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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Beer Battered Asparagus with Lemon Herb Dipping Sauce


Any healthiness from the asparagus in this recipe is probably more than cancelled out by the deep frying and the mayo sauce, but it was worth it. The asparagus had the perfect crunchiness from the deep fryer, and the sauce was perfect for this asparagus. The recipe is originally from Newly Blissed.

Ingredients:
-1 cup flour
-1 lemon, zested
-1 cup beer
-1 teaspoon seasoned salt
-1 teaspoon pepper
-1 bunch asparagus, trimmed
-Vegetable oil for frying

Dipping Sauce
-1/2 cup mayonnaise
-Juice of 1/2 a lemon
-1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
-1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
-Pinch salt
Cut down the asparagus
Mix the flour, lemon zest, beer, salt and pepper.
Coat the asparagus in the batter.
Deep fry the asparagus for 5 minutes, or until they are brown.
Simply mix together the ingredients for the sauce.
Serve with the asparagus.
I thought this was one of the better recipes we've made. If you don't like lemon, you could leave some out since there was lemon juice in the sauce and zest in the batter, but I didn't think it was overwhelming at all. Alecia and I both really liked the lemon, but J. and her family thought there was too much lemon. If you know that you like lemon go for it, otherwise you could easily use less.

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