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Fried Spicy Guacamole Bites

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 25

A deliciously simple, spicy, crunchy, cheesy appetizer! MORE + LESS -

Half Baked Harvest
September 20, 2016

Ingredients

3/4
cup flour
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1
teaspoon chili powder
1
teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4
teaspoon salt and pepper
1
tablespoon sriracha
1/2
cup milk
1
cup sweet yellow corn
1
firm, (but ripe) avocado, pitted, peeled and diced
1/3
cup fresh cilantro, chopped
4-6 ounces cotija cheese, crumbled
1
jalapeño, seeded and minced
2
green onions, finely chopped
Canola oil, for frying
1/2
cup sriracha mayo, for dipping

Steps

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  • 1
    Add the flour, baking powder, chili powder, smoked paprika, salt, pepper, sriracha and milk to a bowl. Stir until combined. Fold in the corn, avocado, cilantro, cotija cheese, jalapeno and onions. It should be the consistency of a very thick pancake batter. If needed, add a tablespoon more of milk to thin it out.
  • 2
    Add oil to a large saucepan and heat over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot (325-375º F), add about 1-2 teaspoons of batter to the pan. Fry for 1-2 minutes or until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel, then repeat with remaining batter.
  • 3
    Serve warm with a side of sriracha mayo for dipping.

Expert Tips

  • To make your own sriracha mayo, combine 1/2 cup good quality mayo with 1-2 tablespoons sriracha. Mix until combined.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
100
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
13%
Saturated Fat
2g
9%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
140mg
6%
Potassium
65mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
5g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • This kicky little appetizer is waiting for the party invite.

    These spicy fried guac bites? They’re pretty much the best things ever.

    No really—I mean, the name says it all. The only thing that could be better than guacamole is fried guacamole, and that’s basically what these little fritters are. 

    They’re sort of a mix between corn fritters, Mexican grilled corn and guacamole, which is clearly a winning combo.

    Here’s the deal: these bites are everything you could want them to be. Spicy, crunchy, cheesy and just a little bit creamy from the bits of avocado. I promise, these will be your new go-to summer appetizer. 

    Major bonus points: They’re are also quick and easy to whip up. You pretty much just mix everything together in one bowl, heat some oil, fry and eat!

    I like to serve mine with spicy sriracha mayo for dipping, but honestly, these are 100% delicious on their own. 

    Since you have to try them, here’s how to make them:

    Grab your ingredients.

    Add the flour, baking powder, chili powder, smoked paprika, salt, pepper, sriracha and milk to a bowl. Stir until combined.

    Fold in the corn, avocado, cilantro and cotija cheese.

    Stir to combine. It should be the consistency of a very thick pancake batter. If needed, add a tablespoon more of milk to thin it a little.

    Add oil to a large saucepan and heat over medium high heat. When the oil is hot add about 1-2 teaspoons of batter to the pan. Fry for 1-2 minutes or until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel, then repeat with remaining batter.

    Serve warm with a side of sriracha mayo for dipping—and let the party begin!

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