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Deep Fried Asparagus


Deep Fried Asparagus

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2/3 cup cold flat beer
  • 3 pounds (2 cups) raw, whole asparagus, cleaned and cut above white end
  • Peanut oil (approximately 1 quart)

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients except asparagus in a bowl with a wire whisk until well blended.
  2. Dip asparagus individually into the batter and deep-fry them in at least 2 inches of peanut oil for 2 minutes or until golden brown.

Yield: 6 servings

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): California Asparagus Commission