Avocados are nature's butter and a super food. They are creamy source of natural healthy fats with a side of vitamin C, fiber, and potassium--just to name a few. They are great additions to salad, create a kaleidoscope of flavor in guacamole, and are essential in any sandwich or on top of any omelet. I was looking for a new way to consume the green creamy superfood when I stumbled upon avocado fries. They are delicious, nutritious, and easy. So much so that I decided to share them in this Instructable.
Make them, fall in love with them, and repeat.
Step 1: Things You'll Need
- 2 Ripe** Avocados
- Vegetable Oil, or preferred frying oil
- Bread Crumbs
- 2 Eggs
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- Kitchen Knife
- Tongs (utensil for flipping during Fry step)
- Paper Towels
Step 2: Scoop and Slice
Place the avocado fruit upside down on your cutting board. With a kitchen knife, slice your avocado lengthwise into 3/4 inch (1.905 cm) wide strips.
Step 3: Eggs
Step 4: Coat, Dip, Coat
- Coat each slice in bread crumbs.
- Dip your coated avocado slice into your egg batter.
- Coat your slice again, making sure that all of the egg batter on your slice is covered.
Alternative Bread Crumb Idea: If you are GF or trying to avoid bread and gluten, try with a gluten free substitute or coconut flour and flakes. I haven't tried the coconut but it seems like it could be good!
Step 5: Fry
Once your oil is hot, place your breaded avocado slices into the pan. Fry the slices until they are brown on both sides. Flip the slices if necessary with kitchen tongs.
Alternative to Frying: Bake on a lightly greased cookie sheet in a preheated oven (400F-425F) until browned and crispy for 15-20 minutes.
Step 6: Drain & Dry
Allow your slices to dry on the paper towel, but don't let them get too cold. Fries are good hot!
Step 7: Enjoy
Fun Avocado Fact: They are also called Alligator Pears