Dry-Fried Asparagus

Dry-fried asparagus is the best way to cook asparagus because it is charred and crispy on the outside, and tender on the inside. The asparagus has direct contact to the pan without cooking oil or butter and is finished with balsamic vinegar.  Look for white balsamic that has been aged at least 18 years. It will be sweeter and thicker than other varieties. Asparagus grows wild in Montana where the Yellowstone TV series is filmed. This recipe is an outtake from my Unofficial Yellowstone Cookbook. 


Dry-fried asparagus is charred and crispy on the outside, and tender on the inside. Photography and recipe by Jackie Alpers using Westward Ho plates from the Yellowstone TV series
Dry-Fried Asparagus inspired by Yellowstone
Servings: 2
Cost: 5.00
Dry-fried asparagus is the best way to cook asparagus because it is charred and crispy on the outside, and tender on the inside. The asparagus has direct contact to the pan without cooking oil or butter and is finished with balsamic vinegar.  Look for white balsamic that has been aged at least 18 years.

Ingredients

  • 12 oz asparagus woody stem ends removed
  • 2 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • Flaky sea salt to taste such as Maldon

Instructions

  • Heat a large pan over medium-high heat. Lay the asparagus in a single layer in the dry pan so that each spear has even contact with the surface. Cook, rolling the spears occasionally with a spatula until each side has a nice char, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter, sprinkle evenly with white balsamic and sea salt. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Western Americana
Keyword Asparagus, Dry Fried, Dry fryed asparagus, Jackie Alpers, yellowstone cookbook recipe

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