Baked Asparagus Fries with Roasted Garlic Aioli


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Hello there!

Here is a fun way to eat your veggies!

I made these the other day and they were delicious and fun to eat. I guess they are called asparagus “fries” because of their irresistable crispy coating and accompanying dipping sauce. Although they give you that rewarding “fried-style” crunch, they are baked and therefore healthy. Zero guilt.

I promise, you will not be able to stop eating them and I will bet that they will tempt any anti-veggie person in attendance.

 

Baked Asparagus Fries with Roasted Garlic Aioli

 

Yield: 4 TO 6 SERVINGS

Prep time: 30 MIN

Cook time: 50 MIN

INGREDIENTS:

For the aioli:

1 head garlic

Olive oil

3/4 cup homemade or store-bought mayonnaise

2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice

 

For the asparagus:

1 pound asparagus, cleaned and bottom ends trimmed

3 large egg whites

1 1/2 Tablespoons mayonnaise

2 cups Panko breadcrumbs, lightly crushed with your hands

2 Tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley

1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Cooking spray

 

DIRECTIONS:

Make the aioli:

Preheat the oven to 400ºF.

Slice the top one-third off the head of garlic. Place the bottom portion on a piece of foil, drizzle it with olive oil, and season it with salt and pepper.

Place the top portion back on the head of garlic and crumple the foil to create a sealed packet.

Roast the garlic for 30 minutes or until it has softened. Remove the roasted garlic from the oven and squeeze the cloves into a medium bowl.

Add the mayonnaise and lemon juice, mashing with a fork until combined.

Season the aioli with salt and pepper to taste.

Cover with plastic wrap and store in the fridge until ready to serve.

Make the asparagus:

Reduce the oven to 375ºF.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a shallow baking dish, whisk together the egg whites with the mayonnaise. (The mayo helps the eggs adhere to the asparagus.)

In a separate shallow baking dish, combine the Panko breadcrumbs, chopped parsley and Parmesan cheese.

Dip each asparagus spear in the egg mixture until it’s thoroughly coated then dredge it in the breadcrumbs, pressing to secure them to the asparagus.

Transfer the asparagus to the prepared baking sheet.

Repeat the breading process with the remaining asparagus, spacing them about 1 inch apart on the baking sheet.

Lightly spray the asparagus with cooking spray and bake them for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown and crispy.

Remove the asparagus fries from the oven and serve them immediately with the prepared

roasted garlic aioli.

Pictures!

Aioli

Asp Roasted GarlicAsp - Roasted Garlic Aioli

 

Asparagus

Asp crumbs dip Asp cleaned Asp pre-bakingAsparagus insta

Pretty sure you will enjoy these. As always , play with the seasoning, more cheese or less cheese etc… but I recommend that you salt liberally 😀

Thanks for reading!

 

Recipe discovered on justataste.com ,  http://www.justataste.com/2014/03/baked-asparagus-fries-roasted-garlic-aioli-recipe/

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2 Responses to Baked Asparagus Fries with Roasted Garlic Aioli

  1. Hey Stef, great way to start the BBQ season… Thanks for sharing!!!

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  2. Chad says:

    I like this concept for asparagus. For all the times I’ve done it (either steamed, grilled, etc) never really did something like this. Will have to try.

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