Batter Fried Asparagus With Herb or Lemon Dipping Sauces Recipe

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Batter Fried Asparagus With Herb or Lemon Dipping Sauces
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  1. After cutting off the tough stems of the asparagus, wash well and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Place oven rack in the middle position; preheat oven to 200°F
  3. In a bowl wide enough to easily batter-coat the spears, add the flour, egg, wine, lemon zest, onion powder, celery salt, Kosher salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Whisk together until well blended; batter should be on the thickish side. Let sit at least one (1) hour.
  4. For the dipping sauces:.
  5. HERB: Mix all of the herbs with the mayonnaise, season to taste. Chill, covered, until ready to serve.
  6. LEMON: Stir together all the ingredients in a small bowl. Chill, covered, until ready to serve
  7. Blanch the asparagus spears in boiling water. Drain, immediately run VERY cold water over them; blot dry on paper towels and set aside.
  8. Heat 3 inches oil in a 3 to 4-quart heavy saucepan over moderately high heat until it registers 375°F on a deep-fat thermometer. (COOK'S TIP: Remember to return the oil to 375°F between batches of asparagus.).
  9. Dip the asparagus spears ONE-AT-A-TIME in the batter - Coat completely. Gently lower the spear into the hot oil. Repeat with remaining asparagus spears, but DO NOT CROWD. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, turning with a slotted spoon until lighlty golden.
  10. Remove each asparagus spear with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel-lined baking sheet; if desired, sprinkle lightly with Kosher salt. Keep warm in the pre-heated oven for up to 20 minutes.
  11. Serve warm with one or both of the dipping sauces.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 280.12 Kcal (1173 kJ)
Calories from fat 192.03 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.34g 33%
Cholesterol 32.01mg 11%
Sodium 185.74mg 8%
Potassium 158.4mg 3%
Total Carbs 15.29g 5%
Sugars 1.87g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1.62g 6%
Protein 3.67g 7%
Vitamin C 3.6mg 6%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 215 Kcal (900 kJ)
Calories from fat 147.38 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.38g 33%
Cholesterol 24.57mg 11%
Sodium 142.55mg 8%
Potassium 121.57mg 3%
Total Carbs 11.74g 5%
Sugars 1.44g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1.24g 6%
Protein 2.82g 7%
Vitamin C 2.7mg 6%
Iron 1mg 8%
Calcium 18.4mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 7.1
  • 7

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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