Asparagus Fries

Asparagus Fries
Asparagus Fries

Asparagus is so versatile, and I have to admit, Asparagus Fries are about our favorite way to prepare them.  Crunchy and so delicious.  Be sure to serve with a great dipping sauce like homemade ranch or kickin’ remoulade sauce.   150% Loon Approved!

Asparagus Fries

Asparagus Fries

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Appetizer
Keyword: asparagus, Fried food
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 425 kcal
Author: Kris Longwell
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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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

  1. 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).
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, cheese, lime juice with 2 tablespoons of water.
  3. On a plate, mix the flour with the salt and pepper.
  4. On another plate, mix the bread crumbs with the smoked paprika and a healthy pinch of salt and pepper.
  5. Run a little water over the asparagus (don't dry)
  6. Dredge the damp asparagus in the flour, then dip into the egg mixture (let excess drip off), then roll in the bread crumb mixture.
  7. Repeat the dredging process.
  8. Working in batches, fry the asparagus until golden brown, about 1 - 2 minutes.
  9. With a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels to drain briefly.
  10. Taste, and sprinkle with a little more salt.

 

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