Remove any white stalk from the ends of the asparagus. Using a zester, hold it flat and cut long strips. Do not rotate. Drag the zester from the tips towards the end of the stems.
Deep fry @
until you see a few pieces turning brown. Remove from the oil and lay on a paper towel. The zest will become crisp after it sits for a few seconds.
Here are some zests that I used to garnish a recent sous vide trout presentation.
This approach works well with a number of vegetables, as I mentioned. Leeks, carrots, and beets benefit from being tossed in flour and allowed to sit for a few minutes before being deep fried. This protects the sugar from the intense direct heat of the oil.
2 thoughts on “Crispy Asparagus Zest”
Some flour might make it even crispier. I’d use a combination of wheat and rice flour.
I would use a combination of wheat and rice, flour heavy on the rice.