Avocado Fries are the ultimate snack.
When I was a kid, there was a teensy little concrete restaurant down the road from our home. The windows were always adorned with handwritten weekly specials, there was a buzzer that dinged when you walked inside, and a single booth in which to eat. It was pretty small town America.
We’d ride our bikes down to buy a snowcone or burger. But, when the restaurant started offering fried vegetables, my mom (the original health nut of all time) actually started dragging us down there for what she called, “totally irresistible” fried mushrooms and zucchini.
Those snacks didn’t much fit into mom’s perpetual diet, and this one probably wouldn’t either. But, inspired by those fried veggies of yesteryear, I took the kitchen to pull together a batch of incredibly sublime Avocado Fries
As if a golden brown, crispy coating isn’t enough to make you swoon for a month, I paired our fries with a Cilantro-Lime Ranch Dip
that so beautifully complements the creamy warmth of the fries with a kick of zingy flavor.
If frying up a batch of avocado fries sounds delicious, but frighteningly finicky, here are a few tips and tricks to make your fries perfectly divine.
Gather your ingredients. You don’t need many. An egg, milk, some Bisquick, and two avocados that are ripe but still slightly firm. Save those uber-mushy avocados for your favorite guacamole recipe.Go Spicy! To enhance the flavor of your batter, add a pinch of flaked red pepper and garlic salt to the Bisquick.
Then, all you’ve got to do is whisk the egg and milk together, toss it right on top of your sliced avocados and you’re exactly five minutes away from serious snacking.
Lift your avocados from the egg and milk mixture into the Bisquick mixture. You ready for the biggest secret of all? Amp up the texture of your crumb coating by mixing a tablespoon of the egg mixture into your Bisquick. Just use a fork to crumble it all together. Then, coat the avocado slices with that bad boy.
Fry day! Fry Day!
Carefully place your crumb-coated avocado slices into a pan of hot oil. Stay close! These little puppies cook quickly, so you’ll want to be ready to transfer them out of your oil and onto a paper towel. Allow the fries to cool just slightly, then serve them in ranch dressing.
More Fried Veggies
Get your veggies in a tasty way! These vegetable recipes are great for snacks, sides or appetizers:
Have you ever seen those super cool fried blooming onions at restaurants? You can make those!
Check it out: How to Slice a Blooming Onion.
Do you fry stuff? If yes, what?Brooke blogs at CheekyKitchen.com where she shares fun family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke’s profile to see what she cooks up next!