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Fried Asparagus with Creamy Southwest Dipping Sauce

Fried Asparagus


There’s just something about crispy, crunchy vegetables! I can never seem to get enough of them! This recipe is great to use as an appetizer  for your next dinner party or just a new way to make your traditional asparagus dish a little bit fancier. I definitely recommend paring it with the Creamy Southwestern Dipping sauce!


  • 1 bunch of asparagus
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Cajun spice mix (I use McCormick)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • peanut oil or vegetable oil for frying

1. Start by washing and drying the asparagus and then trimming off the ends – about 1 ” – just enough to trim off the white part at the end.

2. Mix the wet ingredients together in a shallow dish and do the same with a dry ingredients (I like to use pie pans or small casserole dishes)

asparagus 2


3. Dip the asparagus in the milk/egg mixture and then dredge them in the flour/cornmeal mixture. After battering each one – repeat the process.

4.  Heat the oil in your deep fryer ( I love my Digital Double Deep Fryer from Brylane Home!) to 350 degrees and fry the asparagus for 2 to 4 minutes until the asparagus is golden brown.

5. Drain on paper towels and enjoy with Creamy Southwest Dipping Sauce (See Recipe Below) This sauce is also great for Onion Rings!

Southwestern Dipping Sauce pic


Wednesday 21st of December 2016

I had these in a restaurant in northern california I wanted more. So I am making them for Christmas yummmm

Jodi Hoppe Wresh

Monday 30th of March 2015

these look so good! they would be gone in a heartbeat with this family!

Shilo Wheatley

Friday 7th of November 2014

Yummy!!! These look so delicious... I'm going to be craving them until I get them! I also love fried green beans... Never thought to try it with asparagus!


Friday 7th of November 2014

Not because I'm partial or anything but we literally ate and ate and ate these guys - I like them with a slight crunch so i really try to keep the frying to 2 minutes - as soon as they start to get golden - definitely don't forget the dipping sauce :)

Leslie Kiley

Thursday 6th of November 2014

This looks really delish. I love veggies and this would be a yummy way to serve them.