Roasted Asparagus with Bread Crumb Topping

Hello Spring AND asparagus season! I love creating recipes with asparagus because they are not only versatile but also an inexpensive yet healthy ingredient. The breadcrumbs give a little crunch to an otherwise ordinary roasted asparagus dish-yum!

Ingredients:

1 lb. Asparagus, woody ends trimmed

1 Tablespoon oil

1/8 teaspoon salt (pinch)

1/8 teaspoon pepper (pinch)

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Breadcrumb ingredients:

2 Tablespoons butter

1/8 teaspoon salt (pinch)

1 Cup Panko style bread crumbs

1/4 Cup Parmesan, grated or shredded

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 375. On a foil lined baking sheet add the trimmed asparagus, 2 Tablespoons oil, 1/8 salt, 1/8 pepper, 1/4 garlic powder. Toss the asparagus to coat with the oil and seasonings.

2. Bake the asparagus for 7-10 minutes or until asparagus spears are slightly softened but still crisp.

3. While the asparagus is roasting make the breadcrumb mixture. Melt 2 Tablespoons in a pan on low-medium heat. Once melted add breadcrumbs and salt stirring constantly. Once breadcrumbs turn a golden brown (around 1-3 minutes) remove pan from heat. Allow to cool slightly and toss in the Parmesan and mix.

4. Arrange asparagus on a plate with spears facing up in a line. Sprinkle with breadcrumb mixture and serve immediately.

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