I love green veggies – especially broccoli and a good green salad! I’ve been trying different recipes for asparagus over the last few years and I haven’t come across one that I really like. I occasionally eat raw, seasoned asparagus with jalapeno ranch dip from Chuy’s. I’m definitely open to new recipes! I found the recipe for Crispy Parmesan Asparagus Sticks (on Pinterest, of course) and figure it would be a great addition to our evening dinner menu. This would also be a yummy appetizer for home entertaining.
Photo and Recipe Courtesy of How Sweet It Is
– 1 bunch of asparagus
– 2 egg whites
– 1/4 cup flour (whole wheat pastry flour will work)
– 1 cup seasoned panko breadcrumbs
– 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
– salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Lay a wire rack on a baking sheet and coat with nonstick cooking spray.
Snap off the tough ends of each asparagus spear. On two separate plates, add the eggs whites (lightly beaten) and the panko + flour + cheese. Season the panko mixture with salt and pepper if desires. Coat each asparagus spear in egg whites, then lay in the panko mixture and thoroughly cover. If the panko won’t stick, dip back in the egg whites and roll in panko once again. Lay each spear on the wire rack.
Bake at 425 for 15 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.
Enjoy the yummy green goodness!!