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.
stalks of asparagus
white button mushrooms
fingerling peppers or serrano (same thing)
2 - 3 Tbsp
fresh grated tipperary irish cheddar cheese extra sharp
sliced orange pepper, sauteed
or a little less of egg beaters (egg whites)
1 1/2 Tbsp
or less of red cayenne pepper
white pepper and salt (season as desired)
of thick sliced pumpernickel bread
2I steamed my asparagus and then blanched it to keep it's green color. Saute your mushrooms in a pan with a little olive oil. Mix your egg whites together with the cottage cheese and pour on top of your mushrooms and cook till done. Season with salt and white pepper.
3In another pan at the same time saute your orange peppers and sliced serranos in a little olive oil.
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.
4I served this with plain hummus & added some green dye to it with veggie sticks that were flavored potato, tomato and spinach. The dessert was mini chocolate gobbs with green filling. The drink was Gatorade G2 tropical blend that had a wonderful green color to it & tastes good too.
5Symbolism of the Irish Flag:
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.