Recipe: Egg and Broccolini Sandwiches

Egg and Brocollini Sandwich, Courtesy:
Egg and Brocollini Sandwich, Courtesy:, photograph by Christopher Testani

So you think you know what broccolini is? Like me, you probably think it is young broccoli.  Well, we’re both wrong! Broccolini is in fact, a green vegetable similar to broccoli, but with smaller florets and thinner stalks. It is a hybrid of broccoli and kai-lan (Chinese Broccoli/Kale), originally developed in Japan. Try it with scrambled eggs in a sandwich for breakfast, lunch or dinner.


3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 3/4 pounds broccolini (2 to 3 bunches), cut into 2-inch pieces
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
6 large eggs
8 slices sharp provolone cheese
4 hoagie rolls, split
Sliced pepperoncini, plus brine from the jar, for topping


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the broccolini, garlic, 2 tablespoons water, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste.
  3. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the broccolini is tender, 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat; keep warm.
  5.  Whisk the eggs, 2 tablespoons water, and salt and pepper to taste in a medium bowl.
  6. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-low heat.
  7. Add the egg mixture and cook, stirring gently with a rubber spatula, until just cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes.
  8. Divide the cheese, broccolini and scrambled eggs among the rolls.
  9. Top with pepperoncini and drizzle with pepperoncini brine.
Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions:
  • I have also made this as an egg scramble without the roll.
  • Some diced onion is also a great addition to this sandwich.

Yield: 4 servings

Source:, Food Network Magazine




2 thoughts on “Recipe: Egg and Broccolini Sandwiches

  1. ashu@ashstylegourmet July 26, 2016 / 6:13 am

    Thanks Nancy, I got to know about this new vegetable, never heard until I read your post. The best thing I find interesting about blogging is we get introduced to so many different foods that one might not know as they do not grow in your region or place. Maybe someday I will get to taste the vegetable.


    • Nancy at Food Mingle Blog July 26, 2016 / 1:17 pm

      Hi – thanks so much for your comment. I do hope that you get to try broccolini soon – if you like broccoli, then you will most certainly like broccolini. Thanks so much for your comments and for reading my blog – I look forward to checking our your blog as well. Thanks! – Nancy

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