Strammer Max vegetarian

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Here I would like to introduce you to the preparation of the vegetarian Strammen Max. A simple snack that can also bridge a lunch break.

I don’t know why Max is so „stramm“ = tight – maybe it’s the quick preparation. In any case, the sandwich topped with a fried egg is delicious and therefore universally popular.

So let me show you my vegetarian preparation. I wish you good luck and bon appétit!

1. Hard choice when it comes to ingredients

My Strammer Max is vegetarian today. For this meat-free snack you need a vegetable topping – pre-cooked, blanched or fried. Just the way you like it. I recommend a creamy spread such as butter or cream cheese or hummus or avocado cream on your slice of bread…

There is only one “must” with Strammer Max: the fried egg as a topping!

Says snackpert Thomas Sixt

My cooking guru suggestion for you is:

Toast with fried egg
Toast with fried egg and green asparagus – ideal for in between.

1.1 Bread and variants

Which bread would you like? My suggestions:

1.2 Vegetables

I cooked my asparagus in the pan and then roasted it. For example, courgettes or aubergine or peppers or mushrooms can be fried directly. Other vegetables such as asparagus or green beans or broccoli should be cooked briefly and then sautéed in the pan.

You can try it with:

Green asparagus from the pan
Cook the asparagus once briefly in the pan before frying. It should be crunchy but definitely not raw!

Always use the appropriate preparation method for vegetables!

Tip from Chef Thomas Sixt

1.3 Prepare fried eggs safely

Preparing fried eggs is child’s play. You will find a video below. Choose your personal cooking level for the eggs. Opinions often differ on this – Berta doesn’t care 🙂

Chicken old German breed
The egg factory 🙂

I like to use organic eggs. I like to buy these – on occasion – from the farmer’s egg cupboard in the countryside. It doesn’t get any better than that!

Farm direct sales
Here you can get fresh eggs!

Eggs from the countryside come in a wide variety of shapes and colours. As individual as the animals are, so are the eggs. The egg varieties are a sign of quality and show the natural husbandry!

Fresh eggs in a carton
Fresh country eggs are the most beautiful.

2. Recipe Strammer Max vegetarian

Here are my instructions for this successful snack. Have fun with the preparation. I am happy to receive questions and comments…

Strammer Max vegetarian

Instructions with step-by-step photos by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2 Portions
Calories 121
Total Time 20 Min.
Preparation Time 10 Min.
Cook Time 10 Min.

Strammer Max in the vegetarian version is shown by chef Thomas Sixt in this recipe step by step with many photos and tips.

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Strammer Max vegetarian recipe picture
Vegetarian tight Max on the plate.


4 pc toast slices (I use gluten-free toast here)
100 g hummus
200 g green asparagus
1 tbs oliv oil (For sautéing asparagus)
1 pc medium tomato
4 pc eggs
1 tbs oil (To fry the eggs)


Asparagus green
green asparagus in the pan

Clean the green asparagus and cut into pieces. Cook in a pan with water for 3-5 minutes. Alternatively, prepare other vegetables quickly in the pan.

Green asparagus from the pan
Briefly boil the asparagus once in the pan before frying it. It should be crunchy but raw!

Remove the asparagus water and fry the asparagus pieces in the pan.

Fried fried egg
Fried egg in the pan

Add oil to the pan and heat. Add the eggs and fry. The yolks should remain runny and the whites cooked.

toasted toast bread on the plate

Toast the slices of toast in the toaster.

Hummus on toast
Slice of toast on the plate coated with hummus

Spread the hummus on the toasted toast slice.

Toast with hummus and asparagus
Slice of toast bread coated with hummus and topped off with fried green asparagus

Add the asparagus to the toast.

Toast with a fried egg
Toast with fried egg and green asparagus

Place the perfectly fried fried egg in the middle of the toast. Garnish with diced tomatoes from a peeled tomato. Enjoy your meal!

Peeling tomatoes for fine diced tomatoes is easy. Tomato is a great addition here!

3. Calories and nutritional values at a glance

4. More suitable ideas

French Toast

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