Sunday, March 11, 2012
If kale can be chips, then asparagus can be fries, no? Yes. And these are really, really yummy.
On a completely unrelated note, my boys are sick as dogs. JW had a 105.5 fever for most of Friday and we spent about 9 hours in the E.R. sorting that out. Now Justin is laying in bed moaning and groaning with the flu. Woe is me.
But seriously, the asparagus fries, so good.
Baked Asparagus Fries
adapted from here
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1 cup breadcrumbs
1 lb asparagus, ends trimmed
3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 eggs, lightly beaten
salt and pepper to taste
1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. Place almonds and breadcrumbs in a food processor and pulse until the almonds are finely ground and well mixed. Pour mixture into a shallow dish.
3. Dredge asparagus spears in flour and shake off excess.
4. Dip each spear into the egg wash followed by the breadcrumb mixture. Cover each spear in the breadcrumb mixture until fully coated. Season with salt and pepper.
5. Place coated spears onto a parchment lined baking sheet and spray with a light coating of cooking spray. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until crisp and lightly browned. Season with salt and pepper.