Baked Asparagus Fries

Panko Asparagus Spears
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I know that most people are looking for more ways to incorporate veggies into their diet. I have cooked for many people over the years and some people will not eat “green stuff” a.k.a. vegetables, or even fruit for that matter, and some will only eat fried vegetables. This recipe is a great alternative to add a green veggie, and it is baked, not fried. This would be a good recipe to get someone on the fence about eating a green vegetable to try, and I bet there is a good chance that they will actually like it.

Ingredients:
2 cups Panko Japanese style bread crumbs
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 lbs Organic asparagus, trimmed
1 cup all-purpose flour
4 large fresh eggs, beaten

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
2. In a large bowl, combine Panko and Parmesan; set aside.
3. Working in manageable batches, dredge asparagus in flour, dip into eggs, then dredge in Panko mixture, pressing to coat.
4. Place asparagus in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Place into oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp.
5. Serve immediately.

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