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!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 18 Fries
Cost: £3 / $4
- 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, as needed
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!
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
Serving: 1avocado fry | Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.53g | Protein: 2.01g | Fat: 5.99g | Saturated Fat: 1.115g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.733g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3.66g | Trans Fat: 0.015g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 2.4g | Sugar: 0.54g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 4.1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.5mg