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asparagus fries on a white platter

Asparagus Fries Recipe (Air Fryer)

Isabel Laessig
Learn how to make Asparagus Fries in 10 minutes in your air fryer! Plus, a lemon garlic aioli dip for serving.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 4 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Total Time 11 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 277 kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • 3 large bowls

Ingredients
  

Air Fryer Asparagus Fries

  • 1 pound asparagus preferably thin trimmed
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs Italian-style
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 2 eggs beaten

Easy Lemon Aioli Recipe

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch of salt to taste

Instructions
 

Air Fryer Asparagus

  • Preheat air fryer to 400°F. Rinse asparagus in cold water and pat dry. Add all-purpose flour to a large dish or platter. Combine breadcrumbs, garlic powder, and paprika on a separate large plate. Beat eggs and add to a large bowl.
    1 pound asparagus preferably thin, 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 cup breadcrumbs Italian-style, ¼ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon paprika, 2 eggs beaten
    asparagus fries on a platter with ingredients to dredge them
  • Dip asparagus in the eggs, then roll in the flour. Dip in the eggs again, then coat in the breadcrumbs. Repeat until all asparagus is coated.
    asparagus fries in egg, breadcrumbs, and flour
  • Transfer breaded asparagus to your air fryer tray in an even layer. Leave a little bit of space between each piece of asparagus. You can fill both racks if you have an air fryer with two racks.
    asparagus fries on an air fryer tray
  • Air fry for 7 minutes at 400°F. Remove with tongs and serve with dipping sauce.
    close up of asparagus fries on a platter

Lemon Garlic Aioli

  • Thoroughly mix together aioli ingredients until completely combined. Refrigerate.
    ½ teaspoon lemon zest, 1 Tablespoon lemon juice, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, Pinch of salt to taste, 1 cup mayonnaise
    lemon garlic aioli dip with a spoon

Notes

  • Nutrition value is only for asparagus fries.
  • Trim asparagus first:
    1. Hold the woody end of the asparagus between your thumb and index finger and bend it until it snaps off. It should snap cleanly off.
    2. Neatly stack your remaining asparagus spears next to the asparagus you snapped. Use it as a guide to cut off the woody ends of the remaining asparagus using a sharp kitchen knife.

Nutrition

Sodium: 232mgCalcium: 94mgVitamin C: 6mgVitamin A: 1279IUSugar: 4gFiber: 5gPotassium: 360mgCholesterol: 82mgCalories: 277kcalSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 4gProtein: 12gCarbohydrates: 48gIron: 6mg
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