Mom’s Asparagus Patties

Mom's Asparagus Patties

  • Difficulty: Easy

Whenever we saw our Mom and Grandma Florence mixing a batch of asparagus patties it sparked our excitement for the upcoming holiday meal. The aroma of cooked asparagus, seasoned bread crumbs, garlic, and grated cheese filled the air and made our mouths water. As kids, we really didn't like a lot of vegetables but asparagus patties were always one vegetable we looked forward too. We would always sneak some from the covered aluminum tray where they piled them up until cooking was complete. To this day we are brought back to our childhood when we make them with loving memories. You don't have to wait for a holiday to make this wonderful side dish. It's a great side that goes well with most poultry, beef, and pork.

Ingredients

  • 2 bundles fresh asparagus, cooked until soft then cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 5  eggs
  • 4 Tablespoons Italian seasoned bread crumbs (add additional bread crumbs if the mixture is too loose)
  • 1/2 cup Pecorino Romano Cheese, grated
  •  5 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 Tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Canola or Vegetable oil for frying

Directions

  1. Cook the fresh asparagus spears in salted, boiling water until soft, approximately 6-8 minutes. Drain all water and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the eggs then add the grated cheese, parsley, salt, pepper & garlic.
  3. Mix together until everything is combined.
  4. Add cut asparagus to the mixture then add the bread crumbs and mix well. The mixture should be on the thick side but not dry. If too loose add additional bread crumbs 1 tsp at a time. (Not too dry) If too dry, add another egg.
  5. In a large skillet pour oil to 1/8-inch depth and heat on medium until hot then lower flame to medium-low. Using a regular tablespoon drop mixture into skillet to form patties. Don’t overcrowd the skillet.
  6. Let cook until brown. Turn over and cook another minute or two until browned.
  7. Remove each pattie with a spatula and place on a paper towel-lined plate. Make layers of patties using paper towels in-between to absorb the excess oil.
  8. When all patties are cooked, pat excess oil off and place on a serving platter.
  9. Serve warm or room temperature.

Notes: Try adding some crumbled bacon or diced pancetta to the mixture for a punch of savory.

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Gluten-Free Asparagus Patties

Gluten-Free Asparagus Patties

  • Difficulty: Easy

Whenever we saw our Mom and Grandma Florence mixing a batch of asparagus patties it sparked our excitement for the upcoming holiday meal. The aroma of cooked asparagus, seasoned bread crumbs, garlic, and grated cheese filled the air and made our mouths water. As kids, we really didn't like a lot of vegetables but asparagus patties were always one vegetable we looked forward too. We would always sneak some from the covered aluminum tray where they piled them up until cooking was complete. To this day we are brought back to our childhood when we make them with loving memories. We adapted Mom's recipe to be Gluten-Free for Jack and found it to be just as good as the original. You don't have to wait for a holiday to make this wonderful side dish. It's a great side that goes well with most poultry, beef, and pork.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ bundles fresh asparagus
  • 5  eggs
  • 4 Tablespoons Gluten-Free Italian seasoned bread crumbs (add additional bread crumbs if the mixture is too loose)
  • 1/2 cup Pecorino Romano Cheese, grated
  •  5 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 Tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • Pepper to taste
  • Canola or Vegetable oil for frying

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat the eggs then add the grated cheese, parsley, pepper & garlic.
  2. Mix together until everything is combined.
  3. Add cut asparagus to the mixture then add the bread crumbs and mix well. The mixture should be on the thick side but not dry. If too loose add additional bread crumbs 1 tsp at a time. (Not too dry) If too dry, add another egg.
  4. Heat the oil in a skillet until hot then lower flame to medium-low. Using a regular tablespoon drop mixture into skillet to form patties.
  5. Let cook until brown. Turn over and cook another minute or two.
  6. Remove each pattie with open spatula and place on a paper towel-lined plate. Make layers of patties using paper towels in-between to absorb the excess oil.
  7. When all patties are cooked, pat excess oil off and place on a serving platter.
  8. Serve warm or room temperature.

Notes: Try adding some crumbled bacon or diced pancetta to the mixture for a punch of savory.

Did you make this recipe? We would love to hear from you. Please leave us a comment below or Tag @twinsinthekitchen on Instagram and hashtag it #twiinsinthekitchen.

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Marinated Asparagus & Cheese

Marinated Asparagus

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy

Fresh asparagus marinated in olive oil & garlic are combined for some heavenly flavors on this light side dish. Top it with crumbled blue cheese (our husbands favorite, Boursin garlic & herb (Barbara's favorite) feta or Parmesan. Whatever cheese you choose, you will love these asparagus! 😋

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup EVOO
  • 4 green onions, sliced thin
  • 2 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup crumbled cheese of your choice (we used blue cheese and Boursin garlic & herb)
  • ice water in a large bowl (have ready while asparagus are cooking)

Directions

  1. Bring 6 cups of water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add the asparagus & cook uncovered for 2 minutes. Immediately remove asparagus & put them into a bowl of ice water. Drain well & pat dry with paper towel.
  2. In a large plastic resealable bag, combine oil, vinegar, garlic, green onions, salt & pepper. Add asparagus; seal the bag and turn several times to coat well. Refrigerate a minimum of 1 hour.
  3. After an hour, remove from refrigerator and drain asparagus. (Discard remainder of marinade if not using for salad dressing or a rice dish)
  4. Place the asparagus on a serving platter and sprinkle with your favorite cheese.


Note:  Left over marinade can be used to season rice or as a salad dressing. It’s really good and why waste all those great flavors!

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