Baked Asparagus Fries

Baked Asparagus Fries

Baked Fries

Baked Asparagus Fries have become my new favorite snack! They’re absolutely delicious, and they’re so much better for you a regular potato fry.

First of all, asparagus is much more nutritious than potatoes– and second, it’s much healthier to bake something instead of frying it. The nice thing, though, is that baking can still give you that crispy-crunchy outside that you expect from a fry.

 

Baked Asparagus Fries

 

Asparagus

Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables, and they’re pretty easy to prepare. But there is a little trick to making their preparation a little easier. The bottom of a stalk of asparagus is woody and inedible. The ends will naturally snap off, if you bend the bottom of the stalk. It’s actually kind of fun to do it!

 

Baked Asparagus Fries

 

Baked Asparagus Fries

 

Overcooked asparagus is not very pleasant to eat, so make sure you keep to the cooking time on the recipe. There might be a temptation to leave the fries in the oven longer to get a deeper crunch, but your asparagus will overcook and become mushy.

Breading

The hardest thing about this recipe is breading the asparagus. So let’s talk through it.

Get three bowls or containers, something that the asparagus stalk can fully lie down in. Fill one with flour. Fill one with eggs mixed with our Fresh Churned Garlic Butter. Then fill the third with a mixture of Panko breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese.

Coat the asparagus in flour.

 

Baked Asparagus Fries

 

Then roll it in the Garlic Butter-egg mixture.

 

Baked Asparagus Fries

 

Then press it into the breadcrumb mixture to cover it.

 

Baked Asparagus Fries

 

It’s that simple! You can use your hands, a fork, or some tongs. It’s messy, but what’s life without a little mess?

Enjoy!

Baked Asparagus Fries
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup flour
  • 4 T Fresh Churned Garlic Butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425° F.
  2. In a long bowl, add flour. In a second bowl, mix together melted Garlic Butter and eggs. Use a third bowl to mix together breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese.
  3. Snap the ends off of the asparagus stalks. Bread them by coating them in flour, then the egg mixture, then the breadcrumb mixture.
  4. Place on a greased baking sheet.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Bake at 425° for 12-15 minutes.
  7. Serve immediately.

 

2 comments on “Baked Asparagus Fries

  1. Bridgette Bender on

    I would like to order some butter I live in the Gardena area when will you be back at the Sams club in that area or close by – 90249

  2. Joseph Skousen on

    Hi, Bridgette. The best way to find out is to enter your zip code into our store locator. Click on the “Locate Butter” tab above!

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