Crispy Asparagus Fries

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15 min


25 min


4 servings

Crispy Asparagus Fries

Photo: Jodi Pudge

Try these crispy asparagus fries for a green twist on the potato classic.


  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt , divided
  • 1 1/2 cups panko bread crumb
  • 1 lb asparagus , tough ends snapped off
  • 1/2 cup canola oil


  • Combine egg and mustard in a shallow bowl, and beat until uniform.
  • Combine flour and ¾ tsp salt in another bowl.
  • Place panko crumbs on a plate.
  • Put all of the asparagus into the flour mixture and toss to coat; don’t worry if there is a very fine coating that sticks to the asparagus.
  • Working with a few spears at a time, hold the tips of the asparagus, coat with the egg mixture and roll in panko (leaving tips clean if possible).
  • Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium. Working in batches, fry asparagus, turning as needed, for 1 to 2 min or until panko is golden and asparagus is tender-crisp. Remove from heat, season with the remaining ¼ tsp salt and serve.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 320,
  • Protein
  • 4 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13 g,
  • Fat
  • 29 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 275 mg.

Originally published in the May 2013 issue. Photo by Jodi Pudge. 

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