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Asparagus Tempura

Rated as 2 out of 5 Stars

"It's as simple as it sounds: tempura asparagus, deep-fried to a golden crisp. Goes great with ranch and is great for a get-together."
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20 m servings 166
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Heat 1 to 2 inches of oil in a saucepan or deep fryer over medium-high heat.
  2. Stir tempura mix and water together to make a loose batter.
  3. Cut tough ends from the bottom of the asparagus spears. Dip into the batter, making sure spears are evenly coated.
  4. Carefully add 5 to 6 asparagus spears to the hot oil. Fry until they float to the top, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Drain on paper towels and season with sea salt. Repeat with remaining asparagus.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • You can use any type of tempura batter that you like. Kikkoman® is just the kind I use.
  • The cook time depends on the size of the batch and the temperature of the oil.
  • Editor's Note:
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 166 calories; 11.3 14 3.3 0 965 Full nutrition

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I was very disappointed hat the batter would not stay on the asparagus. Did anyone else have this problem?