Crunchy Asparagus

Spring has sprung and asparagus is at the grocery store or farmers market. I love asparagus and love that it is one of the first yummy vegetables fresh for the picking. There are so many yummy recipes you can do with asparagus but I found this crunchy asparagus recipe and its is sooooo good. Great with any meal and especially a BBQ’d meal 🙂 Yum think I might need to make some tonight!! Enjoy 🙂 Asparagus-Fries-1-681x1024

Crunchy Baked Asparagus Fries with Lemon Herb Sriracha Dip

  • 1 bunch of asparagus
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

lemon herb sriracha dip

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

*Panko Breadcrumbs and Sriracha can be found at most major grocery stores or on-line.

Directions :

Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a skillet over medium-low heat, toast the panko breadcrumbs until lightly golden. Transfer to a plate and add salt. Toss to combine.

In a bowl beat eggs and water together to create an egg wash and pour onto a plate. Set up a “work station” with the asparagus, flour that has been placed on a plate, egg wash, toasted panko crumbs, and baking sheet.

To bread the asparagus: First roll an asparagus spear in flour, then egg was, and then panko crumbs – pressing to adhere. Repeat with remaining asparagus.

Place the breaded asparagus on the baking sheet and place in the oven. Bake for 10 minutes until the asparagus is cooked but still crunchy.

While the asparagus is baking, make the dipping sauce. Place all ingredients for the sauce in a bowl and stir to combine.

*Like I said earlier, to make this kid friendly simply omit the Sriracha. You can also serve this with marinara or ranch dressing for a dipping sauce. To make these EXTRA kid-friendly, add 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan Cheese to the toasted panko breadcrumbs before breading the asparagus!

Plate, serve, and watch these disapeer. No one will ever know they are healthy either. 😉

Recipe From : http://www.insockmonkeyslippers.com/