Asparagus Fries

Asparagus Fries are addictively delicious.

There are so many ways to prepare asparagus, especially in the spring, when they are at their peak. But breading them and then giving them a quick flash fry is incredibly delicious. Dip them Homemade Ranch or Kickin’ Remoulade, and you’ve got something really special to serve!

Asparagus Fries
Asparagus Fries

HOW TO MAKE ASPARAGUS FRIES

These gems are actually incredibly easy to make.

All you need to do is set up a quick dredging station, heat some oil to 350°F, and you are good go!

First you need a bowl, or plate with, of seasoned flour (just good ole salt and pepper will do perfectly)

First dredge in flour
First dredge in flour

Roll the asparagus around the flour until coated.

Don’t worry, it won’t be completely coated with flour.

Next, it’s time to dip them in the egg bath.

Then give it an egg bath
Then give it an egg bath

Finally, roll them around in the bread crumbs.

A little more salt, pepper, and some smoked paprika add an amazing depth of flavor for these Asparagus Fries!

Finish it off in seasoned bread crumbs...then repeat!
Finish it off in seasoned bread crumbs…then repeat!

A GREAT APPETIZER

These are such a hit every time we serve them.

And don’t worry if the not 100% covered in breading. That’s part of their charm, it’s nice to see the yummy asparagus that you a munching on.

If you don’t want to fry asparagus, try our Seared Scallops with Asparagus or our Roasted Asparagus with Chopped Egg Salad.

Asparagus Fries

Asparagus Fries

These Asparagus Fries are so easy and so delicious . You can go the really healthy route and bake them...but every now and then, it's good to eat them deep fried! Deeeelish! Oh, and double coating is the secret to perfect breading.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Appetizer
Keyword: asparagus, Fried food
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 425kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 cups vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper each (plus a pinch more for the bread crumbs)
  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 lb asparagus spears ends cut off

Instructions

  • In a large sturdy pot (a Dutch oven works perfectly), heat oil over medium-high heat to 350 F (a candy thermometer helps, or just toss a little piece of bread...and when it sizzles....it's ready).
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, cheese, lime juice with 2 tablespoons of water.
  • On a plate, mix the flour with the salt and pepper.
  • On another plate, mix the bread crumbs with the smoked paprika and a healthy pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Run a little water over the asparagus (don't dry)
  • Dredge the damp asparagus in the flour, then dip into the egg mixture (let excess drip off), then roll in the bread crumb mixture.
  • Repeat the dredging process.
  • Working in batches, fry the asparagus until golden brown, about 1 - 2 minutes.
  • With a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels to drain briefly.
  • Taste, and sprinkle with a little more salt.

Nutrition

Calories: 425kcal
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