crispy baked asparagus fries

June 12, 2013

in Recipes, Side Dishes


here is another honest post…like yesterday when I spoke about the hollandaise sauce. i was honest.

i gotta be honest yet again…it was SO hard for me to drench my beautiful green farmers market fresh asparagus in bread crumbs.

it was hard i tell you. however with 4 pounds of asparagus in my fridge i really wanted to venture out from my normal roasting asparagus and try something new.

and try i did.

and in doing so…yummy asparagus fries!

crispy baked asparagus fries

overall these were really easy to make…just messy since you put in flour, eggs and breadcrumbs so your fingers get their own breading in the process. lol


1 pound farmers market fresh asparagus. break off ends

3/4 cup flour

3 eggs lightly beaten

1 1/2 cups bread crumbs – I used Ian’s brand


1. preheat oven to 425 degrees

2. dip the asparagus pieces into flour, then egg, then breadcrumbs

3. place asparagus on wire rack on cookie sheet. as shown in above photo.

4. Bake for 10-12 minutes

recipe adapted from closet cooking

crispy baked asparagus fries

now get that bowl of blender hollandaise sauce and start dipping!

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Jaclyn June 15, 2013 at 2:18 am

I love asparagus! I totally need to try these!
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anotherbiteplease June 16, 2013 at 9:38 pm

WE love asparagus so much too…wish the season lasted all year for us.


Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake June 13, 2013 at 9:03 pm

This looks great! I don’t love asparagus but I bet I would love it like this!!
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anotherbiteplease June 14, 2013 at 6:29 am

yeah if you don’t like something roll it in breadcrumbs and dip it. lol


Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl June 13, 2013 at 3:19 pm

These sound absolutely fabulous! Asparagus is one of my favorite veggies, but I never know what to do with it other than roast it. This sounds delicious AND easy!
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anotherbiteplease June 13, 2013 at 6:14 pm

i know hannah that was what i was thinking…roast again? even though roasted always taste oh so good.


Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies June 13, 2013 at 11:50 am

I had fried green beans the other day (actual fried. blech. not impressed!) and I think your baked version with asparagus would be soooo much better. I love asparagus in all forms!


anotherbiteplease June 13, 2013 at 6:13 pm

yes I prefer baked much better…fried only works for me as hangover cure lol


amy @ fearless homemaker June 13, 2013 at 11:38 am

What a fun twist on asparagus! And I know exactly what you mean about your fingers getting breaded as well , HA! =)
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anotherbiteplease June 13, 2013 at 6:11 pm

it was fun to try something new…and LOL messy.


Brittany @ Delights and Delectables June 12, 2013 at 8:15 pm

Oh man… these look to die for! I could totally make these gluten free!
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anotherbiteplease June 13, 2013 at 6:11 pm

thanks Brittany…and yes I bet you could make them gluten free super easy.


Reba - Not So Perfect Life June 12, 2013 at 12:51 pm

I love doing this to green beans. I usually skip the eggs and it turns out nicely too but not as many bread crumbs stick.
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anotherbiteplease June 12, 2013 at 7:31 pm

i’ve been wanting to try with green beans…i may do your trick…and get less mess on my hands!


Lori loch June 12, 2013 at 7:44 am

Were they good? Would you make them again?


anotherbiteplease June 12, 2013 at 7:29 pm

Will really liked them dipped in the hollandaise sauce…I enjoyed trying something different but def prefer roasted asparagus.


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