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Asparagus fritters with smoked cheese salad

Freshen up your spring lunches.
12 fritters

Freshen up your spring lunches with these soft, seasonal asparagus fritters served with a fresh salad spiked with smoked cheese.

Fritters are the ultimate fried food. The humble fritter is deliciously versatile. Crisp and warm from the frying pan is our favourite way to enjoy them.

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1.Pour boiling water over asparagus in a medium heatproof bowl or dish; stand for 1 minute. Drain. Refresh in a bowl of iced water; drain. Cut asparagus into 1cm pieces.
2.Combine flour, buttermilk, egg, shredded mint, asparagus and half the green onion in a large bowl; season well.
3.Heat 1 tablespoon of the vegetable oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Spoon 1 tablespoon of batter into pan; cook, in batches, for 1 minute each side or until fritters are browned and cooked through. Remove from pan; cover to keep warm.
4.Place herbs, olive oil, vinegar and remaining green onion in a medium bowl; toss gently to combine. Season to taste.
5.Serve fritters with salad and cheese.

You will need about 2 bunches asparagus.

If you can’t find chardonnay vinegar, use a white wine vinegar or white balsamic vinegar.

Use a vegetable peeler to shave the smoked cheese.


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