Fried Asparagus with Creole Mustard Sauce

Total Time:
25 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
12 to 15 servings
Level:
Easy

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Ingredients
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups self-rising cornmeal mix
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • Peanut oil, for frying
  • Creole Mustard Sauce, recipe follows
  • Creole Mustard Sauce:
  • 1/4 teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3 tablespoons Creole mustard
  • 2 teaspoons dry ranch dressing mix
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • Salt
Directions

Snap off tough ends of asparagus. Rinse asparagus with water, and leave damp. Place flour in a resealable plastic bag; add asparagus, seal and shake to coat.

In a shallow dish, whisk together buttermilk, egg and hot sauce. In another shallow dish, combine cornmeal mix and Cajun seasoning. Dip asparagus in buttermilk mixture; dredge in cornmeal mixture.

In a large Dutch oven, pour oil to a depth of 2-inches. Heat oil over medium heat; about 360 degrees F.

Fry asparagus in batches for 4 to 5 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve with Creole Mustard Sauce.

Creole Mustard Sauce:

In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Cover and chill.

Yield: 1 cup

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