Panko and Parmesan Roasted Asparagus

by jerseygirl on March 29, 2012 · 6 comments

One of the things I love about spring is asparagus. You know the weather is getting nicer when all the stores and markets are loaded up with this green vegetable.  I tend to either roast or grill asparagus. It is so easy to make but so delicious. A few times, I have been in a restaurant where they had fried asparagus on their appetizer menu.  I think that was the key to getting my husband and daughter to try this vegetable. Since I never fry anything at home, I thought I’d try coating some asparagus with Panko bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese to give it that same restaurant effect.  There was no splattering grease and plenty of calories were spared.  In fact, I had a big plateful as my dinner one night. I also think it would be great for lunch topped with a poached egg.

Now don’t judge me by how long I cooked the asparagus. My family likes it well done but that is probably not the norm. If you like it  more crunchy, just roast it for a few less minutes. If you are serving this as an appetizer, you could make a nice marinara sauce on the side.  Either way, I think it’s really good!

Panko and Parmesan Roasted Asparagus
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Serves: 4 to 6
 
An easy way to make asparagus.
Ingredients
  • 1½ pounds asparagus, cleaned
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • ¼ cup Panko bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Coat the asparagus with the olive oil.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the Panko, cheese, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  4. Place the asparagus in a single layer on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with the crumb mixture.
  5. Cook for 12 to 18 minutes depending how done you would like the asparagus and how thick the asparagus is.
Notes
Thicker stalks of asparagus will take longer to cook. To make the crumbs extra crispy, I like to turn the broiler on the last few minutes of baking.

 

 

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Ramona March 29, 2012 at 4:08 pm

I know this has got to be good!

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Baker Street March 29, 2012 at 10:39 pm

I like my asparagus well cooked too! The seasoning in this recipe is just right and its so simple to put together. :)

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Lynda March 29, 2012 at 11:40 pm

My goodness, this looks delicious! We’ve been enjoying asparagus too, but I’ve never tried it this way. That must change!

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Katerina March 30, 2012 at 6:34 am

These look really crunchy and tasty! Now that they are in season this is a great way to enjoy them!

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Kate March 30, 2012 at 11:18 am

In general I don’t like asparagus, but maybe I should try it fried.

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Rachel @ Bakerita April 3, 2012 at 1:24 pm

This looks amazing! With a squeeze of lemon…I’d be in heaven!

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