Asparagus Fries with Chipotle Dip

Asparagus fries are a fun twist on a side dish that we all love, french fries. The chipotle dip is addictive and can be used as a dip for your other favourite foods too!

Prep Time
45 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Asparagus Fries with Chipotle Dip on a white plate with a fork
4 to 6
For the asparagus fries:
  • 3 lbs (1,362 g) asparagus, cleaned and bottom ends trimmed
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 ½ tbsp (22 ml) mayonnaise
  • 2 cups (120 g) panko breadcrumbs, lightly crushed
  • 2 tbsp (1 g) thyme, chopped
  • ½ cup (62 g) Parmesan, shredded
  • cooking spray
For the chipotle dip:
  • 1 cup (250 ml) sour cream
  • ½ cup (125 ml) mayonnaise
  • half a lemon, juiced
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) chipotle in adobo, liquid
  • 1½ tbsp (20 g) Redpath® Dark Brown Sugar
  • ¼ tsp (5 g) salt
For the asparagus fries:

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Step 2

In a shallow baking dish, whisk together the egg whites and mayonnaise.

Step 3

In a separate shallow baking dish, combine the panko bread crumbs, thyme, and Parmesan.

Step 4

Dip each asparagus spear in the egg and mayonnaise mixture until it's thoroughly coated and then press the spear into the breading mixture. Transfer the breaded asparagus to the prepared baking sheet. Repeat the process with the remaining asparagus spears, spacing them about 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart on the baking sheet.



Step 5

Lightly spray the asparagus with cooking spray and bake them for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.

Step 6

Remove the asparagus fries from the oven and serve them immediately with the prepared chipotle dip.


For the chipotle dip:

Step 1

Combine sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, the liquid from the chipotle peppers, the Redpath® Dark Brown Sugar, and salt in a bowl and stir until completely mixed. Keep in the fridge in an airtight container.