 minutes, stirring or shaking the pan occasionally.
  • Meanwhile break the eggs into a bowl and beat, adding a pinch of salt and pepper. 
  • 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 the eggs are set. 
  • Scoop onto the loaf and cut it in half. Garnish with a lettuce leafs and enjoy.

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Did You Know?
According 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 religious duties.

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.