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Air Fryer Asparagus Fritters

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Crispy air fryer fritters made with tender asparagus, tangy lemon and fresh herbs served with dill aioli.

Ingredients

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Lemon Dill Aioli:

  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • Juice of 1 medium lemon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon coarse salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Asparagus Fritters:

  • ½-pound fresh asparagus spears, woody ends trimmed, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour or Panko breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup milk or plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • Zest of 1 medium lemon
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the aioli ingredients until combined. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees.
  3. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the asparagus and cook 2-3 minutes or until fork tender. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the asparagus to a bowl filled with ice water. Once the ice has melted, use the slotted spoon to transfer the asparagus to a paper towel-lined plate. Pat dry.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the asparagus, flour or breadcrumbs, milk or Greek yogurt, parsley, chives, eggs, lemon zest, salt, black pepper, oregano and cayenne until thoroughly combined.
  5. Coat the air fryer basket with cooking spray. Working in batches, use a cookie scoop to drop dollops of the fritter batter into the air fryer basket 1-inch apart. Cook 8-12 minutes or until fritters are set. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  6. Serve asparagus fritters with lemon dill aioli.

Notes

Ingredient Tip: Using milk in the fritter batter will yield a crispier fritter. Using yogurt will result in a fritter with a shiny exterior.

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Keywords: appetizer, air fryer, summer, spring, vegetarian