Give asparagus a little something extra and tempt even the veggie nay-sayers with a tasty and crisp fried edge. Dip asparagus in a creamy mixture of buttermilk, paprika, pepper and lemon zest, then dip each spear in flour. Repeat the layers, then fry up golden in vegetable oil and serve immediately. Offer with a dipping sauce such as aioli or horseradish mustard, if you like, or serve hot with lemon wedges. Get the recipe for Fried Asparagus Sticks.