Asparagus Fries + Creamy Parmesan Dipping Sauce
 
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Crunchy Panko crusted spears of asparagus with a hint of spice (thanks to red pepper flakes and chili powder-optional)  served with a creamy Parmesan dipping sauce. Perfect as an appetizer, snack or side dish.
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Recipe type: Side Dish, Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
For the Asparagus Fries
  • 1 lb. asparagus, trimmed
  • ½ cup flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ¾ cup Panko
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  • ½ tsp chili powder (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
For the Dipping Sauce
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp. chopped chives
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 F. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray, set aside.
  2. Line up three shallow bowls( long enough to fit asparagus). Place flour in first bowl. Place beaten eggs in second bowl. Combine Panko, Parmesan, red pepper flakes, chili powder and salt and pepper in the third bowl.
  3. Dredge each piece of asparagus in the flour, follow by dipping in egg, and finish up by dredging in the Panko mixture (pressing to coat). Place in a single layer on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with additional spears. Place in oven and cook until asparagus is tender and crispy brown (approx. 8-12 min.)
  4. While asparagus in cooking, prepare dipping sauce by combining sour cream, Parmesan cheese and chives in a small bowl.
  5. Asparagus best served immediately after removing from oven.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ of recipe (asparagus + dipping sauce) Calories: 123.2 cal Fat: 6.7 g Saturated fat: 3.5 g Carbohydrates: 8.5 g Sugar: .4 g Sodium: 177.5 mg Fiber: 1.8 g Protein: 8.9 g Cholesterol: 106.4 mg
Recipe by Simple Healthy Kitchen at https://www.simplehealthykitchen.com/asparagus-fries-creamy-parmesan-dipping-sauce/