Crunch Crazy Asparagus Spears – An easy, quick and healthy side dish. Low calories, low fat, low carbs!
Nutrition per serving:
- Calories: 231,6
- Carbs: 26,8g/23,6g net
- Fat: 9g
- Protein: 11,9g
- Cholesterol: 11mg
- Sodium: 636,5mg
Total Time: 35 min
- Prep: 15 min
- Cook: 20 min
- Yield: 4 servings
- Recipe courtesy of Food Network.
- 1 pound (450g) medium asparagus (about 20 spears)
- 2 egg whites
- Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 2 cups (120g) panko breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup (50g) grated Parmesan
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 tbsp Extra-virgin olive oil
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Prepare the asparagus by trimming off the tough woody stem.
Set up a breading station by whipping the egg whites and mayonnaise together (the mayonnaise helps the whites stick to the asparagus). Sprinkle with some salt and pepper.
In a separate, dish add the panko, Parmesan, Italian seasoning and paprika. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and mix. Dip each asparagus spear in the egg wash and then coat evenly in the seasoned panko breadcrumbs. Place the spears on a wire rack over a baking sheet and lightly drizzle with some olive oil (this will help them crisp up).
Bake until golden and crispy, 15 to 17 minutes. Serve immediately.
Photo credit: Tasty Kitchen
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