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Beer-Battered Asparagus

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 4

Beer batter makes everything taste even better, including the first fresh shoots of springtime asparagus. ...MORE+ LESS-

Inspired Taste Inspired Taste
May 15, 2012

Ingredients

2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
3
teaspoons baking powder
1
teaspoon table salt
1
bottle or can (12 oz) dark beer, chilled
Vegetable oil for deep frying
1
bunch asparagus, trimmed, cut into 3-inch pieces
Coarse sea salt, if desired
1/2
lemon
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Steps

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  • 1
    In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, table salt and beer with whisk until smooth.
  • 2
    In 5-quart Dutch oven or heavy saucepan, heat 2 to 3 inches oil to 350°F. Working in small batches, dip asparagus in batter. Fry in hot oil about 2 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels; sprinkle with sea salt.
  • 3
    Squeeze lemon over fried asparagus; garnish with parsley. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

  • For a nonalcoholic version, replace the beer with club soda or seltzer water.
  • If you’d like a dipping sauce for the asparagus, serve it alongside ranch dressing or mayonnaise mixed with lemon juice.

Nutrition Information

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