Crispy Baked Asparagus Fries

Community-sourced goodness: On our General Topics board, in a discussion about current food obsessions, AngelalD posted this recipe for panko-coated asparagus “fries” good enough for kids and other veggie skeptics (“Husband loved them!” AngelalD notes) to become, um ... obsessed.

Crispy Baked Asparagus Fries
1 pound asparagus, trimmed
1/2 cup flour
2 eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Dredge the asparagus in the flour.

Dip the dredged asparagus in the beaten egg.

Coat the asparagus with a mixture of the panko breadcrumbs, Parmesan, salt, and pepper.

Transfer to a wire rack set on a baking sheet.

Bake until golden brown, about 7 to 13 minutes. Serve immediately.

Photos and styling by Chris Rochelle