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Crispy Asparagus Straws

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Quick Facts

Servings: 36
Cook Time: 15 min.
Pre-made phyllo dough adds a light, flaky crunch to these delectable appetizers.

Ingredients

  • 36 asparagus spears
  • 4 sheets of phyllo dough, thawed
  • 4 oz Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • salt and pepper to sprinkle on top

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425° F
  • Trim ends of asparagus. Blanche asparagus in boiling salted water until lightly tender to the bite, about 3 minutes.
  • Place one sheet of phyllo on a cutting board. Set aside the remaining sheets, cover with a damp towel. Brush the phyllo sheet with melted butter. Cut the sheet into nine rectangles, two cuts down from the top, two cuts across.
  • Place an asparagus spear at the bottom of the short side of the rectangle with the tip sticking out from the dough by 2 inches. Sprinkle on a teaspoon of cheese. Roll up spear and seal with butter. Finish with remaining spears.
  • Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with cheese, salt and pepper. Cover the exposed asparagus tips with foil. Bake until golden brown and crispy 10 to 12 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 181
  Calories from Fat 10 (6%)
(2%)Total Fat 1g
(0%)Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(0%)Cholesterol 0mg
(14%)Sodium 338mg
(0%)Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 30g
(8%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(18%)Protein 9g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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