Baked Asparagus Fries

One topic that most of us Canadians love to talk about is the weather. It’s true. No exaggeration here.  To prove it to you, here’s what I found googling Canadians and weather: “there are only three networks in the world dedicated to weather and two of them are in Canada.” If you need more proof, just visit us here in Canada and you will hear conversations about the weather as soon as you enter the border!

However, one topic we’d all love to forget is the winter of 2013 (enter dramatic sound effects here).  That winter was the most brutal (again, no exaggeration here) winter we’ve experienced in the 18 years we’ve been living in the Great White North.  And that’s counting the winter when the army was brought in to plow our snow because Toronto was in a state of emergency! But enough about the winter of 2013 because it’s behind us now!  With the plus temperatures and sunny days we’ve been experiencing here in Canada, we’re all about the shorts and t-shirts and patio season now, well almost!

Spring and fall are our favourite seasons because the temperatures are just right- not humid hot that you are sweating from all body parts where the sun don’t shine or so cold that your nose hairs are frozen solid!  Spring time brings us tulips sprouting out of the ground, trees blooming again and longer daylight hours!  One other fantastic addition to this season is spring produce!  One such produce we love around here is asparagus.  Our favourite way of eating asparagus is roasted with a little bit of evoo and  s&p, but this time we decided to jump on the bandwagon and make baked asparagus fries! And we were not disappointed.  Each spear covered in seasoned breadcrumbs and parm cheese and then dipped into sriracha mayo – heaven (no exaggeration, for reals)!  Here’s the recipe for you if you decide to jump on the bandwagon as well:

 

Baked Asparagus Fries

 

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Baked Asparagus Fries
 
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Ingredients
  • For the asparagus fries:
  • 1 pound of asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 cup of panko breadcrumbs
  • ¾ cup of all purpose flour
  • ½ cup of parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • For the dipping sauce:
  • 1 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon of sriracha
  • juice of half a lemon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. In a shallow dish, add the bread crumbs, flour, parm cheese, garlic powder and s&p.
  3. In another shallow dish, add the two eggs and lightly beat.
  4. Dip each asparagus spear into the egg wash first and then in the panko/flour mixture. Repeat if you want your asparagus fries to be extra crunchy.
  5. Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes until browned and crisp.
  6. For the dipping sauce:
  7. Combine the mayo, sriracha and lemon juice and mix until well blended.
  8. You can add less or more of the sriracha sauce to suit your taste.

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Comments

    • Sarah & Arkadi says

      thank you! we all have certain veggies we avoid! Hope you get to try this and like it as much as we did! 😉

    • Sarah & Arkadi says

      The Brits and Canucks have a lot in common 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! Hope it’s not a gloomy day for you guys today (it’s been day 2 of gloomy, rainy weather for us).

    • Sarah & Arkadi says

      Hello Abbe! We can pretty much go for fried anything all the time 😉 Let us know how you like this recipe when you get to try it! Thanks for stopping by!

    • Sarah & Arkadi says

      Hello! We came across different recipes for it recently and decided to give it a go! The dipping sauce is a must for sure! Let us know how you like the recipe when you try it! Enjoy the rest of the week!

    • Sarah & Arkadi says

      hi ashley! great minds think alike, right?! will check out yours when it’s out! have a good weekend:)

    • Sarah & Arkadi says

      hi pam! they were real easy to eat and so hard to stop with just a few! hope your family likes them! thanks for stopping by:)

    • Sarah & Arkadi says

      hi shundara! we do love all four seasons we get …winter is the least loved..for us anyway! soon enough, we’ll be complaining of the heat and humidity here! hahaha!

    • Sarah & Arkadi says

      hi kristi! it’s one of our faves as well! this was the first time we made them super crispy and we were super happy we did! let us know what you think when you’ve tried it! thanks for stopping by 🙂

    • Sarah & Arkadi says

      hi kelly! we’ve been trying to eat healthier these days…summer is coming! YIKES! so swapping asparagus fries with regular french fries these days!

  1. says

    The weather in Canada is cool and nice, and you’re hearing this from someone who has summer all year long in her country where it tends to gets too hot and humid sometimes. Oh well, we can never be pleased with what we have huh?:-P
    Your asparagus fries sounds and looks amazing, I couldn’t believe what I read when I saw the title….it sounded like a simple thing, but yet the photo was just so enticing and this is a true gourmet style!
    I am not into fried stuffs nor fries, but asparagus fries, and baked? Hand them over, baby! 🙂

    • Sarah & Arkadi says

      hi christy! so true – the grass is always greener on the other side, hey? but to be honest, winter here has its own beauty! hope you get to come and experience our true Canadian winter ! i still fondly remember my first winter in Canada – my brother and I played in the snow for hours!

      this recipe is our effort to eat healthier these days! and these asparagus fries were a hit in our home! thanks for stopping by! have a good rest of the week:)

    • Sarah & Arkadi says

      thanks so much angie! you’re very sweet! they were so easy to make and eat 🙂 thanks for stopping by!

  2. says

    This looks wonderful. Love being able to bake the asparagus and have a healthier version over fried. Enjoy the Spring – I am so happy to bid that winter ‘goodbye’!

    • Sarah & Arkadi says

      hello lea ann! thanks so much for your kind words ! really appreciate it! the dipping sauce was real addicting! thanks for stopping by 🙂

    • Sarah & Arkadi says

      hi johlene! you are so right – they’d make a great appetizer! thanks for the idea! i made them for us to munch on, but sharing is caring right 😉 thanks for stopping by!!

    • Sarah & Arkadi says

      hi kimmy! thanks for the sunshiny thoughts! we’ve had a super great weekend last weekend with the sun shining and warmer temps so winter is almost forgotten! thanks for stopping by 🙂

    • Sarah & Arkadi says

      Thanks for your kind words! This was our first time trying asparagus like that! It turned out great!

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