Avocado fries. It seems the list of things you can do with avocados never ends — and that list includes turning them into a delicious version of French fries.
I know what you're thinking. As someone whose favorite breakfast is an avocado cut in half, lightly sprinkled with salt and a squeeze of lemon juice, it seems like sacrilege to do something like this to an avocado. I mean, really, bake it? But as someone who appreciates the glory that is avocado, just trust me on this one. It's delicious.
Simply place the breaded avocado slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and put it in an oven preheated to 450 degrees. Bake them for 15 minutes, or until the bread crumbs have turned golden. That's it. You can then serve them with aioli or a bit of dill sauce, or even a little salsa. These avocado fries make a wonderful, healthy and surprising side dish at summer barbeques and dinners.
Adapted from a recipe by Kelly Rossiter.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
Yield: 14-16 avocado fries
Baked Avocado Fries
1 egg egg, beaten
1 cup bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the bread crumbs and salt.
Cut the avocados in half, remove the pit and then slice them vertically into 1-inch wedges. Using a spoon, carefully scoop the wedges out of the peel.
Carefully coat each wedge with the egg, then in the breadcrumbs. Place the wedges on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Place the baking sheet in the center rack of the oven. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the bread crumbs have turned golden.
Transfer the wedges to a serving plate and serve them immediately, with dipping sauces or salsas.
This is such a simple recipe — you can see a quick rundown in the video: