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.
Look at that amazingly green and creamy avocado hidden beneath that golden brown, crispy panko coating!
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.
Of course the spicy hot chipotle dipping sauce pairs fantastically well with cool and creamy avocado fries!
Crispy Baked Avocado Fries
Creamy baked avocado fries coated is crispy panko breadcrumbs.
- 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
- Season the avocado slices with salt, pepper and cayenne to taste, dredge them in flour, dip them in egg and then panko breadcrumbs.
- Place the avocado slices in a single layer on a wire rack on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated 425F/220C oven until golden brown, about 15-20 minutes.
- Serve with a mixture of ranch and chipotle dressing.
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Angela LeMoine says
Oh YUMMMM!!!!! I have an avocado obsession!!!!! Def need to try this!!!
LeMoine Family Kitchen
Cassie | Bake Your Day says
I love everything about these, Kevin. Fabulous idea!
A SPICY PERSPECTIVE says
Love avocados! Great idea to do fries!
I am all over these Kevin!! What an awesome idea!
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
I love a good avocado fry! These sound like a delight!
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!
The best kind of fries!
Danielle Miller says
Definitely trying this!
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.
He doesn’t actually deep fry them though he oven bakes them…
Such a great way to prepare avocado!
Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes says
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 says
these are positively dreamy!!
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!
fiftyfinally: I will have to try the deep fried brussels sprouts!
These just sound amazing. What a great idea!
Des @ Life's Ambrosia says
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!
You had me at "crispy" 🙂
Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says
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 says
Avocado obsessed here too, what a great idea!
Amazing. I'm drooling on my keyboard.
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 says
yum! What a great way to add veggies to a diet! the crispy crust looks amazing
Food Forest Retreat says
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. 😀
Really liking your combinations and the way you view food.
Erik at http://foodforestretreat.blogspot.com
Julie @ Table for Two says
i've been meaning to try these for a long time. i can just imagine how creamy and amazingly crispy these are!! love it!!
love me some avocado fries!! especially with chipotle ranch 🙂
Vanessa Kimbell says
Gosh I love this idea. It's really such a simple but straight forward recipe .. but then all the best recipes are.
That panko crust with the creamy green insides is calling to me!
Now those seriously look incredible! The crunch looks so good!
Gloria Baker says
I love avocados and panko so Im sure these are amazing!
Rocky Mountain Woman says
Good lord these look good! Tonight avocado fries and I have a date!
When Life Gives You Sprinkles says
Yum! These look great!
I cant wait to try these!!!!
Danielle Miller says
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!
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?
This is the most original avocado recipe I have seen in a very long time. We will be trying this soon. Thanks, Kevin!
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.
Can't wait to give these a try!
I just made these, they were crispy, creamy and heavenly! So, so, so good!! Thanks for the great recipe!
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 says
Cathie Hardy says
Did you peel the avacados or leave the skins on?
Cathie Hardy: Peel the avocados and remove the stones before slicing. Enjoy!
Avacado is a fruit… Same as a tomato………..
Judy Goldin says
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 says
I left a comment but it's not here. Whyyyy!
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 says
Julie, I hold them with a paper towel, that helps with the sliding around. Cut them on a paper towel too.
Jane Wilcox: Great tip! Thanks!
kerry j. says
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!!
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!
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 says
Avocado is not a veggie!
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.
Anyone know the carb count for these?
Absolutely divine!!! I substituted Glutino's gf all-purpose flour and gluten-free panko crumbs. It turned out perfect still. Thank you for being awesome Kevin! Everything you post is ridiculously good!
Anonymous: I'm glad that you enjoyed it!
David Myers says
This sounds really good. I’m going to try it in my air fryer. Thanks for posting.