You don’t cook avocados and you really don’t fry them. That doesn’t mean that people won’t do it, I mean for goodness sake we’ll fry anything in this country. Candy bars, ice cream, pickles, shoes… anything. I have seen a few recipes for avocado fries and while I initially balked at the idea of hot avocado I was intrigued. I’ve made eggs in avocados and they turned out delicious, so I thought I would take a stab at avocado fries.
Right away I knew that I wasn’t going to actually be frying anything.
1. I’m not buying that much oil just to throw most of it away
2. We all know frying stuff isn’t healthy
3. I would probably start a massive grease fire and I just don’t want to deal with that.
So that left baking them. I managed to make a coating that turns nice and crispy without frying. It’s also gluten-free so that’s an added bonus! These are really simple to make and turn out surprisingly good. The creaminess of the avocado almost makes them mozzarella stick like and the crunch can’t be beat. Be a rebel and try cooking an avocado, I’m pretty sure you’ll like it.
In other news, Adam and I are going to see a movie next weekend. I’m super excited because we don’t go see movies in theaters that often (we’re on a budget yo) and we also haven’t had many date opportunities this summer. It’s been jam-packed with weddings and parties and other obligations, so it will be nice to do something fun together. Adam said that I get to choose the movie and I’m trying to decide between Ant-Man and Pixel. Ant-Man because Paul Rudd and Pixel because it just looks fun plus Peter Dinklage is in it and he’s awesome.
What movie do you think we should go see?
Crispy Coconut Crusted Avocado Fries
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut shreds
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 lime
- Preheat oven to 450. Line a large baking tray with parchment paper or a Silpat. Slice the avocado in half and cut each half into fry shaped wedges.
- Whisk together all the batter ingredients and pour into a shallow dish. In a large bowl, mix all the breading ingredients together (not the lime juice or avocado)
- Pat the avocado wedges dry with a paper towel. Dip the wedge into the batter and shake off the excess. Roll the wedge into the breading and then place on the baking sheet. Continue with the rest of the wedges.
- Squeeze the lime juice over the fries and then sprinkle a little salt over them. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until the fries turn a golden brown
- Remove the fries from the oven and let them cool on the sheet for a few minutes. Eat immediately because these don’t keep very well.