*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                          Breaded Asparagus Sticks
 
 Recipe By     : Jo Merrill
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:45
 Categories    : Appetizers
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      Pounds        Asparagus Spears
    1 1/2  Cups          Parmesan Cheese -- grated
    1 1/2  Cups          Fresh Bread Crumbs
    2      Whole         Eggs -- beaten
      1/2  Teaspoon      Salt
    1      Dash          Hot Pepper Sauce
    2      Tablespoons   Butter Or Margarine
    2      Tablespoons   Olive Oil
                         Parmesan Cheese -- grated
 
 
   Cook the asparagus in a small amount of water until crisp-tender. Drain
 well. Combine 1 1/2 cups cheese and the bread crumbs on a plate. In a
 shallow bowl, stir together eggs, salt and hot pepper sauce. Dip each
 asparagus spear in egg mixture and roll in crumbs to coat well.  Chill for
 20 minutes.
   In a skillet, heat butter and oil on medium-high. Brown the spears in a
 single layer, turning carefully. Remove and keep warm while browning the
 remaining spears. Serve with additional Parmesan cheese if desired.
  From The Best Of County Cooking.    Jo Merrill
 
 
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