Fries are delicious, and traditionally when someone says fries we think potatoes. Not this gal, nope, I would turn anything into a fry if I could. It’s summer so asparagus is in season, and it is more delicious than ever. Making asparagus fries is a great way to eat your asparagus in a whole new exciting way. Plus I often need more exciting ways to eat my dip, and these fries totally do the trick! Things are just better if made dip-able!
1 large bunch of asparagus, trimmed and cut lengthwise ( if the stalks are thick)
1/2 cup chickpea flour or spelt flour
2 eggs worth of egg replacer
3/4 cup panko
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wtLKyquCZA&w=560&h=315] Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
Mix your panko, breadcrumbs, yeast and salt and pepper together.
Dredge the asparagus in the flour. Then dip them in the egg replacer and into a mixture of the panko breadcrumbs, yeast, salt and pepper. This can be done with these ingredients in a bowl or in a plastic baggy, and shook – my favourite technique.
Once your asparagus is totally covered, place it on parchment paper on a baking sheet and until golden brown, about 7-13 minutes.
** If you’re feeling greasy, deep-fry them in a large pot filled with vegetable oil instead! Just like real fries!