Today it’s raining in Atlanta. Gloomy, drizzly and cloudy. A perfect day to stay in the house, cook good food and binge watch some movies or TV shows. Days likes these make me reminisce on the good ole days in my hometown of Portland, OR. So I’ve decided that today, my blog post will be an ode to Portland and I’m making one of my favorite items, Burgerville’s Yakima Valley Fried Asparagus with Garlic Aioli.
Burgerville is a Northwest fast food chain that has a following similar to that of an In-N-Out Burger. They are best known for sourcing local ingredients for their menu items and allowing the local fruits and veggies to inspire their seasonal menu items such as their Marionberry Shake, Yukon Gold Waffle Fries, Walla Walla Onion Rings, etc. Keep in mind, you can get all of this in a drive-thru. You can’t find GOOD food in a drive thru line in most other states, and this is another reason that Oregon is such a wonderfully unique place.
These asparagus are fried to golden perfection and they are light, crisp, and delicate. Then dipped in a homemade zesty garlic aioli. You can pair these with a burger, or serve them as an appetizer but if I am being perfectly honest, I could literally fill myself up on these as a main dish. I may regret it afterwards, but they are extremely addictive. I think it’s the texture of the crispy crunch. It’s all I want in my life.
Take a look at this shot of the asparagus tips up close, you can practically taste them!
The best part about this recipe is that it’s cheap and easy. You can whip it up in no time with a small amount of effort. And while you have your oil hot and you are in deep-frying mode, take a look at these other Copycat recipes I am obsessed with:
Copycat McDonald’s Chicken McGriddle Recipe
KFC Copycat Chicken Little Recipe
Copycat California Pizza Kitchen Buffalo Cauliflower Recipe
This copycat recipe is as good as it gets, that is, until you make your way back to Portland! I would love to hear what you think in the comments below 🙂