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Baked asparagus fries with cracker coating

Baked Asparagus Fries Recipe

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This recipe for baked asparagus fries with a butter cracker coating makes a tasty and crispy appetizer or side.
Course side dishes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 4 -6 servings
Calories 136
Author Cheryl Najafi

Ingredients

  • 1 medium bunch asparagus 16–18 spears
  • 1 egg well beaten
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 25 butter crackers crushed
  • 2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese finely grated
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place a rack inside of a baking sheet. If you don’t have a rack, just line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray lightly with cooking spray. Trim the tough end off of each asparagus spear, rinse under cool water and set aside.
  • Using 3 separate plates, add the flour to one plate, the beaten egg to one plate and add the crushed crackers, Parmesan cheese and all spices including salt and pepper to the third plate. Toss the cracker crumb mixture until all ingredients are evenly combined.
  • Blot the asparagus lightly to remove excess water, but leave them slightly damp. Dredge the asparagus in the flour, tapping to remove excess. (Being slightly damp will help the flour to adhere.) Dip the lightly floured asparagus into the egg, then finally into the cracker crumb mixture to coat completely. (You can coat the entire spear or leave the tips uncoated as we did.)
  • Place the breaded asparagus onto the prepared baking sheet spaced at least 1" apart. Spritz each one lightly with cooking spray to help them crisp in the oven. Bake for 12–15 minutes or until they are golden brown and reach desired doneness. This will depend on the thickness of the asparagus. Enjoy!

Notes

We agreed this recipe tasted best with a light coat of cracker breading—share how yours turned out on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #EverydayDishes!

Nutrition

Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 502mg | Potassium: 163mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g