Wednesday, October 19, 2011

baked avocado fries

Our friend Michael came over for dinner this past Friday. His parents' backyard is covered in avocado trees, so he brought us a bag of ripe avocados. We've added them to salads, placed them on top of rice dishes, or scrambled them with eggs (so delicious). Last night we decided to turn them into fries.

Avocado fries are light and crispy on the outside and so soft and creamy underneath the coating. They're great on their own, but would be even better with a garlic aoili (like this or this). But it was after 9pm and we were starving, so we ate them straight off the rack with some grated parmesan cheese while we stood around the kitchen. 

Baked Avocado Fries
(makes 16 fries)

2 medium sized avocados
1/2 cup flour
2 eggs
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place a sheet of foil on a cookie sheet and an oven safe cooling rack on top of the foil. 

Set flour, egg, and panko into 3 separate bowls so you're ready for battering. Season panko with salt and pepper. Slice each avocado into 8 slices (4 slices to a halve). Dip in flour, then egg, then bread crumbs. Place on cooling rack.

Bake for 20 minutes. Immediately sprinkle with parmesan cheese. 

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