Longhorn Steakhouse Parmesan Crusted Asparagus

 Longhorn Steakhouse Parmesan Crusted Asparagus was an appetizer that I fell in love with. I love a great asparagus recipe, and this one fits the bill. Fresh asparagus is coated with parmesan, fried until it has a crispy crust, and served fresh.

parmesan crusted asparagus

Spring is the perfect time for new asparagus recipes. A crispy asparagus appetizer is a great way to kick off a party.

Longhorn Steakhouse is part of the Darden chain, which is part of the company that owns Olive Garden and Red Lobster. I love their themed restaurants and their attention to detail. They select wonderful menu items, and the Longhorn Steakhouse is just one of those. This well-priced steakhouse will soon become a favorite of yours.

This Parmesan Crusted Asparagus was quickly a favorite menu item of mine. A few of you wrote to me asking me for this recipe. When I get several people asking I know it is a fantastic find.

Asparagus is flash-fried with a crispy crust. It makes noshing on this asparagus spears a real delight. They aren’t difficult to make so you can make this recipe at home.


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • oil for frying
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese


  • Trim asparagus by removing the bottom inch, you can save the trimmings for soup stock. In a shallow bowl combine flour, grated Parmesan, and seasoned salt. Stir to combine the coating well. In another shallow dish add 2 cups of buttermilk. Coat asparagus first in flour, then dip into buttermilk and then dredge in the Parmesan coating again. Place the coated asparagus on a wire rack. Repeat with all asparagus. 
  • Allow asparagus to rest about 5 minutes before frying. Add enough oil to your cooking vessel to cover the bottom 2 inches. I like to use vegetable oil, corn oil, or even cotton seed oil. Heat oil to 350 degrees. Drop a few pieces in at a time, and fry until golden brown. Remove golden asparagus and allow to drain on a wire rack. You may want to serve this with some Ranch dipping sauce.


Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 667mg | Potassium: 304mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 810IU | Vitamin C: 4.2mg | Calcium: 257mg | Iron: 3.2mg