Beer Battered Asparagus with a Lemon Herbed Dipping Service

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Servings: 2 servings
Cook Time: 10 min
Difficulty: Easy

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Lemon Herbed Dipping Sauce:
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon roughly chopped fresh thyme leaves*
1/2 teaspoon roughly minced fresh rosemary leaves*
Pinch salt
Beer Battered Asparagus:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
1 cup beer
1 pound asparagus, trimmed
Vegetable oil, for frying

*Cook’s Note: Herbs other then thyme and rosemary can be substituted





Lemon Herbed Dipping Sauce:
Stir together all ingredients 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 degrees F.

Whisk together flour, salt, pepper lemon and 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 degree F oven.

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Reader Comments:


Absolutly the best Asparagus!!!!! My Husband was thrilled and asked for it to put in the recipe box after his first bite. At first it seems like a lot to do, but it was quicker than frying most things. Will use again and again- thanks Paula!!!!!!!

By Anonymous on January 21, 2010


This is the best beer batter I have ever tried. I LOVE it! I have made it with any kind of beer, but I really like it with the lime favored beer. It gives it a nice flavor.

By Cattitude70 on June 19, 2009

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