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Parmesan & Almond Baked Asparagus Fries

These Parmesan and Almond Baked Asparagus Fries are a low carb, 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?

Low carb asparagus fries with almond breading

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.

Low carb asparagus fries with almond breading

Low Carb Bread Coating

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.

Low carb asparagus fries with almond breading

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!

Low carb asparagus fries with crunchy almond breading
These Parmesan and Almond Asparagus Fries are a low carb, way delicious way to spruce up your side dish tonight.

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.
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Course: Side Dishes, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: asparagus fries, asparagus fries recipe, low carb fries, veetable fries
Diet: Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Vegetarian
Occasion: 4th of July, Game Day, Halloween
Time: 30 minutes or less, 45 minutes or less
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 422kcal
Author: Sarah Bond
5 from 1 vote

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

  • Prep: Preheat oven to 425°F. In a food processor, pulse almonds until they become coarse crumbs. Mix in the grated parmesan, salt, paprika, and pepper. Prepare your workspace by putting the flour, eggs, and almond mixture in three separate large shallow dishes.
  • Coat: Trim the tough bottoms off of your asparagus. Roll each in flour, then dip and coat in the eggs, and coat with almond crumbs.
  • Bake: 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. While asparagus cook, combine all yogurt dip ingredients.

NUTRITION

Serving: 1servings | Calories: 422kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 530mg | Potassium: 622mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7.5g | Vitamin A: 1450IU | Vitamin C: 10.7mg | Calcium: 350mg | Iron: 4.7mg
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I originally posted this recipe on Amanda’s Cookin’.

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