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Baked Asparagus Fries

baked asparagus FriesIngredients ~

  • 1½ cups panko bread crumbs
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 pound medium asparagus, trimmed
  • Dijon mustard, for serving

Directions ~

  1. Preheat the oven to 450° and line a sheet pan with a wire rack. In a shallow bowl, toss the bread crumbs, Parmesan, oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper to combine. In another shallow bowl, whisk the buttermilk and egg until smooth. In a third shallow bowl, spread out the flour.
  2. Roll each asparagus spear in flour, then dip in the buttermilk mixture, letting the excess drip off. Then coat with the bread crumbs. Place each breaded asparagus on the wire rack. Bake until golden brown, 15 minutes, then transfer to a platter and serve with Dijon mustard.

(Note: I followed the recipe to the “T” including rolling the asparagus in flour. This didn’t really accomplish anything–in fact, the flour didn’t adhere to the asparagus much at all. So unless I missed something, I probably cold have gone straight to the egg/buttermilk mixture into the breadcrumbs.)

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