French Breaded Asparagus

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This was so good I couldn't resit posting it. It was on a little ticket attached to the asparagus I bought, grown in Mexico. Quite different and quite delicious!! I tweeked it to suit our tastes. (One hour chill time not included in cook time)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat egg and mix with cold water.
  2. Mix crumbs, salt, cheese and paprika together.
  3. Dip asparagus in egg mixture then in crumb mixture, then in egg mixture again.
  4. Chill one hour.
  5. Heat oil in frypan,'til very hot but not smoking.
  6. Add breaded asparagus, fry, turning frequently until golden brown.
  7. Should be fried quickly, so the outside is browned but the asparagus is still crisp.


Most Helpful

This asparagus was delicious, if you could snag a piece that had breading on it! I had big problems trying to keep the breading on, and mainly wound up globbing the now wet breadcrumb mixture onto the asparagus prior to refrigeration. I would have given 5 stars for flavor, if not for this problem - did I do something wrong?

LorenLou April 20, 2004

I could have made a meal of these and since hubby went out and bought more asparagus after having these...guess he liked this dish as much as I. Mine came out a little dark and crunchy but oh-so-good!!! Thanks Derf, this one's a definite keeper.

Julie B's Hive April 17, 2007

We really enjoyed these. The texture and flavour was great. Had a problem getting the coating to stick to all the pieces though. Still tasted good.

tlmurray68 March 25, 2007

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