You guys, I don’t want to brag, but I will. The recipes I’ve been making recently have been delicious. From the 10-minute nachos to the quinoa bars and now these, I might have to start cooking more often.
Hahaha. Good one, right?
We had a big bunch of asparagus sitting around the house and little time to sit down together and eat. I heard about asparagus fries and turned to Pinterest for inspiration. Saw this recipe, pinned it, made it my own, and here it is for you. Be warned, this is another recipe that you may or may not eat directly out of the oven.
Seasoned Asparagus Fries
- 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 tbsp. Old Bay or other seasoning mix
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 pound asparagus, trimmed
- 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- Combine breadcrumbs, cheese, seasoning mix, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Dredge the asparagus in the flour, dip in the egg and place on a plate/platter.
- Sprinkle dry mix over egged asparagus. Flip to cover both sides.
- Place the asparagus in a single layer on a wire rack on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated 425F oven until golden brown, about 7-13 minutes.
- Flat-bottomed containers are ideal for this recipe. I used a baking dish for the dredging stage and a platter for the seasoning stage.
- You don’t have to season these one by one. I dipped the asparagus in egg separately, but seasoned it in groups.
- If you don’t have Old Bay on hand (I’m a Baltimore girl, so I can’t fathom this scenario) or don’t like pre-packaged seasoning mixes, try this one. It’s salt free & sounds like it has a good amount of kick to it!
- If you like your ‘fries’ extra crispy, add a minute or two to the cook time.
I’ll leave you with another photo in case you aren’t convinced at how yummy these are. If you try them, let me know what you think!
Like this dish? Check out others on my Recipes page!