Fried Asparagus Recipe
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Fried Asparagus Recipe

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This battered asparagus is a favorite at events. It's fun to eat with a side of Ranch dressing for dipping. —Lori Kimble, Montgomery, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2-1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Ranch salad dressing


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Combine beer and egg whites; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Dip asparagus into batter.
  2. In an electric skillet, heat 1-1/2 in. of oil to 375°. Fry asparagus in batches for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately with ranch dressing. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Fried Asparagus in Simple & Delicious July/August 2007, p30

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gennice User ID: 7240873 154783
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2013

"first time and will keep trying, over and over till I can master it. What I did was good but had to must batter, but still good"

juliesprincess User ID: 1363224 152773
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2010

"These are awesome! I'm not big on frying but I will do it for this recipe."

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