Recipe courtesy of Charles Maes

Canby Deep Fried Asparagus

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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1/2 cup cornstarch

3/4 cup flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon white pepper

1/2 teaspoon celery salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

2 egg whites

2/3 cup cold, flat beer

3 pounds asparagus, raw, whole, cleaned and cut above white end

Peanut oil, for frying


  1. Mix all ingredients except asparagus and oil 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.