Beer Battered Asparagus with a Lemon Herbed Dipping Sauce Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 20 MINUTES

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  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest, finely grated, plus 1 tablespoon
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary, roughly minced
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup beer
  • 1 lb asparagus, trimmed
  • vegetable oil, for frying


Lemon Herbed Dipping Sauce:

Stir together mayonnaise, lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon zest, pepper, thyme, rosemary and a pinch salt and transfer to a small bowl. Chill, covered, until ready to serve.


Beer Battered Asparagus:

Heat oil in a heavy saucepan until it reaches 375°.


Whisk together flour, salt, pepper lemon and 1 tablespoon zest in a bowl until combined. Add beer and whisk ingredients until smooth.Dip asparagus in batter to coat. Remove excess batter before frying. Gently transfer battered asparagus to oil and fry until golden. Stir gently to prevent asparagus from sticking together.


Transfer to a baking sheet that has been lined with paper towels and keep warm in a preheated 200° oven.

Beer Battered Asparagus with a Lemon Herbed Dipping Sauce


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