23 June 2016

Super Crispy Baked Avocado Fries

I like avocados. They are good for you and I buy them often. I use them on my salads and make guacamole. And now I found something even more special to do with them. I make crunchy baked avocado fries. But not just crunchy because these fries are super crunchy. They are also scrumptious and great for snacks or as a side dish. Try it, you'll like it.

Super Crispy Crunchy Baked Avocado Fries

Makes 2 to 4 servings

2 firm avocados
1/4 to 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 large eggs ( beat with fork)
1 1/2 to 2 cups cups panko or regular breadcrumbs or mix the two
Cooking spray

1    Preheat oven to 350°F.
2    Using 3 separate  bowls -  Mix the flour, salt, and pepper in the first bowl, beat the eggs in the second bowl, and pour the breadcrumbs in the third bowl. Arrange the bowls in an assembly line: flour mixture, eggs, then breadcrumbs. Place a baking sheet next to the bowl of breadcrumbs.
3   Slice avocados - halve the avocados, cutting from the stem end to the base. all the way around. Remove and discard the pits. Cut each half into 6 (1/2-inch-wide) slices, and remove and discard the skin.
4   Working with 1 avocado slice at a time, coat in flour, shaking off any excess.
5   Dip the flour-coated avocado slice in egg, making sure it completely coats the slice.
6   Roll the avocado slice in the breadcrumbs. Make sure it is fully covered and well-coated.
7   Place the slices on a baking sheet and repeat spacing them about 1-inch apart on the baking sheet.
8   Coat with cooking spray: Spray the avocado fries with cooking spray.
9   Bake the avocado fries until the fries are golden-brown, 20 to 25 minutes.  Halfway through cooking  flip each avocado fry over with a flat spatula or tongs to ensure it  browns evenly.
10 Remove from the oven and let cool 2 to 3 minutes before serving.

Leftover fries can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for several days. Reheat in a 350°F until warmed through or enjoy cold.

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