Irish Pride Flag Sandwich
|Cooking Method:||Stove Top|
|7||stalks of asparagus|
|4 small||white button mushrooms|
|2 small||fingerling peppers or serrano (same thing)|
|2 - 3 Tbsp||fresh grated tipperary irish cheddar cheese extra sharp|
|1/3 c||sliced orange pepper, sauteed|
|1/2 c||or a little less of egg beaters (egg whites)|
|1 1/2 Tbsp||cottage cheese|
|2 Tbsp||orange marmalade|
|1/2 tsp||or less of red cayenne pepper|
|white pepper and salt (season as desired)|
|2 slice||of thick sliced pumpernickel bread|
My first sandwich challenge was to have the colors of the Irish flag which are green, white and orange included in a sandwich. So, the asparagus, eggs & orange pepper worked well together. It was my first time to try asparagus in a sandwich & it tasted delish. The only thing I didn't make it on was the bread...if doing again I would need a thicker bread. My bottom bread got too soggy half way through eating it. I even toasted it too. Well, it is certainly a healthy sammie and yummy too. I enjoyed making it and hope to pay tribute to my wonderful Irish heritage. Happy St. Patrick's day to you.
Toast your bread in oven or toaster.
Now assemble with asparagus on the bottom and then your egg mixture. Grate your fresh white sharp cheddar over you hot eggs so it will melt. Place your oranges and serrano peppers on top. NOw, mix your cayenne into your marmalade and spread on the top piece of your bread and place on the peppers.
The green pale in the flag symbolizes Irish republicanism dating back to the Society of United Irishmen in the 1790s. The orange represents the minority who were supporters of King William III, who was of the House of Orange and originally the Stadtholder of the Netherlands, had defeated King James II and his predominantly Irish Catholic army at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. His title came from the Principality of Orange in the south of France that had been a Protestant bastion from the 16th century. It was included in the Irish flag in an attempt to reconcile the Orange Order in Ireland with the Irish independence movement. The white in the centre signifies a lasting truce between the two cultures and a living together in peace. The flag, as a whole, is intended to symbolise the inclusion and hoped-for union of the people of different traditions on the island of Ireland, which is expressed in the Constitution as the entitlement of every person born in Ireland to be part of the independent Irish nation, regardless of ethnic origin, religion or political conviction.