"This recipe is perfect to disguise asparagus for picky eaters." — WILLISON85
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fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
canola oil for frying
coarsely crushed buttery round crackers
This was a great recipe! The kids loved it. I added some parmesan cheese to the crackers and that came out good too.
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. :)
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
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.
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!
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.
i used bread crumbs instead of crackers...really added a nice taste to it.
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.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 178
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