This recipe is perfect to disguise asparagus for picky eaters.

April Ashley Ann Willison
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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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  • Bring about 2 inches of water to boil in a saucepan. Add the asparagus, and cook for about 3 minutes. Drain, and pat dry.

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  • Heat enough oil to cover the bottom of a large heavy skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Whisk the egg in a small bowl, and place the cracker crumbs in a separate bowl.

  • Dip the asparagus pieces into the egg, and then coat with cracker crumbs. Fry in the hot oil until golden. Turn frequently for even cooking. If they are browning too quickly, reduce the heat a little. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate before serving.

Nutrition Facts

354 calories; 19.8 g total fat; 47 mg cholesterol; 533 mg sodium. 37.5 g carbohydrates; 7.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2006
This was a great recipe! The kids loved it. I added some parmesan cheese to the crackers and that came out good too. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/22/2006
I'm glad I didn't waste a whole bunch of asparagus on this recipe. I used maybe 10 or 12 lengths chopped them as instructed and followed the directions. The crumbs would NOT stick to the asparagus even after being dipped in the egg. I tried shaking excess egg off even THAT didn't help. I came away with greasy asparagus and greasy fried cracker crumbs. I'll stick with grilled or pan-fried asparagus with butter but thanks anyway.:) Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2006
This was a great recipe! The kids loved it. I added some parmesan cheese to the crackers and that came out good too. Read More
(17)
Rating: 2 stars
04/22/2006
I'm glad I didn't waste a whole bunch of asparagus on this recipe. I used maybe 10 or 12 lengths chopped them as instructed and followed the directions. The crumbs would NOT stick to the asparagus even after being dipped in the egg. I tried shaking excess egg off even THAT didn't help. I came away with greasy asparagus and greasy fried cracker crumbs. I'll stick with grilled or pan-fried asparagus with butter but thanks anyway.:) Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/21/2007
I only tried it with a couple of stalks just in case and the others are right this isn't worth the time and is a great waste of fresh asparagus Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2006
This was a great recipe! The kids loved it. I added some parmesan cheese to the crackers and that came out good too. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/18/2009
My suggestion would be to forget the egg and crackers. Instead use a tempura batter and it turns out great. I have used it this way at parties and it is a favorite (also use other veggies meat etc. with an electric skillet in the middle of the table). and everyone gets what they want. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2007
I thought this recipe was great. I used the crackers and some italian bread crumbs and some parmesan cheese. I also used egg beaters instead of the egg. The kids didn't complain and my husband took thirds. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/28/2011
My daughter HATES asparagus but she loved this! This was a huge hit with my family. I ended having to make another batch that night it was so good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2011
i used bread crumbs instead of crackers...really added a nice taste to it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2011
MY mom Hates asparagus but when it's cooked this way she loved it. The next day we all ate it re-heated still fantastic. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/24/2009
I used eggbeater & a little milk then dredged stalk pieces in italian bread crumbs mixed w/equal amount of flour so crumbs would adhere when frying. Came out pretty good...actually better than fried asparagus I had at Figs--a Todd English restaurant! Read More
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