July 29, 2006

Battered Asparagus

Deepfried __"anything"___ is good. Seriously.....has anyone had a Deep-fried food they didn't like? ......in this short couple of minutes; I personally can't think of any.
Despite health issues and calories, I still sometimes succumb to the thought of deepfrying vegetables. OH GOD, THey're the BEST!....think Japanese tempura, beer batter fries, wedges, calamari rings, potato chips, buttermilk chicken drumsticks...donuts! THink OF DONUTS!! mMmMMmmm fried bread....*floats into Krispy Kreme heaven*
Before I go off in search of the next best thing to satisfy my cravings...I'll quickly post up my recipe for Battered Asparagus I served as a side dish to grilled chicken recently.
12 stick of asparagus - washed
Microwave in a heat proof bowl for 5 minutes on High.
1 egg
5 tbsp plain flour

2 tbsp bread crumbs
2 tsp sea salt
2 tsp chilli flakes
1/4 cup cold water

Mix the batter ingredients in a bowl until well combined. Set aside
Heat 5 tbsps of oil (I use Rice Bran oil for deepfrying) in a deep wok. Dunk asparagus sticks into batter and turn to coat. Fry 3 sticks at a time in the oil until brown and crisp. Soak up excess oil on a kitchen towel. Serve immediately while hot and crisp.


Me said...

Hi! I just wanted to say that this blog is brilliant. I love to cook, too, and I made this dish tonight, along with squid-ink spaghetti and crab-stuffed tilapia. It was delicious! So spicy, but not too overwhelming. I loved it, and so did my roommates. Thanks so much!

Su-Yin -DĂ©corateur said...

thanks for your feedback. I really appreciate the comments :)