Asparagus Fries are every bit as addicting as they sound. Coated in a light batter, fried to perfection and dipped in a creamy caper aioli.
You guys, I have made these Asparagus Fries no less than 4 times in the last few weeks. My family is obsessed. These asparagus fries are such a hit, that each time I grabbed a bunch of asparagus at the store, my eldest son would say “Oh mom! Are we making asparagus fries?!”
Kids excited about asparagus = win.
To be fair, my children love asparagus even when it’s not fried. But, seriously, fried asparagus is out of this world.
The batter that I used to make these is a simple tempura batter. I like it because it’s so light. It’s just enough to lightly coat the asparagus without being too heavy. And it’s really easy to make.
I always order tempura veggies and shrimp when I go to Japanese restaurants, and I never realized that I could totally be making it at home. All you need is flour, ice water, egg and a pinch of salt. The most important part though, is you need to make your batter immediately before using it. It doesn’t work as well if you make it in advance.
You can use tempura batter to coat just about anything but you have GOT to try asparagus. Lord almighty, it is good.
And every good fry needs a dip right? No ketchup with these babies though. These Asparagus Fries are so good when dipped in aioli. In this case, caper aioli.
You could totally make aioli from scratch, but it takes a little more time and uses raw eggs. I like to take a shortcut and use store bought mayonnaise instead. It works like a charm. For this caper aioli, I simply mix mayonnaise, capers, garlic and lemon juice. Then I let it sit a bit in the refrigerator while I fry the asparagus. It gives the flavors a chance to mingle a bit.
And it is absolutely delightful with these Asparagus Fries.
LindadSeptember 1, 2019 at 4:17 am
Betty LAugust 25, 2019 at 11:30 am
What can be substituted for Caper Aioli?
DesereeAugust 25, 2019 at 12:47 pm
You could really use any creamy dip! Ranch would even be great!
Rebecca | Let's Eat CakeMay 11, 2018 at 12:27 pm
These remind me of the zucchini fries my mom used to make! These are going on my summer list!
Kelsey RickertJuly 11, 2017 at 8:28 pm
I wish I was munching on these! They sound great!
AmandaJuly 11, 2017 at 11:53 am
That caper aioli is so calling my name!!
Miryam, Eat Good 4 LifeJuly 11, 2017 at 6:38 am
I made these a couple of time and they are the absolute bomb. I need to make them again soon.
Carrie RJuly 11, 2017 at 5:02 am
I have never had asparagus fries before! I definitely need to make this happen soon. :)
Gust Și AromăJuly 11, 2017 at 2:14 am
Everyone in my family would love this! Caper aioli is a great idea!
Kimberly @ The Daring GourmetJuly 10, 2017 at 10:45 pm
This is WAY too cool, I’ve got to try them!!
Diane FarrisJuly 10, 2017 at 7:42 pm
I have to make these this week! They look amazing!