Beer Battered Asparagus

These asparagus make a great appetizer. The batter can also be used for fish and chips, shrimp and onion rings! Add spices or adjust the seasoning to your liking.

 

 

Beer battered asparagus on plate beside a bottle of beer

Beer Battered Asparagus

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Serves 25 spears
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These asparagus make a great appetizer. The batter can also be used for fish and chips, shrimp and onion rings! Add spices or adjust the seasoning to your liking.

Ingredients

  • 25 spears asparagus 1.5-2 lbs
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 1½½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp white pepper
  • 2 egg whites
  • cup cold beer
  • 2 quarts oil (vegetable, corn, peanut, safflower or canola) for frying

Instructions

  • Heat oil to 350-375°F.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Mix in the beer and egg whites. Whisking to combine. The consistency should be similar to that of pancake batter. Pour the batter into a tall cylindrical container. Dip the base of the spear into the batter, leaving only the top 2" of the asparagus uncovered.
  • Drop the asparagus into the hot oil as you dip each spear. Do not overcrowd the pan as this will cause the oil temperature to drop. Cook for 1-2 minutes, or until the batter becomes golden brown, depending on the thickness of the spears. After removing the spears from the oil place them on a paper towel lined plate to allow the excess oil to drain off.

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