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.
Asparagus Fries Ingredients:
- 1/2 - 3/4 pound asparagus spears trimmed
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 egg
- 1 cup ice cold water
- oil for frying
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon non-pareil capers
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic minced
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.
Keywords: asparagus, fried asparagus, tempura, Vegetarian