Intro: Amazing Avocado Fries
A fun new way to eat amazing and delicious avocados. As if you need another excuse right? Well, that's what I thought too....
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
First things first, cut your avocados in half and remove the seeds. Scoop the avocado fruit out of it's leathery shell with a spoon, but make sure to keep the avocado fruit intact.
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
Beat two eggs in a bowl until uniform. These eggs will be used to create the outer coating on the avocados later.
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
Pour your fry oil of choice into your frying pan, I chose vegetable oil. Turn on the stove, and let the oil heat up.
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
When your avocado slices are nicely browned on both sides, remove them from your pan with kitchen tongs. Set them on a plate lined with paper towels. The paper towels will absorb any oil residue on your slices and keep them from getting soggy later.
Allow your slices to dry on the paper towel, but don't let them get too cold. Fries are good hot!
Step 7: Enjoy
Serve immediately! These tasty little snacks are great at parties, alongside sandwiches, and as an afternoon snack. They go really nicely with dipping sauces as well. They're pictured here with a chipotle dipping sauce (sour cream, lemon, and chipotle chile powder) but I would also try it with the following: cilantro lime, honey mustard, garlic lime, maybe even a soy-sesame, although I have yet to try them all.
Fun Avocado Fact: They are also called Alligator Pears