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Fried Asparagus Sticks

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars
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"This recipe is a tasty way to get in your veggies that even kids and picky eaters will enjoy!"
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Ingredients

25 m servings 145
Original recipe yields 5 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat 1-inch vegetable oil in a deep-sided skillet over medium heat.
  2. Whisk buttermilk, paprika, black pepper, and lemon zest together in a wide bowl.
  3. Pour flour into a separate wide bowl.
  4. Place a paper towel-lined plate near the stove top.
  5. Dip 1/3 of asparagus in buttermilk mixture.
  6. Transfer asparagus to flour and coat thoroughly.
  7. Repeat with a second layer of buttermilk mixture and flour.
  8. Fry coated asparagus in the hot oil until golden brown, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer to the paper towel-lined plate.
  9. Repeat the battering and frying process until all the sticks are cooked. Serve immediately.

Footnotes

  • Cook's note:
  • Add a 1-inch cube of bread to the hot oil to check if it is ready. If it turns deep golden brown in color after a count of 40, the oil is ready. If the bread cube browns too quickly, turn down the heat and wait a few minutes for it to cool.
  • Editor's note:
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 145 calories; 5.6 18.6 6.7 4 105 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I love your idea of using lemon zest and double coating the asparagus! Might I suggest placing the seasonings in the flour instead of the buttermilk because most of the seasoning will simply dri...

Most helpful critical review

These were ok, but definitely not something I would make again.

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I love your idea of using lemon zest and double coating the asparagus! Might I suggest placing the seasonings in the flour instead of the buttermilk because most of the seasoning will simply dri...

I accidentally left the lemon zest out of the first batch, but it was still great. I advise putting the seasonings in the buttermilk because I had to change out the flour about three times. It g...

Followed the recipe. Turned out great. Salted after removing from oil.

It was easy to make only took about 15 minutes total and were absolutely delicious! Have made them several times and they are a hit with every one!

This recipe is awesome! I followed the instructions to the letter and it came out amazing! Whole family gobbled them up! Definitely planning on doing this again.

Amazing taste, messy to make.

These were ok, but definitely not something I would make again.