Fried Asparagus with Creole Mustard Sauce Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 25 MINUTES

1 ratings


  • 1 lb fresh asparagus
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce, plus 3 teaspoons for sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups self-rising cornmeal mix
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • peanut oil, for frying
  • 1/4 teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3 tablespoons Creole mustard
  • 2 teaspoons dry ranch dressing mix
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup sour cream


Snap off tough ends of asparagus. Rinse asparagus with water, and leave damp. Place flour in a resealable plastic bag; add asparagus, seal and shake to coat.


In a shallow dish, whisk together buttermilk, egg and 1 teaspoon hot sauce. In another shallow dish, combine cornmeal mix and Cajun seasoning. Dip asparagus in buttermilk mixture; dredge in cornmeal mixture.


In a large Dutch oven, pour oil to a depth of 2-inches. Heat oil over medium heat; about 360°.


Fry asparagus in batches for 4 to 5 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve with Creole Mustard Sauce.


Creole Mustard Sauce:


In a small bowl, combine Creole seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, mustard, ranch dressing mix, lemon juice, 3 teaspoons hot sauce, sour cream and salt to taste. Cover and chill.


Yield: 1 cup

Fried Asparagus with Creole Mustard Sauce


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1 Review

DonTae 4/19/2016
I cooked this an

I cooked this and took it to a party and now every time I am invited to a party this is the dish that is requested of mel. It is very very delicious, but so is 100% of Mrs. Dean dishes are over the top good.

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