Oven Baked Asparagus Fries with Lemon Aioli

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oven baked asparagus fries with lemon aioli

These crispy oven baked asparagus fries are easy to make and a healthy alternative to a deep fried snack!  Pop them in the oven for a great appetizer or side dish along with a steak!

The baking time can vary greatly based on the size of your asparagus spears.  The ones I used were quite thick… if you get the thin little ones (which are often all that’s available in the winter months) they will bake up much faster so keep an eye on them!

The secret to getting the crumbs to stick is the addition of the flour to the egg mixture!

Oven Baked Asparagus Fries with Lemon Aioli

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 31 minutes
Servings 4
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Crispy oven baked asparagus fries, coated in a mixture of Parmesan and bread crumbs!


  • 1-2 bunches large asparagus (about 34 spears)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk or soured milk (see note below)
  • 2 cups Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • Cooking spray
Lemon Aoli
  • Store bought
  • OR
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (I used light)
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice fresh
  • 1/4 tsp salt

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  1. Combine all Aioli ingredients together and refrigerate.
Asparagus Fries
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

  2. Combine Panko Bread Crumbs, Parmesan Cheese, Seasonings & Olive oil. Mix well. Divide crumb mixture in two working with only half of the mixture at a time. If the mixture gets too wet, it will not stick.

  3. Wash asparagus and snap off the bottom. Dry well.

  4. Beat egg, flour and milk together. Roll each asparagus spear in the egg mixture and then into the breadcrumb mixture. Gently press the breadcrumbs onto the asparagus and place on a parchment lined pan.

  5. Spray each spear with a little bit of cooking spray. Bake 16-18 minutes or until crust is crispy.

Recipe Notes

If you don't have buttermilk, you can easily make soured milk in it's place!
Put 1 tablespoon of vinegar in a 1-cup measuring cup and top to 1 cup with milk. Stir & let sit 5 minutes (the milk will thicken).
Nutrition Information
Amount per serving (1g) — Calories: 386, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 97mg, Sodium: 1062mg, Potassium: 445mg, Carbohydrates: 37g, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 9g, Protein: 15g, Vitamin A: 1438%, Vitamin C: 9%, Calcium: 243%, Iron: 5%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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


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