I can't make it to the festival every year but I never miss getting my fill of deep fried asparagus when it's in season.


Recipe Summary

5 mins
15 mins
20 mins
10 servings


Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat peanut oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Mix flour, beer, cornstarch, egg whites, baking powder, white pepper, baking soda, celery salt, and black pepper together in a bowl with a wire whisk to form the batter.

  • Dip asparagus spears individually in the batter and place carefully in the hot oil. Fry until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Dust fried asparagus with Parmesan cheese.

Cook's Notes:

7 Up(R), Mountain Dew(R), or water can be used in place of beer.

This batter is good for all kinds of veggies, including onions, zucchini, and cauliflower.

Nutrition Facts

488 calories; protein 5.6g; carbohydrates 19.3g; fat 44g; cholesterol 1.8mg; sodium 231.7mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 3 stars
This turned out good but as written did not work for me. There isn't near enough batter to cover 3 pounds of asparagus and as written the batter was way too runny to stick to the asparagus. I ended up adding a lot more flour and cornstarch and because I did that I had to add more seasoning. I grabbed the cayenne pepper and that was a nice addition. You might be able to do one pound of asparagus but I wouldn't count on anymore than that. Great idea but it needs tweaked to make it work. Read More