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Fried Asparagus Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Fried Asparagus

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"This recipe is perfect to disguise asparagus for picky eaters."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    25 mins

Directions

  1. Bring about 2 inches of water to boil in a saucepan. Add the asparagus, and cook for about 3 minutes. Drain, and pat dry.
  2. Heat enough oil to cover the bottom of a large heavy skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Whisk the egg in a small bowl, and place the cracker crumbs in a separate bowl.
  3. Dip the asparagus pieces into the egg, and then coat with cracker crumbs. Fry in the hot oil until golden. Turn frequently for even cooking. If they are browning too quickly, reduce the heat a little. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 01, 2006

This was a great recipe! The kids loved it. I added some parmesan cheese to the crackers and that came out good too.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 22, 2006

I'm glad I didn't waste a whole bunch of asparagus on this recipe. I used maybe 10 or 12 lengths, chopped them as instructed, and followed the directions. The crumbs would NOT stick to the asparagus, even after being dipped in the egg. I tried shaking excess egg off, even THAT didn't help. I came away with greasy asparagus and greasy, fried cracker crumbs. I'll stick with grilled or pan-fried asparagus with butter, but thanks anyway. :)

 

17 Ratings

Apr 21, 2007

I only tried it with a couple of stalks just in case, and the others are right, this isn't worth the time and is a great waste of fresh asparagus

 
Dec 18, 2009

My suggestion would be to forget the egg and crackers. Instead use a tempura batter and it turns out great. I have used it this way at parties and it is a favorite (also use other veggies, meat, etc. with an electric skillet in the middle of the table). and everyone gets what they want.

 
Mar 28, 2011

My daughter HATES asparagus but she loved this! This was a huge hit with my family. I ended having to make another batch that night it was so good!

 
Jun 04, 2007

I thought this recipe was great. I used the crackers and some italian bread crumbs and some parmesan cheese. I also used egg beaters instead of the egg. The kids didn't complain and my husband took thirds.

 
Mar 16, 2011

i used bread crumbs instead of crackers...really added a nice taste to it.

 
Apr 08, 2011

MY mom Hates asparagus but when it's cooked this way she loved it. The next day we all ate it re-heated, still fantastic.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 354 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37.5 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 53 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 19.8 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 3.4 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 7.4 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 533 mg
  • 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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