As best I recall, that was pretty much it (this was 1976, you understand). But I could never duplicate the things in the US myself. The butter was so good and flavorful, that the best I could come at home was to use cream cheese instead.
Went to Costco tonight and bought the Dubliner cheese. I like it but of course PP didn’t much care for it. Ava liked it too. Good but not great. I prefer a really good cheddar.
So I’m going to cut the block into thirds and freeze 2/3s.
And the sandwich is just plain white bread, lots of good quality butter and the asparagus? Or is there more to it?
P.S. I hope it doesn’t sound like I’m knockin’ your sandwich, but if I’m going to make one here in my home I just want to make sure I understand it and can faithfully recreate it before I comment on it.
It seemed to be steamed. At least that’s my guess.
How was the asparagus prepared? Roasted? Steamed? Pan sauteed? Some other method?
I couldn’t afford to eat as much Parmegiano Reggiano as I do without CostCo. But my sister makes fairly frequent business trips to England and brings back the English cheeses direct.
Meanwhile, the best butter I’ve ever had was in two places: Denmark and New Zealand. Where would smorrebrod be without truly fantastic butter. And the same is generally true in NZ (I learned to love asparagus sandwiches on heavily buttered bread there).
I am fantatical about butter, I always keep Kerrygold in the house for bread or french toast pancakes….I will cook with or make sauces with the "cheap" butter, but when it counts bring out the Kerrygold!
Yes…Dubliner…..that’s the one I meant! Was at Costco today stocking up on Giant Victory Party foods…and the Dubliner was flying out of the case at our very busy store. Ithink this super cheese will be at many a Super Bowl Party this sunday!
Ciaoman, thanks I’ll be looking for that.
Costco recently carried a fantastic jalepeno-and-cayenne pepper cheese a while back. Can’t seem to find it now. If you see it, grab it. The absolute best hot-pepper cheese I’ve tasted. Sold in wedges with a red wax cover.
We swing the other way…
P.S. BTW, I grew up in Morton Grove, right next door to Skokie. In fact, some of my best friends…
That’s my marriage as well.
I won’t just give away who is what, but I’ll make it pretty obvious. My wife is from Skokie, Illinois.
Wow, Irish butter and Jewish bread…sounds like my marriage!
mmmm – Kerrygold butter…can’t keep it in the house, especially if there’s challah bread around…[}:)]
Thanks,Buddy, for the clarification.As I was writing( and remembering)I thought the two were intertwined.Wonderful products,and I hope our roadfood friends can find them!
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