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Fresh asparagus is dipped in a simple beer batter and deep-fried. Keep this easy beer batter recipe on hand to use with other vegetables as well as seafood, fish, and chicken tenders.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2/3 cup cold flat beer
  • 3 pounds (2 cups) raw, whole asparagus, cleaned and cut above white end


Mix cornstarch, flour, salt, pepper, celery salt, baking soda, baking powder, egg whites, and beer in a bowl with a wire whisk until well blended.

Dip asparagus individually in the batter and deep fry them in at least 2-inches of peanut oil for 2 minutes or until golden brown.

Yield: About 4 servings

Recipe Source: Asparagus All Ways...Always by Stockton Asparagus Festival (Celestial Arts Publishing)
Reprinted with permission.

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