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Crispy Baked Avocado Fries

April 13, 2019 (Last Updated: July 31, 2019)

Avocado fries are the appetizer you never you knew you needed! Here I’ll show you exactly how to get crispy baked avocado fries which are bursting with flavour!

I know, it’s a bit of a weird concept, but stick with me here. When I first heard about these I was kinda sceptical too, but after a lot of testing and a little tweaking I’m really excited to share this recipe with you!!

Oven Baked Avocado Fries fresh out the oven on black oven tray

Perfect Avocado Fries

As the avocado is obviously the star of the show in this recipe, it’s really important to pick the right one.

You want to find 3 small perfectly ripe avocados. Don’t be tempted to get an underripe avocado just because it’s more firm (and therefore easier to work with), they will come out really bitter and gross.

With the same token, you don’t want to use overripe avocados, because they’ll just go mushy when you’re preparing them.

Get your slightly soft avocado, half it, destone it, slice each half into thirds, then peel.

So in hindsight you actually end up with avocado wedges, but we’re too far deep into this recipe for me to change that 🤣

To the fries!

Overhead shot of sliced avocado on chopping board

Oven Baked Avocado Fries

The great thing about these fries is that they’re baked, not fried. BUT they’re just as crispy as if they were fried!

Let’s talk crispiness for a second…

Tips for getting truly crispy avocado fries

  1. Dry Breadcrumbs – Although it may sound silly, you want to coat them with something that’s already crispy i.e dry breadcrumbs. I find lightly crushed panko breadcrumbs work best for this recipe.
  2. Parmesan – This is going to bring you even more crispiness AND some gorgeous flavour too.
  3. High heat – You don’t really want to cook the avocado too much else it will go mushy, so a fairly high temp will help crisp these up without the avo going to mush!

How to make avocado fries

  1. Coat your avocado fry in flour.
  2. Coat in egg + milk.
  3. Coat in breadcrumbs and parmesan.
  4. Really make sure you cover every sight of avocado.
  5. Spread out on a tray, spray with oil and bake.

How to make avocado fries in the oven - 5 step by step photos

Avocado Fry Seasoning

I’ve seen a few different recipes for avocado fries and not many use seasoning other than salt and pepper. I’ve tested that out and personally feel they come out a little bland.

A such, I add garlic powder in with the flour and smoked paprika and cayenne pepper in with the breadcrumbs. This, alongside the parmesan, works absolute wonders.

Avocado Fries Dip

If you ignore everything I’ve said so far, please don’t ignore this. Serve these with a dip!! The difference is huge.

My favourite is always a sriracha-lime mayo.

Avocado Fries fresh out the oven with focus on half a fry showing the avocado

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Okay, let’s tuck into the avocado fries recipe shall we?

Avocado fry dipping into a pot of sriracha mayo with avocado fries in the background

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How to make Avocado Fries (Full Recipe and Video)

Homemade Avocado Fries in a small silver bucket with dip

Crispy Baked Avocado Fries

Avocado fries are the appetizer you never you knew you needed! Here I'll show you exactly how to get crispy baked avocado fries which are bursting with flavour!
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Appetizer / Finger Food / Side Dish
Cuisine: Party Food
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings (click & slide): 18 Fries
Calories: 80kcal

Ingredients (check list):

  • 3 small Perfectly Ripe Avocados (see notes)
  • 3/4 cup / 45g Dry Breadcrumbs (Slightly crushed Panko works great)
  • 1/4 cup / 20g Parmesan, finely grated
  • 2 tbsp Plain Flour
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp each: Garlic Powder, Smoked Paprika, Cayenne Pepper (or less for milder spice)
  • Oil Spray

Instructions:

  • Half your avocados, remove the stone then slice each half into thirds. Remove the peel.
  • Set up 4 stations: 1st with your Flour, Garlic Powder and 1/4 tsp salt, second with your Egg and Milk, third with your Breadcrumbs, Parmesan, Smoked Paprika, Cayenne Pepper and 1/4 tsp Salt, 4th with a suitably sized oven tray.
  • Dunk the avocado first into the flour, then into the egg, (I find this easiest with a fork to save your fingers getting gloopy) and finally into the breadcrumbs. Although tedious, make sure you completely cover the avocado at each stage, especially the breadcrumbs. Place on your oven tray and give them all a good spray of oil.
  • Bake in the oven at 200c/390f for 10mins, then take out and flip (give an extra spray if needed) and pop back in for another 8-10mins or until golden brown. Timings will vary and these go from golden to burnt pretty quick, so be really vigilant.
  • Allow to cool for a couple mins, give an extra sprinkle of salt if needed then serve with Sriracha Lime Mayo, or your favourite dip!

Quick 1 min demo!

Notes:

a) Perfect Avocado - Don't be tempted to get underripe avocados just because they're firmer and easier the work with. They will come out bitter. If anything you want them on the slightly softer side, just no so soft they fall apart when dredging.
 
b) Dip - Absolutely serve these with a dip no matter what! I always use Sriracha-Lime Mayo.
 
c) Calories - Per Avocado Fry

Nutrition:

Nutrition Facts
Crispy Baked Avocado Fries
Amount Per Serving (1 avocado fry)
Calories 80 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.99g9%
Saturated Fat 1.115g6%
Trans Fat 0.015g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.733g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.66g
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 115mg5%
Potassium 182mg5%
Carbohydrates 5.53g2%
Fiber 2.4g10%
Sugar 0.54g1%
Protein 2.01g4%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Vitamin C 4.1mg5%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Lola Osinkolu
    June 16, 2019 at 12:43 am

    5 stars
    Wow! I’ve never heard of such an amazing recipe that includes avocados!

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      June 16, 2019 at 10:42 am

      They’re so delish! 🙂

  • Reply
    Alexandra
    April 15, 2019 at 3:06 am

    5 stars
    What a clever and delicious idea! Divine – the perfect appetiser!

    • Reply
      Chris
      April 15, 2019 at 10:11 am

      Thanks Alexandra 🙂

  • Reply
    SAra
    April 15, 2019 at 2:36 am

    These look incredible! I love avocados and fries, so what a great way to have them both!

    • Reply
      Chris
      April 15, 2019 at 10:11 am

      Yup, the best of both worlds!

  • Reply
    Deanne
    April 15, 2019 at 1:16 am

    I love the idea of the siracha mayo along side the cool avocado and crunch of the breading. Yum!!!

    • Reply
      Chris
      April 15, 2019 at 10:10 am

      They’re so so good with sriracha mayo! 🙂

  • Reply
    Kim
    April 14, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    5 stars
    Love this recipe! So much flavor and it’s way easier than you might think!

    • Reply
      Chris
      April 15, 2019 at 10:10 am

      Thanks Kim! It’s a super easy recipe!

  • Reply
    Emmeline
    April 14, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    5 stars
    OK I’ve been wanting to try avocado fries for AGES but this recipe just sent me over the top. I love that you added parmesan, I mean come on that’s the way to catch me!!

    • Reply
      Chris
      April 15, 2019 at 10:10 am

      You totally should make them! I was on the fence for ages but yes, the parmesan sent me over the top too haha!

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