Baked Asparagus Fries

These baked Supreme Asparagus Fries are simple to prepare, but will really bring out the "Wow!"
Supreme Baked Asparagus Fries

Last Updated on October 28, 2022

Supreme Baked Asparagus Fries

Baked asparagus fries make an excellent appetizer or side dish. Did you know that you can eat asparagus with your fingers?

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 asparaguses 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 an egg wash, a dip in flour, and then dipping in cheese and Panko breadcrumbs. 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 baked asparagus fries were supreme, which 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.

Although these baked asparagus fries make a wonderful appetizer, they also make a good side dish. Asparagus’s peak season is in the spring, just in time for Easter. However, since it is usually available in grocery stores year-round, it would also make an impression on your Thanksgiving or Christmas table, too.

Supreme Baked Asparagus Fries

These baked Supreme Asparagus Fries are simple to prepare, but will really bring out the "Wow!"
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Difficulty: Easy
Newsletter: 2022-10-31
Allergen: Dairy, Gluten
Servings (slide to adjust): 4 servings
Calories: 147kcal

Ingredients

  • 24 Asparagus Spears
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons Panko Bread Crumbs
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
Ingredients necessary for the recipe step are in italic.

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F/170C.
  • Have ready a foil-lined baking sheet.
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan, 2 tablespoons Panko Bread Crumbs, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon paprika
    Mix the Parmesan, bread crumbs, garlic powder, and paprika together in a bowl.
  • Pour some of the mixtures in a line on the baking sheet.
  • 3 tablespoons butter
    Pour the melted butter into a long dish that is at least as long as the asparagus.
  • 24 Asparagus Spears
    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.

Notes

Quick notes
You can use these as a side dish or an appetizer, or just eat them out of hand!
Variations
If you want to make this completely vegan, you can omit the Parmesan and use olive oil. It will still be delicious!

Nutrition

Serving: 97gCalories: 147kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 6gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 188mgPotassium: 233mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2g
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As an award-winning and serious home cook, I seriously believe there is no reason why you can't have a restaurant quality meal at home. One of the good things about eating at home is to save money, so armed with a good menu plan, a shopping list, and an appreciation of good food, we can all have gourmet food on a budget.

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