Look's delicious right? WRONG. Making these beans was an absolute disaster. I should have had some type of premonition when I went to the store and they were out of asparagus that these would be a nightmare. Why bother to share? Because I do believe had I used asparagus like the recipe calls for AND followed directions, they would have been amazing. My sincerest apologies to Jessica from how sweet it is for completely botching her dish.
Crispy Parmesan (should be Asparagus) Green Beans
Cook time according to Jessica: She doesn't say (which annoys me)
Cook time according to Rachel: 1 hour (a lot of mistakes were made)
How hard was this for Rachel to make? Messy & took some work
1 bunch asparagus
2 egg whites (disaster)
1/4 cup flour
1 cup SEASONED panko breadcrumbs (I bought plain. BLAND)
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
salt & pepper
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Lay wire rack on a baking sheet w/ tinfoil and coat with non-stick spray.
1st picture was my pitiful attempt to separate the yolk from the whites. Attempt #2 was more successful but still a giant pain in the ass. Lesson I learned? Buy a separator.
So here is where I chose not to pay attention (see pic above). I mixed the egg whites with the breadcrumbs & cheese. WRONG. Keep egg whites in one bowl. On a separate plate, mix the breadcrumbs & cheese.
Dip asparagus (green beans) into egg white completely coating the vegetable. Kinda difficult when your bowl with the whites is as narrow as mine. Solution: break bean/asparagus in half. Also coating one at a time takes forever, so coat as many at a time as possible.
Take the coated asparagus/bean and roll in the breadcrumb mixture. Place evenly on the wire rack.
Bake at 425 for 15 minutes or until golden brown & crispy. Enjoy!
Let's review our mistakes:
Bought green beans instead of asparagus
Bought plain breadcrumbs instead of seasoned...makes a difference
Thought I knew how to separate egg yolks & whites
Mixed egg whites with crumbs before dipping beans in mixture. Wasted a lot of food & time