Avocado Fries

Last week I wanted to surprise my wife with a little afternoon appetizer. I know what ya’ll are probably thinking with that first sentence, but don’t get me wrong, it was going to be a surprise that she has never had before, nor me for that matter. As many of you probably love avocados, we are pretty much bunched up in that group as well. We are big fans of the avocado, and typically I am only serving them up in the classic guacamole, or slivered in some delicious tacos, or better yet topped onto any style of sandwich.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve also swerved down a different path and created things such as my recent avocado deviled eggs which were awesome, as well as using them in a shrimp and avocado wonton salad which my wife absolutely loves. This time around it was going to be something a bit different. This was an idea I have been wanting to try for some time now, and believe it or not, it was the avocado fry.

Avocado Fries Recipe

When I informed my wife what I was about to make, she questioned it, much like I questioned it, and trust me, you will love these. Where have these been all of our lives? Nature’s butter, lightly fried, will blow your mind.

Let’s get started.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large avocado, medium ripening, scooped and sliced
  • 2 whole eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp lemon pepper
  • 1 cup of canola oil
  • 1/2 sleeve of Premium saltine crackers, crumbled
  • salt, to taste
  • Dipping sauce (I used Remoulade)

Start by running your knife around the avocado. Separate one half from the other, then whack the pit with your knife, give it a twist, and remove the pit.

Run a small spoon between the skin and the avocado, and get each half of the avocado placed onto a cutting board.

Slice each half in half. Then those in half. If they are thicker and you have big slices, then try slicing them in half again, lengthwise. Think french fries, only with avocado.

Place the oil into a medium sized skillet, and let this come up to a medium heat, just enough time to begin preparing the fries.

Now it’s time for the dredge.

Season the flour with the lemon pepper and mix that around.

Smash the saltine crackers in a sealable plastic bag.  Dump those onto a plate.

Take an avocado fry and toss in the flour, then move that into the egg mixture, and then place onto the crumbled crackers. Give a little shake.

Avocado Fries

Gently place the avocado fries into the hot oil, and cook for a couple of minutes on each side until they are golden brown. These will not take long. Once golden, remove,  and place them onto a plate lined with paper towel. Season immediately with a pinch or two of salt.

Plate and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

When I called my wife over to try one (many), we both picked up an avocado fry, almost as though we were going to make a cheer, and took a bite. We both sat there quietly. I began talking about them, then she began talking about them, and we agreed, these things kicked ass. You get this crispy exterior from an awesome saltine cracker breading, then, believe it or not, the avocado holds up its texture. You would think it would fall apart, but again, nature’s way of giving us  an awesome fruit, only lightly fried. After we devoured the avocado, I only began talking about ways in using them in Mexican dishes, beer snacks, and a multitude of other awesome ideas. Give these a shot. They will get you thinking, and actually wanting more, and heck, who can go wrong with a great avocado?

Avocado Fries
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Serves: 2-4
 
Ingredients
  • 1 large avocado, medium ripening, scooped and sliced
  • 2 whole eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp lemon pepper
  • 1 cup of canola oil
  • ½ sleeve of Premium saltine crackers, crumbled
  • salt, to taste
  • Dipping sauce (I used Remoulade)
Instructions
  1. Start by running your knife around the avocado. Separate one half from the other, then whack the pit with your knife, give it a twist, and remove the pit.
  2. Run a small spoon between the skin and the avocado, and get each half of the avocado placed onto a cutting board.
  3. Slice each half in half. Then those in half. If they are thicker and you have big slices, then try slicing them in half again, lengthwise. Think french fries, only with avocado.
  4. Place the oil into a medium sized skillet, and let this come up to a medium heat, just enough time to begin preparing the fries.
  5. Now it's time for the dredge.
  6. Season the flour with the lemon pepper and mix that around.
  7. Smash the saltine crackers in a sealable plastic bag. Dump those onto a plate.
  8. Take an avocado fry and toss in the flour, then move that into the egg mixture, and then place onto the crumbled crackers. Give a little shake.
  9. Gently place the avocado fries into the hot oil, and cook for a couple of minutes on each side until they are golden brown. These will not take long. Once golden, remove, and place them onto a plate lined with paper towel. Season immediately with a pinch or two of salt.
  10. Plate and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

 

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

3 thoughts on “Avocado Fries

  1. These sound wildly fantastic! Like your family, we love avocados… can’t wait to try this out tomorrow! Did you dip them in anything? I’m thinking maybe something lemon-based… Love your blog!

  2. MMmmm…This would be good to try but would panko work instead of the crackers? How about putting a little avocado in the middle of a hamburger? Maybe put a little smashed avocado into meatloaf? Or how about individual meatloaves with avocado, battered and then flash fried only to complete baking in the oven?
    The ideas just start to expand.

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