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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.

Asparagus Fries with Caper Aioli

Asparagus Fries are lightly battered, fried until golden and dipped in a creamy caper aioli. They are every bit as addicting as they sound.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Easy Appetizer Recipes, Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings

Ingredients
  

Asparagus Fries Ingredients:

  • 1/2 - 3/4 pound asparagus spears trimmed
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup ice cold water
  • salt
  • oil for frying

Caper Aioli

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon non-pareil capers
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic minced

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients for the aioli together in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Heat 1/2 inch oil in a skillet until it reaches 350 degrees. If you don't have a thermometer, just drop a little batter in it and if it starts frying it's hot enough.
  • While oil is heating, whisk together flour, egg, ice cold water and a pinch of salt. Dip asparagus until batter. Turn to coat. Let excess batter drip off.
  • In batches, fry coated asparagus in oil until golden brown, 3 - 5 minutes. Turning occasionally. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate. Sprinkle with salt. Serve immediately with caper aioli.
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Keywords: asparagus, fried asparagus, tempura, Vegetarian