Tuesday, June 11, 2013

31 Days of Pinterest: Day Eight: Crispy Asparagus Spears

We love asparagus in our house!  Or maybe it's just that a while back I found a great asparagus recipe and we love that?!  Either way we eat it often so when I saw the following pin I knew we HAD to try it!  This is a pin that was definitely good, but I think I'll actually stick to our original recipe.  And only because for the time and ingredients I actually like ours just as much if not better and it's easier.  :)

Here's what you'll need to duplicate the one found on the pin...
one bunch asparagus
one cup Panko crumbs
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan
two egg whites

Break off the tougher end of the asparagus.

On one flat plate place the two, slightly beaten egg whites.

In a bowl, mix the remaining ingredients.  Place those on a second plate.

Roll the asparagus in the egg whites, and then in the crumb mix.

Place on a wire rack on top of a baking pan.

Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes.

Remove, allow to cool, and enjoy!

As I said, these WERE really good!  BUT for the time and energy I will most likely stick to our regular recipe (spray with olive oil spray or roll in 1 Tbs olive oil, lay on baking tray, sprinkle with shredded cheese, bake at 400 degrees for 18 min).

Original recipe found HERE.

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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