If you’re searching for a healthier alternative to traditional potato fries, look no further than these baked asparagus fries. Since this recipe is baked instead of deep-fried, it calls for zero oil and grease. Plus, by using asparagus instead of potatoes, you can switch things up and enjoy the veggie in an interesting way.
These baked vegan asparagus fries are also wonderfully crispy. It’s all thanks to the coating of flour, bread crumbs, and flax egg, one of the most useful ingredients of vegan cuisine.
To make these baked vegan asparagus fries, pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and round up your ingredients. You’ll need one bunch of asparagus, flour, flax eggs, bread crumbs, and salt. Line a metal baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
Since flax eggs needs some time to reach the right consistency, it’s best to prepare this ingredient first. You’ll need to make three flax eggs, which is equivalent to three chicken eggs. If you’ve never made this egg substitute before, check out our easy tutorial on how to make flax egg. Set it aside as you trim the stalks of asparagus.
Wash the asparagus and cut off the woody ends. If you’d like to make smaller fries, cut the each stalk in half.
To set up your breading station, place the flour, flax egg, and bread crumbs in three separate dishes. Add the salt (and any other of your favorite spices) to the bread crumbs and mix well. Keep the lined baking sheet nearby, too.
While the asparagus stalks are still wet, coat them with flour.
Next, dip the asparagus in the flax egg, then the breadcrumbs. (Tip: Use a spoon to spread flax egg on to the asparagus stalks.) Depending on the size and thickness of your asparagus, you might need more or less flour and/or bread crumbs.
Place the coated asparagus on the lined baking sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown and crispy. The asparagus stalks should be tender, but not mushy.
Serve with ketchup, sriracha, or your favorite vegan dip. For an easy homemade sauce, mix vegan mayo with hot sauce or spices.
These easy baked vegan asparagus fries work well as a snack, appetizer, or side dish. We love pairing this dish with hearty sandwiches like jackfruit pulled “pork” sandwiches. Enjoy!
Baked Vegan Asparagus Fries
- 1 bunch asparagus
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
- 3 flax eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon salt optional
- Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a metal baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Mix the bread crumbs with salt and your favorite spices.
- Wash the asparagus stalks and cut off the woody ends. Coat the asparagus in flour, followed by flax egg then bread crumbs.
- Place the asparagus on the baking sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown and crispy. Serve with vegan dip of your choice.