Very Tasty Asparagus Sandwich

J White Harris

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@JWhiteH

When the asparagus starts growing in the spring it is a challenge to find ways to use it. A friend shared this recipe with me and I adapted it a bit. The result is a very good sandwich.
Note: I have discovered that if you put the fresh cut asparagus in water and keep it in the refrigerator it will stay fresh even for two or three weeks.


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Serves:

Makes one sandwich

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

8 to 10
fresh asparagus spears, washed and trimmed
2 Tbsp
butter, divided
garlic salt
lemon pepper
2 slice
pumpernickel bread
2 slice
jack cheese
1 or 2 Tbsp
tablespoons thousand island dressing, recipe follows
1
thin slice red onion, separated into rings
pickle slices
thin slices of deli ham, if desired

THOUSAND ISLAND DRESSING:

1-1/2 c
mayonnaise
1
hard-boiled egg, crushed finely
1 c
ketchup
1/4 c
relish
garlic salt
lemon pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Blanch asparagus spears in boiling, salted water for 1 minute. Remove immediately to a bowl of ice water.
2
Melt 1 Tbsp butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add asparagus and lightly saute. Season with garlic salt and lemon pepper. Remove asparagus and set aside.
3
Butter 2 pieces of bread with the remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Place bread in the same skillet, buttered side down, and grill on 1 side.
4
Flip bread and lay 1 piece of cheese on each slice of bread. Grill until cheese is melted and then remove from pan.
5
Spread desired amount of dressing on top of each slice of bread. Arrange asparagus on top of cheese, rotating the spears.
6
Put onion and pickles on top of asparagus. Add Deli ham if desired. Cut sandwich in half. ENJOY
7
Thousand Island Dressing: Yields- 2-3/4 cups
In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients together. Season with garlic salt, and lemon pepper, to taste. Store in an air-tight container and refrigerate until ready to use.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Low Fat
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy