Just in time for asparagus season, this crispy, cheesy, oat-y dish is perfect for a backyard dinner.
Parmesan and Oat-Breaded Asparagus
A healthy alternative to fried food, tender-crisp asparagus emerge from the oven in a golden, cheesy oat crust. This simple, elegant appetizer is perfect for entertaining or just snacking.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
- 1 lb asparagus trimmed (500 g)
- 1 cup rolled oats (250 ml)
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated (125 ml)
- 1 tsp olive oil plus more for baking sheet (5 ml)
- pinch salt
- black pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup oat flour (60 ml)
- 2 eggs lightly beaten
Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). Lightly brush a large baking sheet with olive oil.
Place oats and parmesan cheese into the bowl of a food processor, along with a generous pinch of salt and some freshly ground pepper.
- Drizzle with 1 tsp olive oil and pulse until mixture resembles coarse bread crumbs. Pour into a shallow dish. Pour eggs into a second dish.
- Dust asparagus spears with oat flour, gently tapping to remove excess.
One at a time, thoroughly coat asparagus spears in beaten egg, then roll in parmesan oat mixture.
- Place breaded spears on prepared pan, making sure they do not touch.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until tender-crisp and browned, turning once during baking.