Oven Fried Asparagus For Dinner Tonight!

It just occurred to me that Spring is right around the corner.  It's hard to imagine right now because we're still covered in a thick blanket, or more like 3 foot cover of snow.  Have I ever told you I live on the Alaska Highway and I'm not entirely sure why?  At least once a month I run the numbers to see if I could pull off a job on a beach somewhere.  Sadly the equation ends with a hard no.  Lucky for me, the weather is warming up and days are getting longer.  I hear my flip flops calling my name!  I've noticed the produce section is improving on looks and cost which is a sure fire way to know that things are on the up and up!

Asparagus for example, is no longer breaking the bank so I've stocked up and have cleverly found a way to add some crunch without heavily battering or frying.  A simple three step coating is all it takes to get a satisfying snack on the table.  Of course, we always need a delicious dip to go along side and today I chose the OPA by Litehouse Feta Dill Greek Yogurt Dressing.  It's an easy to pour dressing that pairs perfectly with the delicate asparagus.

OPA by Litehouse Feta Dill Greek Yogurt Dressing pairs perfectly with the delicate asparagus

To get started, set up a breading station with the flour in one bowl, eggs in another and bread crumbs in the third.  For good measure, I added Instantly Fresh Dill and Parsley to my bread crumb mixture.  Be sure to season each bowl with salt and pepper.  After this little bit of prep, they bake in only 10 minutes in a hot oven.  It's a really quick snack or appetizer that's good right out of the oven or served at room temperature.

Crispy Oven Baked Asparagus Recipe

Serves 4 | Finish in 20 minutes
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Crispy, tasty Asparagus baked right in the oven.

 

 

Ingredients

1 bunch Asparagus, washed and trimmed of rough ends

½ cup flour

2 eggs, beaten

1 cup panko bread crumbs

Salt, pepper

1 tsp Instantly Fresh herbs such as dill and parsley

Cooking spray

Opa by Litehouse Feta Dill Greek Yogurt Dressing

Directions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and line a large baking pan with a rack.

Set up the breading station.  One dish for flour, one for the eggs and another for the bread crumb mixture. 

Season each dish with salt and pepper.  Add the dried herbs to the panko dish.

Coat each asparagus spear with flour, tapping to remove any excess.

Dip the asparagus in the eggs then in the panko mixture. 

Arrange the asparagus on the baking tray in a single layer.

Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden brown and serve with the dressing on the side.


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