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Parmesan & Almond Baked Asparagus Fries

These Parmesan and Almond Baked Asparagus Fries are a low carb, way delicious way to spruce up your side dish tonight. Ready in under 30 minutes, including a creamy chive yogurt dip. What’s not to love?

These Parmesan and Almond Asparagus Fries are a low carb, way delicious way to spruce up your side dish tonight.

The fun things about exploring a new ingredient every other week is that I can really figure out funky, out of the ordinary ways of using foods. And one of my favorite discoveries was that of using almonds as a breading in the form of these crispy Almond Tofu Nuggets. You basically just grind almonds into a coarse crumb using a food processor, then mix them with some spices (like smoked paprika, salt, and pepper!) Then you’ll just use them in place of bread crumbs when breading things for a low carb yet way delicious alternative. Today we’re using this tasty combo to bread asparagus, creating crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside, too-good-to-stop-eating Asparagus Fries!

These Parmesan and Almond Asparagus Fries are a low carb, way delicious way to spruce up your side dish tonight. These Parmesan and Almond Asparagus Fries are a low carb, way delicious way to spruce up your side dish tonight. These Parmesan and Almond Asparagus Fries are a low carb, way delicious way to spruce up your side dish tonight. These Parmesan and Almond Asparagus Fries are a low carb, way delicious way to spruce up your side dish tonight. These Parmesan and Almond Asparagus Fries are a low carb, way delicious way to spruce up your side dish tonight.

These Parmesan and Almond Asparagus Fries are a low carb, way delicious way to spruce up your side dish tonight.
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Parmesan & Almond Baked Asparagus Fries

These Parmesan and Almond Baked Asparagus Fries are a low carb, way delicious way to spruce up your side dish tonight.

Course Side Dishes, Snacks
Diet Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Vegetarian
Occasion 4th of July, Game Day, Halloween
Time 30 minutes or less
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 422 kcal
Author Live Eat Learn

Ingredients

Fries

  • 1 cup almonds 143 g
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese 50 g
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour 64 g, can sub all-purpose gluten-free flour
  • 2 eggs whisked
  • 1 lb asparagus 450 g

Yogurt Dip

  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt 60 g
  • ¼ cup cream cheese 60 g
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp chopped chives
  • ½ tsp lemon juice 5 mL
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a food processor, pulse almonds until they become coarse crumbs. Mix in the grated parmesan, salt, paprika, and pepper.
  3. Prepare your workspace by putting the flour, eggs, and almond mixture in three separate large shallow dishes.
  4. Trim the tough bottoms off of your asparagus. Roll each in flour, then dip and coat in the eggs, and coat with almond crumbs.
  5. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until asparagus are tender when pierced with a fork.
  6. While asparagus cook, combine all yogurt dip ingredients.
Nutrition Facts
Parmesan & Almond Baked Asparagus Fries
Amount Per Serving (1 servings)
Calories 422 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 113mg 38%
Sodium 530mg 22%
Potassium 622mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 7.5g
Protein 27g 54%
Vitamin A 29%
Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 35%
Iron 26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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