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Tramezzini with boiled eggs and asparagus, a rich snack

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Tramezzini with boiled eggs and asparagus, a tasty combination of ingredients

The tramezzini with boiled eggs and asparagus is a lighter version of the classic tramezzini. Although there aren’t many ingredients in the filling, they come together in the right ways to create a delicious and nourishing combo. I’m referring to asparagus, cucumber, cream cheese, and eggs. The recipe is simple, as it boils down to cooking the ingredients and making the tramezzini.

The only element of difficulty concerns post-preparation management. Tramezzini can last a long time, but only if it is stored in a certain way. The secret is to prevent them from “taking in” humidity. To do this, simply place them in a plastic bag rather than on a plate, and let them rest in the fridge at temperatures that are not too high. If you want softer and more moist sandwiches than normal, you can let them rest on moistened baking paper for a few minutes before serving.

Recipe tramezzini with boiled eggs

Preparation tramezzini with boiled eggs

  • To prepare tramezzini with hard-boiled eggs and asparagus, follow these steps.
  • Pour the eggs into a saucepan with cold water, turn on the heat, and cook for 9 minutes after boiling. Then drain the water, let the eggs cool, remove the shell, and cut them into chunks.
  • Peel the asparagus, wash them, and slice them lengthwise. Finally, cook them in a pan with lightly salted, boiling water for 3–4 minutes. Then transfer them to kitchen paper to dry.
  • Now peel the cucumber and slice it lengthwise.
  • Mix the cheese with the chopped chives, then add two tablespoons of oil, a little salt, and pepper.
  • Spread this mixture on the slices of bread. Cover a slice with asparagus, cucumbers, and eggs, seasoning lightly. Then place the second slice of bread and cover everything with cling film.
  • Finally, let it rest in the fridge for 30 minutes and cut diagonally to form the classic triangular tramezzini.

Ingredients tramezzini with boiled eggs

  • 2 large slices of sandwich bread
  • 8 asparagus
  • 300 gr. of creamy goat’s or cow’s cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cucumber
  • 5-6 stems of chives
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • a pinch of salt and pepper.

How to make perfect hard-boiled eggs

The filling of asparagus tramezzini is also made up of hard-boiled eggs, but how best to prepare them? First, it is sufficient to cook the eggs in boiling water, but it is a good idea to take some precautions to improve the final result. The cooking time is the first thing to control. The times for each “size” of egg are as follows: medium eggs take eight minutes, tiny eggs take six, and giant eggs take ten.

However, you can adjust yourself from time to time, monitoring the behaviour of the egg. When it emerges and tends to rotate on itself regularly, it is ready. This happens because the inside has become solid and the centre of gravity has acquired stability. The idea is to shorten the cooking time by about ten seconds or place the eggs in cold water in order to interrupt cooking without overcooking them.

A focus on the asparagus in tramezzini with boiled eggs

The other main ingredient in boiled egg tramezzini is asparagus. One of the most well-liked vegetables is asparagus, since it has a flavour that is simultaneously complex, delicate, and aromatic. They should be peeled, chopped lengthwise, and boiled for a few minutes in boiling water. Lastly, they ought to be put on bread slices that have already been filled with cheese. Hard-boiled eggs, which are by definition full-bodied, combine with asparagus to create a unique combination that rewards contrast.

Because it promotes diuresis and decreases water retention, asparagus is beneficial to your health. They are also rich in mineral salts, vitamins, and antioxidants. Because of their low calorie content (20 kcal per 100 grammes), they are safe to eat even when following a diet. They do, however, have a contraindication; in fact, because they are high in purines, anyone with renal failure or a propensity for stone formation should avoid consuming them.

Which cheese should be used in the tramezzini with boiled eggs and asparagus?

You have a lot of leeway when it comes to selecting the cheese for the tramezzini with hard-boiled eggs and asparagus. Using cream cheese is the only suggestion. You can use cow’s milk cheese; you will be on the safe side given its natural delicacy. However, you can also use goat’s cheese, a solution that I recommend as its appetising flavour interacts very well with boiled eggs and asparagus.

Tramezzini con uova sode e asparagi

Goat’s cheeses are, on average, less fatty than cow’s milk cheeses; consequently, they are less caloric (by an average of 10%). Otherwise, they are rich in calcium, vitamin D, and proteins like any other dairy product.

For people who are lactose-intolerant, tramezzini with boiled eggs and asparagus are off-limits due to the cheese. To get around the issue, though, all you have to do is use lactose-free alternatives. Relatively speaking, high-quality lactose-free cheese tastes just like regular cheese. The lactase enzyme, which breaks down lactose into glucose and galactose, is naturally incorporated into milk in this form of cheese.

Tramezzini with boiled eggs and asparagus FAQs

How many days does a tramezzini last?

A well-stored tramezzini should last for a week or more. The trick is to stop it from taking in moisture. The simplest way to do this is to put it in a plastic bag and refrigerate it at a temperature that isn’t too low.

Why is it called ‘tramezzini’?

According to legend, the term was coined by Gabriele D’Annunzio, who was inspired by the concept of ‘tramezzo’, which indicated something placed between two elements. The reference is to the filling enclosed between the slices of bread.

How do you know when boiled eggs are ready?

Basically, 9 minutes is enough if the eggs are medium-sized. However, you can tell that cooking has come to an end from the movement of the egg; if it emerges on the surface and turns on itself regularly, it means that the centre of gravity has become stable as it is now solid.

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