Oven Baked Asparagus Fries


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Oven-Baked Asparagus Fries can be pan-fried, oven-fried, or air-fried!

Tender asparagus spears are crusted in a delicious crisp coating for the perfect side dish or appetizer! Serve with your favorite dips.

Breaded asparagus spears on a plate with aioli in a bowl

Why We Love This Recipe

Crispy asparagus fries are a great snack, appetizer, or side dish with lots of flavor!

I love when I can replace deep-fried snacks with a healthier option and in this recipe the coating is crispy crunchy from the oven!

This recipe is easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time.

Ingredients

Asparagus fresh, crunchy asparagus are the perfect vegetable for this recipe. Make sure to snap off the woody part of the stem for the best flavor.

Egg Mixture dipping the asparagus in a simple mixture of egg and milk is essential to keep the crispy breading in place while baking!

Breading this mixture is made of panko breadcrumbs and a handful of seasonings. You can use regular breadcrumbs for this recipe, however, Panko breadcrumbs tend to come out crispier.

Overview of Asparagus and bread crumb mixture on a baking sheet.

How To Make Asparagus Fries

This simple recipe is ready in under 30 mins. Just prep, coat, and bake!

Prepare Asparagus:

  • Use spears that are uniform in size and length so they bake evenly and don’t forget to snap or cut off the woody stems.
  • Wash and pat them dry.

Overview of Asparagus Fries on a baking sheet.

Make Asparagus Fries:

  1. Toss asparagus in flour and then in an egg and milk mixture (per recipe below).
  2. Pulse bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, seasonings and olive oil in a food processor until mixed. Divide into two parts.
  3. Roll asparagus in breaded mixture and place onto a baking sheet.

Bake until crispy then serve with an aioli dip mixed with some fresh lemon juice!

Asparagus Fry being dipped in Aioli

Tips for Breading

  • Opt for thicker stalks of asparagus if possible. This will help the coating get crispy without overcooking the spears.
  • Use only fresh asparagus, the texture of frozen is too soft for this recipe.
  • A bit of oil added to the breadcrumbs helps them crisp better.
  • Work with only half of the breadcrumb mixture at a time. If it gets too wet from the egg mixture it doesn’t adhere as well.
  • For less mess, use one hand for dipping the asparagus into the egg and keep one hand dry to handle the breadcrumbs.

Favorite Dippers

To make homemade lemon aioli whisk together some mayonnaise, a clove of minced garlic, a tablespoon of olive oil and add in some lemon juice (to taste) for a zesty twist!

These go well with any kind of creamy dressing or dip from ranch dressing to spicy dill dip!

Can’t get enough of these crispy asparagus fries?  Be sure to leave a rating and a comment below!

close up image of the tips of breaded asparagus
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Review Recipe

Oven Baked Asparagus Fries with Lemon Aioli

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Crispy oven baked asparagus fries, coated in a mixture of Parmesan and bread crumbs!

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch asparagus (about 16 spears)
  • 1 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/8 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Cooking spray

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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Combine Panko Bread Crumbs, parmesan cheese, seasonings, and olive oil in a food processor. Divide the crumb mixture into two, working with only half of the mixture at a time. If the mixture gets too wet, it will not stick.
  • Wash asparagus and snap off the bottom. Pat dry and toss with flour in a zippered bag.
  • Beat egg and milk together and add to the zippered bag then roll in the breadcrumb mixture. Gently press the breadcrumbs onto the asparagus and place on a parchment lined pan.
  • Spray each spear with a little bit of cooking spray. Bake 16-18 minutes or until crust is crispy.
  • Serve with lemon aioli (see notes for recipe).

Recipe Notes

To Make Lemon Aoili:
Combine 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1 clove garlic (minced), 1 tablespoon olive oil and lemon juice, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. 

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1g, Calories: 134, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 43mg, Sodium: 325mg, Potassium: 272mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 996IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 102mg, Iron: 3mg
Keyword asparagus fries, breaded vegetable recipes, how to make asparagus fries

Asparagus inspired by my Baked Onion Ring recipe and Aioli inspired from Canadian Living

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Baked Asparagus fries on a serving tray.
Overview of baked asparagus fries on a serving plate.

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