This is a low carb version of fried asparagus with a crunchy breading, made from parmesan cheese and almond flour, and served with a spicy mustard mayo dip. Easy to make on the stovetop or in a deep fryer.
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
- 1/3 cup
almond flour(Note 3)
- 1/3 cup finely grated parmesan cheese (Note 4)
- 1/2 teaspoon table salt
- 1/2 teaspoon
- 1/4 cup
- 1 teaspoon
- 1/4 teaspoon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Make Dip: Stir together all dip ingredients in small bowl until well-mixed. Refrigerate until ready to use.
- Prep Asparagus: Trim asparagus spears by cutting off tough woody ends so that 6 inches of asparagus remains. Rinse and dry them.
- Prep Breading Station: Whisk egg and heavy cream in bowl until combined and pale yellow, then pour into shallow plate large enough to hold asparagus spears. Stir together all breading ingredients in another shallow plate until well-mixed with no clumps. Prepare large tray lined with
parchment paperto hold breaded asparagus (Note 5).
- Bread Asparagus: Generously coat each asparagus spear in egg wash with one hand, then in breading with second hand until well-coated on all sides (Note 6). Gently shake off excess and transfer to prepared parchment paper.
- Heat Oil: Using
deep fryeror pan on stovetop, add enough oil so that asparagus can be fried on all sides. Heat oil to 350 F. If not using fryer with automatic temperature control, frequently monitor to maintain temperature during frying (Note 7).
- Fry Asparagus: Fry breaded asparagus until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes, then drain on paper towels. You may need to work in batches to avoid overcrowding. After frying, handle asparagus carefully so that breading stays intact. Serve hot with dip (Note 8).
|Makes 2 Servings (Note 9)|
|Amount Per Serving (5 fried spears):|
|Calories 420 (86% from fat)|
|Total Fat 40g||61%|
|Saturated Fat 5g||27%|
|Net Carb 3.5g|
|Total Carb 7g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 3.5g||14%|
Could I fry these ahead then heat in the oven a day later for a party?
I love the recipes provided on this site! My only problem is I am allergic to almonds so almond flour is out of the question for me. What can I use as a substitute?
You might be able to substitute the almond flour in the breading with finely crushed pork rinds, plain protein powder, or ground flaxseed (or a mix of them all). The only downside is that you might get some unwanted flavor coming from the substitution.
My husband said to prepare all veggies like this and he’ll eat it. It was delicious!
Can this be made with canned asparagus spears?
I don’t think they would work well because they’re already cooked and packaged in liquid, which would make it difficult for breading to adhere to them and wouldn’t fry well.
Does the nutritional information include the dipping sauce?
Yes, it does.
Could you do green beans the same way?? These all sound delicious especially the jalapeños. Our whole family loves those even the kids so definitely going to try.
I haven’t tried this with green beans, but I don’t see why not 🙂
I just received an air fryer for Christmas. I was wondering if you think this recipe could be used with an air fryer? I haven’t tried it out and don’t know the specifics of how the thing works yet. 😂
I haven’t used an air fryer so I can’t advise. As long as the breading can get crispy, it should work 🙂
I’ve tried them.in my air fryer and they’re still good but deep frying them tastes SO much better , to me anyway.