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Crispy Baked Avocado Fries

April 13, 2019 (Last Updated: March 6, 2020) by Chris Collins

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!

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

Perfect Avocado Fries

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!

First things first, let’s talk avocado.

Best Avocado to make 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 Hass 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.

How to Slice Avocado Fries

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 to avocado wedges nows 🤣

To the fries!

Overhead shot of sliced avocado on chopping board

Oven Baked Avocado Fries

I know what you’re thinking – ‘is it OK to bake avocado’? The answer is yes, but only in certain circumstances. I wouldn’t just blind bake avocado, because it gives it a brownish skin, which doesn’t taste overly pleasant. But because these are coated in a crispy crumb, you get nice crispy fries with a smooth and buttery avocado in the centre.

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

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!

When it comes to coating the avocado, my biggest tip is to just handle it carefully so it doesn’t break/go mushy when dredging. I also recommend really making sure you completely coat each fry, especially in the breadcrumbs.

How to make Avocado Fries (quick summary)

  1. Coat avocado slice 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. As 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.

Dips for Avocado Fries

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

The BEST Avocado Fries!

And there we have it! Delicious avocado fries ready and waiting. Just to summarise before we tuck into the full recipe, ensure you use perfectly ripe avocados, use a combo of parmesan and breadcrumbs to coat, coat thoroughly, lots of oil spray to bake and flip half way!

If you like the look of these crispy baked avocado fries, I know you’ll love my Crispy Baked Jalapeño Poppers and Crispy Baked Chicken Tenders! Also check out my similar recipes: 

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Okay, let’s tuck into the full 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!
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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
Cost per serving: £3 / $4

Equipment:

  • 3 Bowls
  • Sharp Knife & Chopping Board
  • Baking Tray
  • Fine Cheese Grater

Ingredients (check list):

  • 3 small Perfectly Ripe Avocados (see notes)
  • 3/4 cup / 45g Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 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, as needed

Instructions:

  • Half your avocados, remove the stone then slice each half into thirds. Carefully 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 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 not so soft they fall apart when dredging.
b) Dry Breadcrumbs - If you don't have any dried breadcrumbs on hand, you can make them by pulsing fresh bread and either toasting under the grill or in a pan (with a little butter!).
c) Dip - Absolutely serve these with a dip no matter what! I always use Sriracha Mayo.
d) 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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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Elaine
    February 3, 2020 at 11:41 pm

    5 stars
    Divine! When I told my husband what I was making he looked at me like okayyyyy. Must say, absolutely DELICIOUS, even wonmy hubby over! Served as a veggie side to go with a pasta dish instead of garlic toast. Definitely making again soon ❤

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      February 4, 2020 at 11:05 am

      They’re surprisingly delicious aren’t they!? So glad the went down well 🙂

  • 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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