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fried asparagus with beer batter in a white dish

Beer-Battered Asparagus

Golden and crunchy asparagus spears with beer batter coating. Easy to make and delicious as appetizer or side dish!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword beer-battered asparagus
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 245kcal
Author Lalaine


  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 cup lager beer
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • oil

For the Campfire Sauce

  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing


  • In a deep pot or deep-fryer, heat about 2 inches deep of oil to about 375 F.
  • Break off tough ends of asparagus. Wash and drain well.
  • In a shallow plate, combine 1/4 cup of the flour and half of the salt, paprika, and pepper. Dredge asparagus in flour mixture to coat.
  • In a bowl, combine 1 cup of flour and the remaining paprika, salt and pepper. 
  • Gradually add in beer and whisk until smooth. Dip asparagus in beer batter, a few pieces at a time, to fully coat.
  • Deep-fry in hot oil, in batches, for about 2 to 3 minutes or until coating is golden brown and asparagus is tender yet crisp. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels. Serve with campfire sauce.

For the Campfire sauce

  • In a small bowl, combine barbecue sauce and ranch dressing until blended.


Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 587mg | Potassium: 294mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1100IU | Vitamin C: 6.6mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 4.3mg