Asparagus spears are dipped in an egg white-mayonnaise mixture, then coated in Parmesan and panko breadcrumbs before a trip to the oven to bake into a crunchy, delicious side dish. Very easy and delicious!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Set a cooking rack over a baking sheet.

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  • Whisk egg whites, mayonnaise, salt, and black pepper in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Mix panko crumbs, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, and lemon peel together in a shallow bowl or on a piece of waxed paper.

  • Dip each asparagus spear into egg white mixture, then press into crumb mixture to coat. Place coated spears on prepared rack; drizzle with olive oil.

  • Bake asparagus in the preheated oven until coating is browned and crisp, 15 to 17 minutes. Squeeze lemon juice over asparagus and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

308.6 calories; 13.9 g protein; 43.3 g carbohydrates; 9.2 mg cholesterol; 493.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
10/18/2014
Make sure your asparagus is very dry to start or egg white will not stick therefore your crumbs will not stick. I mixed Panko with finer ground crumbs for extra crunch. I found finer ground crumbs stick better than course crumbs. Panko and Parmesan is the best. I've tried different green and yellow squash, Zucchini, carrots and other veggies. I can hardly wait to try it on the outdoor grill. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/25/2013
we tried this against the asparagus with sliced almonds and parmesan recipe from this site. we enjoyed this recipe but the other just had so much more flavor. so 3.5 stars. if the compition wasn't so strong maybe 4 stars. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
10/18/2014
Make sure your asparagus is very dry to start or egg white will not stick therefore your crumbs will not stick. I mixed Panko with finer ground crumbs for extra crunch. I found finer ground crumbs stick better than course crumbs. Panko and Parmesan is the best. I've tried different green and yellow squash, Zucchini, carrots and other veggies. I can hardly wait to try it on the outdoor grill. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/18/2014
Make sure your asparagus is very dry to start or egg white will not stick therefore your crumbs will not stick. I mixed Panko with finer ground crumbs for extra crunch. I found finer ground crumbs stick better than course crumbs. Panko and Parmesan is the best. I've tried different green and yellow squash, Zucchini, carrots and other veggies. I can hardly wait to try it on the outdoor grill. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/24/2013
we tried this against the asparagus with sliced almonds and parmesan recipe from this site. we enjoyed this recipe but the other just had so much more flavor. so 3.5 stars. if the compition wasn't so strong maybe 4 stars. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/22/2016
I sprinkled maybe 1/2 cup of bread crumbs. It was great! I also used some garlic powder. Yummy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2018
This was marvelous! Only difference I made was I used one WHOLE egg instead of 2 egg whites. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2020
I bought a bunch of asparagus (on sale for a buck) for the first time and I needed a simple recipe and this was just the ticket. I was out of lemon so I added a little lemon pepper spice instead--now I'm not a fan of spicy food but it was a little overpowering. I guess most other people would like it that way but, not my wife, so next time I'll just leave it out. I did use olive oil sprinkled on but next time I will get a can of generic olive oil cooking spray and spray both the grill rack and evenly coat the spears once they are laid on the rack. I don't like to waste anything so I spread the unused panko-cheese mixture over the spears which were closely spaced on the rack before baking it. These taste better and are healthier than french fries! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2016
I never liked asparagus until a friend made this. I LOVE IT NOW!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2020
Family lived it! Read More