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Crispy Baked Avocado Fries

Crispy Baked Avocado Fries

Up next in my series of baked vegetable 'fries' is avocado fries and given my obsession with avocados I really cannot believe that it has taken me this long to get around to trying them out as fries! Like the other vegetables fries these avocado fries are super simple to make, you pretty much just need to slice up the avocados, dredge them in flour, dip them in egg and panko and then bake them until nice and golden brown and crispy and good! In total they take less than a half an hour to make so you can easily make them whenever you have a craving for fries or avocados! You might be a little surprised to learn that avocados work really well when cooked or baked and they are especially nice in these fries coated with the crispy panko bread crumbs! I served the baked avocado fries with chipotle ranch and basil ranch sauces for dipping.

Crispy Baked Avocado Fries
Look at that amazingly green and creamy avocado hidden beneath that golden brown, crispy panko coating!

Crispy Baked Avocado Fries
With summer here, basil is once again on the menu and it adds an amazing blast of freshness to condiments like ranch dressing or even mayonnaise.

Crispy Baked Avocado Fries
Of course the spicy hot chipotle dipping sauce pairs fantastically well with cool and creamy avocado fries!

Crispy Baked Avocado Fries
Crispy Baked Avocado Fries

Crispy Baked Avocado Fries

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Servings: 4

Creamy baked avocado fries coated is crispy panko breadcrumbs.



ingredients
  • 2 large avocados, sliced
  • salt, pepper and cayenne to taste
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup ranch dressing
  • 1 chipotle chili in adobo, chopped
directions
  1. Season the avocado slices with salt, pepper and cayenne to taste, dredge them in flour, dip them in egg and then panko breadcrumbs.
  2. Place the avocado slices in a single layer on a wire rack on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated 425F oven until golden brown, about 15-20 minutes.
  3. Serve with a mixture of ranch and chipotle dressing.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 354, Fat 22g (Saturated 3g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 41mg, Sodium 373mg, Carbs 27g (Fiber 8g, Sugars 3g), Protein 8g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

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53 comments:

Angela LeMoine said...

Oh YUMMMM!!!!! I have an avocado obsession!!!!! Def need to try this!!!
Angela
LeMoine Family Kitchen
http://lemoinefamilykitchen.blogpot.com

Cassie | Bake Your Day said...

I love everything about these, Kevin. Fabulous idea!

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Love avocados! Great idea to do fries!

Tieghan said...

I am all over these Kevin!! What an awesome idea!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

I love a good avocado fry! These sound like a delight!

Anonymous said...

So many questions!

Does the age of an avocado matter? If it was somewhat under-ripe and firm, will it soften it? If it's perfectly ripe, will it be too soft?

How does it hold up to dipping? Can you take a bit and it still be firm enough to dip again?

Would this work with a tempura dipping sauce? Additionally, do you think it would hold up for tempura batter frying?

Does the flavor of the avocado taste much different than raw? I've baked it before and it tasted more like a browned out-too-long kinda deal.

Clearly, I am inspired! Thank you for the idea!

Maria said...

The best kind of fries!

Danielle Miller said...

Definitely trying this!

fiftyfinally said...

these look good, but the next time you deep fry something...get some brussel sprouts and a beer batter. When I was in cooking school my group of 6 spent one day deep frying everything in the cooler in beer batter. Deep fried sprouts was a revelation. That was the last time I tasted them and I still remember how good they were. Holy cow...like 22/23 years ago. I never seem to have sprouts around when deep frying, I always think of them during the clean up.

marla said...

Such a great way to prepare avocado!

Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes said...

Wow, do these look good. I can ALWAYS use a new, luscious way to prepare avocados, and you just gave me my newest option. Thank you! Lovely!

Heather Christo said...

these are positively dreamy!!

Kevin Lynch said...

Anonymous: I use avocados that are just on the ripe side so they are still a bit firm and they easily hold up for double or even triple dipping! Deep frying with a tempura batter would also work and the tempura dipping sauce would be tasty with them! The flavour does change a bit but it is still amazing! Deep frying with the tempura batter would be quicker and have less affect on the flavour. These are definitely worth making! Enjoy!

Kevin Lynch said...

fiftyfinally: I will have to try the deep fried brussels sprouts!

Zainab said...

These just sound amazing. What a great idea!

Des @ Life's Ambrosia said...

I love this idea! I don't know why I've never tried it before. Don't you just love panko? You can get all the crispiness of frying but in the oven. Speaking of which, I need to buy a box at the grocery store this week. Thanks for the reminder!

adihugatree said...

You had me at "crispy" :)

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie said...

