I have really been looking forward to spring and the fresh local asparagus and one of the first things that I wanted to make with it was some crispy baked asparagus fries! Ever since I discovered that you can coat vegetables in panko bread crumbs and bake them that they would become healthy 'fries' I have been doing it with pretty much every vegetable that I can get my hands on. Given that asparagus is already in perfect 'fry' shape it seemed only natural to turn them in fries and it couldn't be easier to do so! You pretty much just need to dredge the asparagus in flour, dip in egg, coat in panko breadcrumbs and bake until crispy. All said and told you can be enjoying these healthy baked asparagus fries in about 20 minutes so you can make them whenever you want. If you are a fan of asparagus, you will definitely enjoy these asparagus fries and they might just be that one new asparagus that you absolutely need to try this spring!
What a great way to enjoy spring asparagus!
A nice thick lemony hollandaise sauce goes perfectly with asparagus fries for dipping! (Because the asparagus fries are so good for you, it is ok to indulge a bit with a hollandaise dip!)
Crispy Baked Asparagus Fries
Asparagus coated in panko bread crumbs and parmesan and baked until golden brown and crispy.
Servings: makes 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
- 1 pound asparagus, trimmed
- 1/2 cup flour
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
- salt and pepper to taste
- Dredge the asparagus in the flour, dip them in the egg and then into a mixture of the panko breadcrumbs, parmensan, salt and pepper.
- Place the asparagus on a wire rack on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated 425F oven until golden brown, about 7-13 minutes.
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