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Deep fried Asparagus
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Fried Asparagus

Fried Asparagus has a super crunchy coating covering crisp tender fresh asparagus stalks. They make a great spring appetizer served with ranch dressing for dipping. Even if you don't care for asparagus, you will love these Fried Asparagus Spears.
Course Appetizer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Christin Mahrlig


  • 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 slices hearty white sandwich bread, torn into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 pound medium-sized asparagus, woody end cut off
  • Peanut or Vegetable oil


  • Place 1/4 cup of flour in a shallow dish. Or you can use a paper plate for easy cleanup.
  • Combine the 3 tablespoons flour, bread pieces, salt, pepper, and cayenne in a food processor and process until finely ground. Transfer mixture to a large ziptop bag.
  • Whisk together eggs and 1 tablespoon of water in a shallow dish.
  • Rinse asparagus, but do not dry. The water will help the flour to adhere. Coat them in flour, dip them in egg wash and then 2 or 3 at a time, place them in the bag and shake to coat with bread crumbs. Lay them on a baking sheet until ready to fry.
  • Line a plate with paper towels and pour at least an inch of oil into a Dutch oven. Heat oil to 350 degrees. Fry asparagus in batches for 1 to 2 minutes, until golden brown. and then place on paper towel-lined plate.