Fried Asparagus With Spicy Mayo Dip

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 420kcal


  • 10 fresh asparagus spears
  • vegetable oil for frying

Egg Wash:

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream




  • In a small bowl, stir together all dip ingredients until well-mixed. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Trim the asparagus spears by cutting off the tough woody ends so you’re left with about 6 inches. Rinse and dry them.
  • In a bowl, beat together the egg and heavy cream until well-mixed. Pour the mixture into a shallow plate, large enough for the asparagus spears. In another shallow plate, stir together all breading ingredients until well-mixed.
  • Using a deep fryer or a pan on the stovetop, add enough vegetable oil so that the asparagus can be fried on all sides. Heat the oil to 350 F. If not using a fryer, frequently monitor to maintain the temperature during frying.
  • Generously coat each asparagus spear in the egg wash with your first hand, then in the breading with your second hand until well-coated on all sides. Gently shake off excess and transfer to wax or parchment paper. Repeat with the other asparagus spears.
  • Fry the breaded asparagus until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes, and drain on paper towels. You may need to work in batches to avoid overcrowding. After frying, handle the asparagus carefully so you don’t break off the breading.
  • Serve while hot with the dip.


This recipe yields 3.5 g net carbs per serving (5 fried asparagus spears or 1/2 of the recipe). Nutrition info doesn't include vegetable oil used for frying.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Calories 420  
Total Fat 40g 61%
   Saturated Fat 5g 27%
   Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 122mg 41%
Sodium 830mg 35%
Potassium 270mg 8%
Total Carb 7g 2%
   Dietary Fiber 3.5g 14%
   Sugars 2g  
Protein 9g  
Vitamin A 26% · Vitamin C 8% · Calcium 9% · Iron 8%