Parmesan Crusted Asparagus

PARMESAN CRUSTED ASPARAGUS
Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
Serves: 4 - 6

Ingredients

2 lb asparagus, fresh, trimmed
salt & pepper, to taste
1 1/2 c parmesan cheese, fresh, grated
3/4 c panko bread crumbs
1 Tbsp butter, unsalted, melted & cooled
1 pinch cayenne pepper
2 x large egg whites
1 tsp honey

The Cook

Kimmi Knippel (Sweet_Memories) Recipe
Cooked to Perfection
Cullowhee, NC (pop. 19,054)
KimmiK
Member Since Apr 2011
Kimmi's notes for this recipe:
Crispy, sweet & tender.
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Directions

1
Adjust oven rack to middle position & heat oven to 450 degrees F. Line rimmed baking sheet with foil & spray with vegetable oil spray. Using fork, poke holes up & down stalks of asparagus. Toss asparagus with 1/2 tsp salt & let stand for 30 minutes on a paper towel line baking sheet.
2
Meanwhile, combine 1 C parmesan, panko, butter, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp pepper & cayenne in bowl. Transfer 1/2 of panko mixture to shallow dish & reserve remaining mixture. Using stand mixer fitted with whisk, whip egg whites & honey until foamy, about 1 minute. Increase speed to medium high & whip until soft peaks form, 2 - 3 minutes. Scrape into 13 x 9" baking dish & toss asparagus in mixture. Working 1 spear at a time, dredge 1/2 of asparagus in panko mixture & transfer to baking sheet. Refill shallow dish with reserved panko mixture & repeat with remaining 1/2 of asparagus.
3
Bake asparagus until just beginning to brown, 6 - 8 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 C parmesan & continue to bake until cheese is melted & panko are golden brown, 6 - 8 minutes. Transfer to platter. Serve.
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user Pat Duran kitchenchatter - Apr 4, 2012
Love crispy and asparagus- so I know I will like this recipe- thanks Kimmi.

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