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Crispy Baked Asparagus Fries with Lemon Pepper Sauce

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

Asparagus

  • 1 lb fresh asparagus, ends trimmed (medium thickness)
  • ½ cup flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 ¼ cups plain panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese, divided
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper

Lemon Pepper Sauce

  • ½ cup mayo
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • juice of ½ a fresh lemon
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 425°F. 
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. 
  • Place three plates in the work area. One one place mix flour and ¼ cup Parmesan cheese. One second plate, add the eggs. On the third plate, add panko, ¼ cup Parmesan, salt, and ½ tsp pepper. 
  • Place a few pieces of asparagus in the egg wash, next dip it in the flour, next dip it back in the egg wash, and finally roll to coat the asparagus in the panko.  Place asparagus on the baking sheet. Complete process with remaining asparagus. 
  • Place asparagus in the oven and bake for 13-15 minutes. The coating will be light brown and crispy. While the asparagus cooks, make the sauce. 
  • To make the sauce, combine all sauce ingredients and stir. Set it in the fridge while you wait for the asparagus to finish cooking. 
  • Remove asparagus from the oven and serve with the lemon pepper sauce.