Asparagus Fries with Parmesan Cheese

Looking for a healthy snack the whole family will love? Try this cool take on fries.

Ingredients:

1 bunch of asparagus
3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
Kosher salt
¾ cup freshly grated Parme­san cheese

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Trim the asparagus ends where the spears naturally snap, and toss the spears with the olive oil and a sprinkling of salt.
Arrange the asparagus in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast for 20 to 30 minutes until crisp around the edges. Once the asparagus has reached a crispy brown, re­move from the oven.
While the asparagus roasts, grate or sprinkle the Parmesan cheese onto a tray. Roll the warm spears in the cheese, gently shake off the excess, and lay the asparagus on a clean platter. Allow the cheesy spears to rest briefly so the Parmesan adheres, about five minutes.
Gather small handfuls and place in parchment paper cones for festive serving.

Recipes are from Little Bites by Christine Chitnis and Sarah Waldman, © 2015 by Christine Chitnis and Sarah Waldman. Reprinted by arrangement with Roost Books, an imprint of Shambhala Publications, Inc. Boston, MA.