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    Batter Fried Asparagus With Herb or Lemon Dipping Sauces

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    30 mins

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    Feast Your Eyes!'s Note:

    Fresh asparagus spears are dipped in a seasoned wine-batter and fried until crispy and golden brown. This is a perfect recipe to disguise vegetables for picky eaters. Serve them as a side dish, appetizer, or anytime snack with either one or both of the dipping sauces. COOK'S TIP: Keep this easy wine-batter recipe on hand to use with other vegetables as well as seafood, fish, and chicken tenders.

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    HERB DIPPING SAUCE

    • 2 -3 tablespoons chopped herbs (chervil, tarragon, parsley and chives)
    • 1/2 cup good quality mayonnaise

    LEMON DIPPING SAUCE

    Directions:

    1. 1
      After cutting off the tough stems of the asparagus, wash well and pat dry with paper towels.
    2. 2
      Place oven rack in the middle position; preheat oven to 200°F
    3. 3
      In a bowl wide enough to easily batter-coat the spears, add the flour, egg, wine, lemon zest, onion powder, celery salt, Kosher salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Whisk together until well blended; batter should be on the thickish side. Let sit at least one (1) hour.
    4. 4
      For the dipping sauces:.
    5. 5
      HERB: Mix all of the herbs with the mayonnaise, season to taste. Chill, covered, until ready to serve.
    6. 6
      LEMON: Stir together all the ingredients in a small bowl. Chill, covered, until ready to serve
    7. 7
      Blanch the asparagus spears in boiling water. Drain, immediately run VERY cold water over them; blot dry on paper towels and set aside.
    8. 8
      Heat 3 inches oil in a 3 to 4-quart heavy saucepan over moderately high heat until it registers 375°F on a deep-fat thermometer. (COOK'S TIP: Remember to return the oil to 375°F between batches of asparagus.).
    9. 9
      Dip the asparagus spears ONE-AT-A-TIME in the batter - Coat completely. Gently lower the spear into the hot oil. Repeat with remaining asparagus spears, but DO NOT CROWD. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, turning with a slotted spoon until lighlty golden.
    10. 10
      Remove each asparagus spear with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel-lined baking sheet; if desired, sprinkle lightly with Kosher salt. Keep warm in the pre-heated oven for up to 20 minutes.
    11. 11
      Serve warm with one or both of the dipping sauces.

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    Nutritional Facts for Batter Fried Asparagus With Herb or Lemon Dipping Sauces

    Serving Size: 1 (118 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 208.6
     
    Calories from Fat 96
    46%
    Total Fat 10.6 g
    16%
    Saturated Fat 1.6 g
    8%
    Cholesterol 34.0 mg
    11%
    Sodium 225.4 mg
    9%
    Total Carbohydrate 21.8 g
    7%
    Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
    5%
    Sugars 2.9 g
    11%
    Protein 3.8 g
    7%

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    celery salt

    herbs

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