Battered Asparagus & Ham Hoagies


Elevate your ham and mayo sandwich by tucking in crispy oven-fried asparagus spears.

Total Time:
45 mins


  • 1 ½ cup panko bread crumbs

  • 2 tablespoon lemon-pepper seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¾ cup cornstarch

  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 3 tablespoon olive oil

  • 20 asparagus spears (about 12 oz.), washed and trimmed

  • 4 hoagie rolls, split

  • cup mayonnaise

  • Lemon Aioli

  • 4 slices prosciutto or serrano ham

  • 12 - 16 fresh mint leaves

  • 2 tablespoon coarsely chopped chives


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. In a shallow dish combine panko, lemon-pepper seasoning, and garlic powder. Place cornstarch in a second shallow dish. Place eggs in a third shallow dish.

  2. Place 2 Tbsp. oil in a 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking pan. Place pan in oven. Meanwhile, dip asparagus spears, one at a time, in eggs to moisten. Dip in cornstarch to coat. Dip in eggs again; dip in panko mixture to coat. Place on a tray while coating remaining spears.

  3. Transfer all spears to hot pan. Drizzle with remaining oil. Bake 10 minutes or until golden, turning once.

  4. Meanwhile, spread cut sides of rolls with mayonnaise. Place on a baking sheet. Broil, spread sides up, 5 minutes or until toasted. Cool slightly.

  5. To assemble: Spread buns with half the Lemon Aïoli. Arrange prosciutto and asparagus on buns. Top with mint and chives. If desired, serve with remaining Lemon Aïoli.


In a small bowl stir together 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 clove very thinly sliced garlic, and 1/8 teaspoon salt.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

565 Calories
35g Fat
47g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 565
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 861mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 12.7mg 64%
Calcium 134mg 10%
Iron 4.1mg 23%
Potassium 151mg 3%
Folate, total 118.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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