Always trust your heart and follow where it leads you because it can lead you to some wonderful things.
Like Guacamole Fries.
Yes, you read that correctly. Guacamole Fries.
I have no idea why or how I decided that I needed to make these but boy am I glad that I did because they are delicious. I totally expected them to fail and by all accounts, they SHOULD have failed because who makes fries out of guacamole?
Dreamers who follow their hearts, that’s who.
This isn’t the first time I’ve made fries out of avocados. In fact, I made avocado fries a loonnnggg time ago. And while I still stand by that recipe, I don’t think I will ever make them again knowing that I can now make these tasty bites.
For those of you who are still crazy enough to be following my guacamole fry ravings, these do take a little bit of prep time to make. Again, worth it when you get to munch on these when you’re done.
So, dare to dream the impossible dream and turn everyone’s favorite party dip into a crispy, crunchy fry.
Guacamole Fries- makes 12 fries
For 1 fry: Calories: 38 Total Fat: 3.33g Carbs: .99g Fiber: .8g Protein: 1.28g
- 1 large avocado
- 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp salt
- juice of half a lime
- 1/2 cup pork rinds, crushed into a breadcrumb-like texture
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1 egg, whisked
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly spray it with oil. Scoop the avocado flesh into a bowl and mash with a fork. Stir in cilantro, garlic, cumin, chili powder, smoked, paprika, and salt. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Squeeze in the lime juice and stir again.
- Plop the guacamole onto the parchment paper. Spread it into a rectangle about 1/2- inch thick. You don’t want to spread the guacamole too thin or else your fries will fall apart.
- Place another sheet of parchment paper over the top of the guacamole and lightly press (don’t squish!) Put the baking sheet into the freezer for at least 30 minutes, or until the guacamole is frozen.
- While the guac is freezing, get out three shallow bowls or dishes. Place the crushed pork rinds on one, the coconut flour on another, and the whisked egg in another.
- Once the guac is frozen, cut it into fry-shaped bars. Trim off any weirdly shaped ends or pieces that are too tiny. Keep the parchment paper-lined sheet nearby so you can use it.
- Take one fry (still frozen) and coat it with coconut flour. Then dip it in the egg mix. Finally, roll it in the pork rinds. Place on the baking sheet. Continue until all the fries are done and work quickly so the guac doesn’t start to thaw too much.
- Put about 1/4 cup avocado oil into a large skillet and heat it over medium-high heat. Once the oil is shimmering, add a few fries and fry on each side for about 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown. Work in batches and place the finished fries on a paper towel lined plate to soak up excess oil.
- Sprinkle finished fries with a little salt and chili powder and serve with salsa for dipping!