Made as written and preparing three sandwiches (3 asparagus spears each sandwich) and reducing the amount of dressing yield by one third. Delicious! Subbed aged white cheddar for the Monterey Jack. Thanks, Sharon! Made for Veg Tag/April. Will make again soon!
Comment only: regarding teh calories. I think the calculator is giving calories for the whole dressing recipe and of course you wouldn't use it all on one sandwich! I think I'll be making this for lunch today!
I will not be making it till later this week, but wanted to comment about the calories. It seems the calorie amount has included the full recipe of the dressing.
wow this was an expensive sandwich, the price of asparagus is very high right now, I made this using my Kittencal's Thousand Island Dressing with a pinch of cayenne pepper added to the dressing, I I did not have any Monterey Jack at the time so I used Provolone instead, I always enjoy "The "Ladys" recipes, thanks for sharing Sharon!
it is a comment only: - it has 2439 calories, must be the asparagus :) or pumpernickel bread
5 Stars, a quintessinal sandwich, the contrasts in flavors and textures are exquisite, all of which accent the asparagus perfectly. I came for the asparagus, I'll make this again for the bite of the red onion, the still crunchy asparagus, the mellowness of Monterey Jack cheese, the yumminess of a zesty Thousand Island dressing, and the grounding of intense Mestemacher Pumpernickel bread. Note that the recipe includes directions for 2 3/4 cups of Thousand Island Dressing, although you only use about 2 tablespoons for one sandwich; that's because it's hard to subdivide one egg, and once you try this sandwich you'll want it again and again! I selected smaller asparagus spears for their tenderness, but for this recipe it might be better to use the larger spears so the asparagus will stand out more. A lot of the asparagus is trimmed away, but I'm saving the discarded asparagus to make Vegetable Stock #135453. I loved the red onion, but I may use half as much next time. Thanks for posting this recipe, Sharon, I love it! Made for November 2008 Veg*n Swap.
This really is a GREAT sandwich!!! I love the homemade dressing. I made this recipe a couple of years ago when I first saw it on TV and we all loved it. I use scallions instead of the onion suggested, but no other changes. I hope others tr;y this because they will LOVE it!!!!!!
the calories are outrageous, i hope that is not right. however the sandwich was great. i'm a sucker for a vegetable sandwich being that i am a vegetarian. i'm always on the lookout for a new sandwich recipe. i would have never thought of making an asparagus sandwich especially with 1000 island dressing.
I have had this sandwich several times at the restaurant, and the key is to make the dressing yourself rather than using bottled. The Lady and Sons is located in Savannah, Georgia, not Atlanta.
Very good and so unusual! Seems like 2-3 spears of asparagus is enough for 1 sandwich.