Asparagus Fries

Skinny Dip:  Asparagus Fries

 

What do you make when you have leftover garlic aioli and asparagus? You guessed it. Asparagus fries with garlic aioli. You are smart.

 asparagus friesIngredients:

  • 1 bunch, asparagus, washed and trimmed, or a bag of Trader Joe’s frozen grilled.
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3/4 c bread crumbs (Panko if you’ve got ‘em)
  • 1/4 c flour
  • 1/4 c finely-grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • Freshly ground sea salt and black pepper to taste.

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 425°.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add egg whites to a bowl (keep in mind the size of asparagus)
  • To another bowl add bread crumbs, flour, cheese and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Mix well.
  • Dip asparagus spear in egg whites to cover
  • Roll in bread crumb mixture to coat.
  • Place on prepared pan.
  • Repeat with remaining asparagus.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden, turning asparagus half-way through.
  • Let cool slightly.

Serve with lemon-garlic aioli. I made mine with fat-free mayonnaise.

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