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A few birthdays ago, my friend Adel took me out to a lovely dinner at one of the new restaurants at the Americana at Brand. We ordered asparagus as an appetizer. Boy, what a surprise that was. Those asparagus were dripping in melted butter and Parmesan, and just delicious. I wanted to make them at home.
I had forgotten about them until I saw something similar on Pinterest, and pinned them to my Recipes I Gotta Try board. When I looked at the recipe, I knew that I could improve it, and I did.
The original recipe calls for and egg wash and a dip in flour, then dipping in cheese and Panko bread crumbs. I’m sure they are delicious, but asparagus CRIES out for butter. Butter also makes an excellent coating to which a variety of things will cling, so I decided to forgo the egg and flour, and go with butter.
These asparagus spears were supreme, and that is why they are called Supreme Asparagus Fries. My recipe is for 6 spears per person, but if you have asparagus lovers, you might want to increase the recipe.
Recipe: Supreme Baked Asparagus Fries
Summary: These baked Supreme Asparagus Fries are simple to prepare, but will really bring out the “Wow!”
- 24 Asparagus Spears
- 3 tablespoons butter melted
- 3 tablespoons Parmesan
- 2 tablespoons Panko Bread Crumbs
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- Preheat the oven to 350.
- Have ready a foil lined baking sheet.
- Mix the Parmesan, bread crumbs, garlic powder and paprika together in a bowl.
- Pour some of the mixture in a line on the baking sheet.
- Pour the melted butter into a long dish that is at least as long as the asparagus.
- Dip a few spears in the butter, then roll them around in the cheese mixture.
- Separate them out so they are in one layer.
- Continue doing this until all the asparagus have been coated.
- Drizzle any remaining butter on the asparagus, and put any remaining cheese mixture on top as well.
- Bake for about 5 to 10 minutes, or until the asparagus starts to brown. They should still be crisp, don’t let them get too soft.
You can use these as a side dish, or an appetizer, or just eat them out of hand!
If you want to make this completely vegan, you can omit the Parmesan and use olive oil. It will still be delicious!
Preparation time: 5 minute(s)
Cooking time: 10 minute(s)
Diet type: Vegetarian
Number of servings (yield): 4
Culinary tradition: USA (Nouveau)
Fat: 12 grams
Protein: 6 grams
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Recipe by Adrienne Boswell.
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