Sunday, May 6, 2012

Crispy Asparagus

Again, I wanted to try a recipe using asparagus that would be edible. THIS WAS SO GOOD! I could barely tell it was asparagus, and it was crunchy to perfection! I dipped mine in time I may add powdered ranch to the crumbs! MMmMM! Definitely a keeper for this veggie! I found it here. I kind of played the recipe by ear, so the pictures don't match the exact amount of ingredients.

Crispy Asparagus

* 1 bunch of asparagus 
* 2 egg whites
* 1/4 cup flour
* 1 cup seasoned panko crumbs
* 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
* salt and pepper to taste


1. Preheat oven to 425.

2. Snap off hard ends of asparagus. I cut mine in half to make more.

3. Put egg whites in one bowl, and mix flour, crumbs and cheese then put in other bowl.

4. Dip asparagus in egg whites, then roll in crumbs.

5. Place on wire rack (I just used my even baking sheet).

6. I poured the extra crumbs over the asparagus to make mine extra crispy.

7. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until crispy to your liking.

8. Serve with dipping sauce, if desired.

Asparagus Crescent Rolls

After reading lots of good things about asparagus, I decided to give it a try. Of course I can't eat it by itself; it's too gross! These were pretty good, but I could still taste the asparagus a bit. Luckily the crescent roll made up for it! The recipe came from pinterest, and can be found here.

Asparagus Rolls

* 1 package crescent rolls (I used reduced fat)
* 8 slices of deli ham (I used turkey)
* 4 asparagus sticks, cut it half
* Dijon Mustard (I used Dijonaise because I didn't have dijon)


1. Preheat oven to 375.

2. In a microwave bowl add asparagus and cover with water.

3. Add paper towel and microwave at 50% power for 2 minutes, or until tender.

4. On baking sheet lay out crescent pieces.

5. Evenly cover each triangle with dijon.

6. Wrap asparagus in meat.

7. Add asparagus to thick corner of crescent and roll up.

8. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden.