Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I did not need to know I was good at frying


I don't really fry food. I do eat plenty of fried food. I love beer-battered onion rings at a good old-fashioned diner.

I ran across this recipe and had to try it.

Beer Battered Asparagus with Lemon Herbed Dip

1/2 c mayo
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp grated lemon zest
1/4 tsp black pepper
pinch of thyme, rosemary or whatever you have fresh
pinch of salt

* Stir together and chill

1 c of flour
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp of pepper
1 tblspn lemon zest (I used less)
1 c of beer (I used a light beer - whatever brand was the cheapest)
1 pound asparagus, trimmed
Vegie Oil for the frying

* Heat oil until it reaches 375 degrees
Whisk together flour, salt, pepper, and zest until combined. Stir in beer and whisk until smooth (it gets a little bubbly)
Dip asparagus in batter to coat. Fry until golden. Transfer to baking sheet lined with paper towels. You can keep them warm in pre-heated 200 degree oven while you fry them all.

It was hit and fun to eat along with our BBQ pork chops. Of course we all started to think of what we could beer batter next time....onions, chicken, zuchini, shrimp... mmmm

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Jen@Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

NO WAY!! I love my fried food...do you see my little comment in my post about how I order a salad and fries. I really do but love onion rings too. I just grew and ate my very first asparagus this week. I don't think I'll get enough from my garden to do this this year ,but as soon as they go on sale, I am trying this. YUM! Thanks for linking in. :)

Sugar Mommy said...

This may be the only way I'll ever eat asparagus. I'm gonna give it a try. Thanks for the idea!

Sandy Toes said...

Oh...does that sound very yummy!
sandy toe