Crispy on the outside with a creamy inside, Avocado Fries are the perfect side for your BBQ or foodie party!
The crispy crunch of the breading followed by the creamy avocado center is a texture made in heaven! In four easy steps, these Avocado Fries come together for a savory side, using avocados, panko breadcrumbs, flour, and eggs that can be eaten plain or dipped into a variety of sauces but for sure everyone will devour.
Avocados for the Win!
Is there anything that avocado doesn’t make better? We love guacamole, we love sliced avocado on toast and eggs and we love avocado chunks in like…everything! I wasn’t sure how sliced avocado would hold up while being breaded and baked but all I can say is my whole family was like “wow”! The creaminess of the avocado gives these fries a freshness that is sometimes lost when breading or frying food and baking the avocados eliminates the greasy feeling that comes from eating fried food. We loved these as a side and as a topping in our tacos, that’s how amazing they are!
Other Recipes to Serve with Avocado Fries
- Bacon Jalapeno Fry Sauce is a pretty delicious choice to dip these Avocado Fries in- just the idea of bacon, jalapeno and avocado is drool worthy!
- BBQ Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas is an easy way to score more points on game day when serving these Avocado Fries!
Avocados: Two firm, almost ripe avocados work best for this recipe. Since the avocados will soften while baking, being a little under-ripe will make sure the avocados don’t all apart once they’re cooked.
Breading: You’ll need a standard dredge setup using flour, eggs, and seasoned panko bread crumbs.
How to Make Avocado Fries
STEP ONE: Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F. Slice the peeled avocados into 1/2 inch wedges. Then step up your dredge station with three shallow bowls. To the first bowl add the flour, to the second bowl add the beaten eggs, and to the third bowl add the seasoned panko.
STEP TWO: For each avocado wedge, dredge first in the flour, then coat in egg, and then press into the panko on each side the avocado is breaded. Place each wedge on a wire rack set over a baking sheet.
STEP THREE: Spray the avocado wedges with olive oil or a butter spray and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 20 minutes, until the Avocado Fries are golden brown.
Tips for Success
- The Italian seasoned panko gives the Avocado Fries more flavor but if you only have plain panko that will work too! Just be sure to season the flour or breacrumbs with somegarlic powder, salt, pepper, and Italain seasoning.
- These Avocado Fries are also amazing in tacos for Meatless Monday or Taco Tuesday!
- My family loves dipping these avocado fries in regular fry sauce or bacon jalapeno fry sauce, but you can use anything you like to pair wiht avocados. Sweet chili sauce would be another great option to try.
Can I Make These in an Air Fryer?
Instead of baking these Avocado Fries, you could certainly air fry them! Follow the same steps above to prep the fries, and set your air fryer to 350 degrees F. Cook the avocados for 3 minutes, flip, and then fry for another 3 minutes.
How are Leftover Avocado Fries?
Unfortunately, avocados do not usually store well. So you’ll want to make just enough for everyone.
You can leave them at room temp during a football party and snack on them throughout the day. Then breading will get a little less crispy, but that’s to be expected. If there are any leftovers beyond that, you’ll want to discard them.
Hooray, More Avocado for Everyone!
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*This post originally posted on 02/20/2013.
- Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F.
- Cut each avocado in half and remove the pit. Then use a large spoon to remove the flesh from the peel. Slice each avocado half into 1/2-inch wedges. You should get about 20 wedges total.
- Set up a dredge station using 3 shallow bowls. Put flour in the first bowl, beat the eggs in the second bowl, and put the bread crumbs in the third bowl.
- Bread the avocado wedges first in the flour so they are coated. Then dip into the eggs, and finally press into the bread crumbs until thoroughly breaded.
- Arrange the avocados onto a wire rack placed over a baking sheet. Spray the tops of the wedges with olive oil spray or butter-flavored cooking spray and then sprinkle with some salt.
- Bake for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce.