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These low carb Asparagus Fries are so easy to make in the oven! They only require 5 simple ingredients + salt and pepper, and the breading is amazing! They’re the perfect accompaniment to your THM S meal.
This recipe was inspired by Glenda, a lady from our church, who brought something very similar (and delicious!) to a church fellowship meal – only she made hers with long green beans and bread crumbs. For a low carb version I decided to use Light Rye Ryvita (or Wasa) cracker crumbs in place of the breadcrumbs. Asparagus was on sale at Kroger for $0.99 per bunch, so I opted to use that instead of green beans (although I’m sure long green beans would work in this recipe too).
A note on crackers
Light Rye Ryvita or Light Rye Wasa crackers work perfectly in the breading mixture for these asparagus fries! These crackers are fairly low in carbs, with about 5 grams of net carbs per cracker. (The Ryvita crackers are just a teensy bit lower in carbs than the Wasa crackers are.) They give you that yummy cracker crumb texture without inflating the carb count too much, especially when used in conjunction with grated Parmesan cheese.
Trim Healthy Mamas, you can have 1 Light Rye Wasa (or Ryvita) cracker in a THM S setting, but some of the other Wasa cracker varieties like Multigrain aren’t recommended in an S setting due to higher carb counts and/or flours that aren’t as low glycemic as rye flour.
Look for these crackers in the cracker aisle of your local grocery store or Walmart, at discount grocery stores, or online. Availability definitely varies by location.
I used Kraft grated parmesan cheese in the green can (or a similar store brand product) in the breading mixture for these asparagus fries. Freshly grated Parmesan might work too, but I haven’t tried it and I imagine it’s more expensive and perhaps a little harder to find if you don’t frequent upscale grocery stores. The Parmesan cheese in the green can has a low moisture content and works great for breading things. I also like to use it in meatballs instead of bread crumbs!
Mix the breading mixture from this recipe with some melted butter and you’ve got yourself a great low carb casserole topping!
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