If you’re looking for a way to liven up asparagus, this is it, my friends! These Oven Baked Asparagus Fries are a garden-fresh alternative to classic french fries and make a great side dish. Adding asparagus to your diet has never been easier or yummier!
HOW TO BAKE ASPARAGUS
Honestly, you can eat asparagus all the ways. Sautéing, grilling, blanching, raw — pretty much every cooking technique you can think of can be used to cook asparagus. While I love asparagus, Dustin and the kiddos take some convincing every now and then so I always try to come up with different ways to sneak it into our diet. Turning them into baked asparagus fries makes it so easy!
Baking asparagus is definitely one of the easiest ways to turn this superfood into a delicious, healthy side dish. It’s also mess-free as you only need one sheet pan. The high heat will deepen the flavor beautifully.
20 pieces asparagus spears, hard ends taken away
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup whole grain breadcrumbs
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
Dip the asparagus in the flour then shake off the excess. Dip it next to the egg then the breadcrumbs. Shake off the excess.
Place them on a baking tray lined with baking paper then bake them for 10 minutes.
Take them out of the oven then sprinkle the Parmesan cheese on top.
Bake for another 10 minutes or until they are golden brown.
Yields: 4 servings
Serving Size: 5 asparagus fries
Total Fat: 5 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 53 mg
Sodium: 269 mg
Carbohydrates: 24 g
Dietary Fiber: 2 g
Sugars: 2 g
Protein: 10 g
SmartPoints value: 5