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Asperges du Blayais PGI asparagus fries

Bite into tender and sweet asparagus with this recipe combining Asperges du Blayais PGI with fresh ingredients for a delicious and original dish.

How to prepare


  • 500 g Asperges du Blayais PGI, cut and pealed
  • 2 eggs, beaten and seasoned with salt and pepper
  • 50 g breadcrumbs, 50 g grated parmesan - combined
  • 3 tbsp oil and 1 knob butter
  • ½ lemon
  • a few parsley sprigs


1. Steam the Asperges du Blayais PGI for 10 min or until al dente.

2. Dip the Asperges du Blayais PGI asparagus in the beaten egg mixture seasoned with the salt and pepper, then coat in the combined breadcrumbs and grated parmesan.


3. Combine the oil and butter in a pan.

4. Cook the Asperges du Blayais PGI for a few minutes over medium heat until brown.

5. Absorb any excess oil.

6. Dress with a few sprigs of parsley and lemon juice.

7. Enjoy! It’s Asperges du Blayais PGI asparagus fries.

Reasons to love Asperges du Blayais PGI

Asperges du Blayais PGI’s tender texture and sweet flavour are encapsulated in the French slogan ‘De la pointe au talon tout est bon!’ (‘Good from top to bottom!’), that has been used for several generations to illustrate the refined and delicate attributes of these asparagus.

The quality of the Asperges du Blayais PGI asparagus means that their reputation extends far beyond the defined area where they are grown. They are sold not only throughout France, but also in the rest of Europe, China and Japan.