Crispy Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Fries

Crispy Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Fries
One of my absolute favourite things to do with asparagus is to make crispy baked asparagus fries, where the asparagus spears are coated in breadcrumbs and baked until crispy, but this year I though that I could do even better by using prosciutto as the crispy coating for the asparagus fries! I mean everything tastes better with bacon and in my mind prosciutto is very similar to bacon in many ways but I figured that prosciutto would get crispy faster so the asparagus would not get over cooked. The recipe for these asparagus fries could not be simpler: 1. wrap asparagus in prosciutto, 2. bake, grill or pan fry until prosciutto is crispy, 3. enjoy! I have to say that these new crispy prosciutto wrapped asparagus fries are even better than the panko crusted asparagus fries and they are even easier to make! I will definitely be making a lot more of these while the asparagus is in season!

Actually I have already made a lot of these asparagus fries experimenting with different variations and here are some tips. You will want to use medium thickness asparagus but you could also bundle a few spears of thinner asparagus in each wrap. Bacon also works really well but it takes a bit longer to cook and you should go for thicker asparagus spears because of the increased cooking time. Pre-cooked bacon is also an option and since it cooks in roughly the same time as the prosciutto go for medium thickness asparagus.

Crispy Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Fries
Just look at all of that crispy prosciutto goodness!

Crispy Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Fries
The crispy and salty prosciutto goes so well with the roasted, tender and still slightly juicy asparagus!

Crispy Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Fries

Crispy Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Fries

Crispy Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Fries
Serve with soft boiled eggs and dip the fries into the yolk!

Crispy Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Fries

Crispy Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Fries
Of course you could also wrap the asparagus in BACON!!! And a drizzle of balsamic reduction will jazz things up even more!

Crispy Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Fries
Crispy Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Fries

Crispy Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Fries

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Servings: 4

Asparagus spears wrapped in salty prosciutto and cooked until the asparagus is tender and the prosciutto is perfectly crispy!


ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds asparagus, trimmed
  • 4 ounces prosciutto
directions
  1. Wrap the asparagus with the prosciutto and either bake in a preheated 450F/230C oven, grill or fry in a pan over medium-high heat until the asparagus is tender and the prosciutto is crispy on all sides, about 6-10 minutes, flipping half way through.

Option: Use bacon instead of prosciutto and bake in a preheated 450F oven, grill or fry in a pan over medium-high heat until the asparagus is tender and the prosciutto is crispy on all sides, about 15-20 minutes. (Pre-cooked bacon will only 6-10 minutes.)
Option: Pre-wrap the asparagus the day before.
Option: Serve with a soft boiled, poached or fried eggs.
Option: Serve with hollandaise sauce.
Option: Serve with balsamic reduction.
Option: Add parmesan to the wraps.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 75, Fat 1.8g (Saturated 1g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 15mg, Sodium 344mg, Carbs 7g (Fiber 3.6g, Sugars 3.2g), Protein 9.7g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

12 comments:

We Are Not Martha said...

Yum! This makes asparagus way more exciting and this looks like the perfect brunch food :)

Sues

Allie BakingAMoment said...

These are so fantastic Kevin! They may actually be able to get my son to eat asparagus!

Maria said...

Perfect spears!

Julie @ Table for Two said...

Omg, these should be the standard way to eat asparagus!! Haha

Heather Christo said...

omgeee. these look phenomenal!

Marianne Six said...

It's how I love cooking them too !

marla {Family Fresh Cooking} said...

My favorite way to eat asparagus!

Malia Sturgeon said...

I've never heard of dipping them in egg! That sounds fun! Pinning to try!

Bobby DoTube said...

My goodness those look awesome!

Jo said...

I love the idea of dipping them in the egg. Not the usual kind of "soldiers"

Maria Eugenia Sanz said...

Una idea estupenda, con los huevos tienen que estar muy buenos!!

Sherry Ann Allen said...

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus!!! BRILLIANT! JUST BRILLIANT!

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