I made baked avocado fries awhile back and loved them, so much that I recently made tacos with them - even better!

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl said...

Avocado obsessed here too, what a great idea!

Truelove said...

Amazing. I'm drooling on my keyboard.

Marysue said...

Oh my gosh! When we get that "cloning" thing down pat, I'm putting my order in for two or three of you! Never in my life would I have thought of avocado fries! I was "sold" with the asparagus fries, but I'm totally under your spell now!

Ana Fernandez said...

yum! What a great way to add veggies to a diet! the crispy crust looks amazing

Food Forest Retreat said...

I just found your blog today. You gave me food goosebumps. I may have to steal one of your amazing recipes to share on my blog. I'd give you credit, of course. :D

Really liking your combinations and the way you view food.

Erik at http://foodforestretreat.blogspot.com

Julie @ Table for Two said...

i've been meaning to try these for a long time. i can just imagine how creamy and amazingly crispy these are!! love it!!

Gaby said...

love me some avocado fries!! especially with chipotle ranch :)

Vanessa Kimbell said...

Gosh I love this idea. It's really such a simple but straight forward recipe .. but then all the best recipes are.

Joanne said...

That panko crust with the creamy green insides is calling to me!

Grandbabycakes said...

Now those seriously look incredible! The crunch looks so good!

Gloria Baker said...

I love avocados and panko so Im sure these are amazing!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Good lord these look good! Tonight avocado fries and I have a date!

When Life Gives You Sprinkles said...

Yum! These look great!

Dixya said...

I cant wait to try these!!!!

Danielle Miller said...

I wanted to let you know that I will be featuring this tomorrow in my "What I Bookmarked This Week" post - stop by and see!

Greybeard said...

I'm guessig for the Basil Ranch dressing I would want to use 2 to 3 t of dried basil if I didn't have any fresh.

Is that a reasonable guess?

Anonymous said...

This is the most original avocado recipe I have seen in a very long time. We will be trying this soon. Thanks, Kevin!

Kevin Lynch said...

Greybeard: I would probably skip the basil if not using fresh but if you do go with the dried, let it sit in the fridge for a while to help bring the flavours out and the 2-3 teaspoons sounds ok.

Terry said...

Can't wait to give these a try!

uppdoc said...

I just made these, they were crispy, creamy and heavenly! So, so, so good!! Thanks for the great recipe!

LaRD said...

Gosh, I really want to add buffalo sauce to the yolks before baking.....I'll give it a shot tonight and update if it is a worthwhile venture.

Gina; The Candid RD said...

Seriously, brilliant

Cathie Hardy said...

Did you peel the avacados or leave the skins on?

Kevin Lynch said...

Cathie Hardy: Peel the avocados and remove the stones before slicing. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Avacado is a fruit... Same as a tomato...........

Judy Goldin said...

Ok. I find when I'm slicing ripe avocados they are too slippery to hold so how would I do it all without dropping them? Serious question

Judy Goldin said...

I left a comment but it's not here. Whyyyy!

Kevin Lynch said...

Judy Goldin: The comments on older posts need to be moderated by me to cut down on spam bots spamming my recipes with comments.

Avocados can be slippery! :) I don't really have any tips in that regard but luckily you do not need to handle them too much for this recipe!

Jane Wilcox said...

Julie, I hold them with a paper towel, that helps with the sliding around. Cut them on a paper towel too.

Kevin Lynch said...

Jane Wilcox: Great tip! Thanks!

kerry j. said...

OMG,we have several avocado trees at our mountain property. this sounds great, I'm going up and check for any ripe and still on the tree. THANKS!!

neeruam said...

Good thing this section is called "Comments," because out of 49 posts, I could only see one or two people who actually tried the recipe. Mostly they were anticipatory remarks about how good it looks, or how it will be tried soon. I wonder how many people do actually try the recipe, since so few of the comment writers come back with constructive/helpful reviews....

Bad thing for me is that I do read this stuff mainly for feedback that is more like a review, such as "add garlic" or "increase/decrease amount of x," etc.

Oh well, since I am so in the minority about this, maybe I'm just missing the point. Oops, bad me, commenting without having tried!

Kevin Lynch said...

neeruam: I absolutely love it when people that have tried a recipe come back and comment but I also realize that you don't always have the time. I hope that you will come back with reviews if you get the chance to try some of my recipes!

jerred hammonds said...

Avocado is not a veggie!

Anonymous said...

I tried this recipe and the fries themselves didn't have much flavor. They were missing something, and almost tasted stale. The concept is great. I've made deep fried avocado fries before that turned out fantastic, but I think with baking, you need to compensate for fuller flavor.

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