We love french fries, but I've accepted the fact that I can't eat fried potatoes at every meal, so I've been turning other things into "fries." Our latest obsession is these air fryer asparagus fries, which I serve with a homemade lemon dijon aioli. They're coated in a parmesan and panko crust and air fried to perfection. They're crisp, tasty, lower-carb than normal fries, and super fast and easy.
Here's what you need for these asparagus fries?
You only need a few basic ingredients for these asparagus fries. The lemon dijon aioli is optional, but it's so so good. You'll also need an air fryer!
For the asparagus fries:
- Parmesan cheese
- Panko breadcrumb
For the lemon dijon aioli:
- Lemon juice
And the basics: ground cayenne, salt, eggs, minced garlic, and black pepper
Here's how we make these fries.
These air fryer asparagus fries are so easy and fast, which makes them the perfect easy side dish or appetizer.
- Prep the ingredients.
Finely grate the parmesan cheese. If you can't finely grate it, throw it into a food processor and shred it into a fine powder. Add the parmesan cheese, panko, ground cayenne, and salt to a bowl and set aside. Add the eggs to a separate bowl and whisk until the yolk and white are combined.
- Bread the asparagus.
Dip each piece of asparagus in the egg, then in the panko and cheese mixture. To avoid two dirty hands, I suggest using one hand for the egg dipping and one hand for the panko mixture, that way the panko doesn't stick to the egg on your hand.
- Cook the fries.
Add to your air fryer in one layer, you may have to cook the fries in more than one batch if you have a small air fryer. Air fry for 5 minutes at 350°F.
- Make the lemon dijon aioli.
While the asparagus fries are cooking, make the lemon dijon aioli. Add the mayo, dijon mustard, lemon juice, salt, black pepper, and garlic to a bowl and stir to combine.
Serve the fries and aioli together as a side dish or appetizer and enjoy!
Air Fryer Asparagus Fries with Lemon Dijon Aioli: FAQs
You can, use whatever you like! They'd be super tasty with ranch or blue cheese dressing too.
Yes! Just substitute the panko for gluten free panko, crumbled gluten free crackers, or crumbled pork rinds.
We recommend that you put the asparagus in the air fryer in one layer. If you overlap the asparagus, it won't cook evenly or crisp appropriately. If you can't fit all of the asparagus in your air fryer in one layer, you'll have to cook it in batches.