Avocado Fries – Yes, Fried Avocados

by Pamela

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Yep, I know…we American’s LOVE LOVE LOVE our fried foods.  And to prove it, we’ll fry anything: oreos, twinkies, pizza, hot dogs, ice cream and the list goes on and on.  Fried food has pretty much been considered “white trash” for as long as I can remember.  Of course fried chicken, french fries and onion rings aren’t on the white trash list, they’re just good ol’ American menu items.

While I’m generally not a huge fan of fried foods (most of the time I just don’t like the taste of the oil they’re fried in) I have found a soft spot in my heart (and belly) for a recently discovered fried foods recipe: avocado fries.  Yes, you read that right…fried avocados (done up in french fry fashion).  I don’t know where they’ve been all my life, but they’re a yummy part of it now.  They’re all crispy/crunchy on the outside and creamy smooth on the inside.  They’re kind of like a warm version of chocolate coated ice cream bar (in concept that is).

I’ll confess, I didn’t make these as a stand alone item or even as a side dish.  No, this avocado recipe was destined to be a bit player in a larger dish I was making (that post will come later – I promise).  But I have to admit, these completely stole my heart and have hijacked my brain ever since eating them.

Since February is National Heart Health Month, I thought I would also give you a few more reasons to feel good about eating this avocado recipe.

Mono and polyunsaturated fats, when eaten in moderation and instead of saturated or trans fats can help reduce cholesterol levels and help decrease your chance of heart disease.  Avocados are one the fruits that contain both of these good fats.  Avocados also contain high levels of lutein, which can help keep your body from absorbing cholesterol.  They also contain lots of folate, something else that can help protect your heart.

So dig into that plate of fried avocados and make yourself feel better (all the way around).

Relationship Advice

Occasionally I find myself flipping through the 100’s of channels, on satellite, and marvel at how with all of these programming choices I can find nothing to watch but some movie from the 80’s.  I suppose I should be happy that I can at least find something to watch, but it would be nice if I could find something from the previous decade to watch.

Of course, watching one those movies from the 80’s takes me back to my celebrity crushes.  We’ve all got ’em.  So let’s take a look at mine and see what my life might have been like if any of my “perfect man” fantasies had been realized.


Charlie Sheen – Portrayed as a tough guy with a roguish sense of humor.  Current reality: 3 time rehabber, porn connoisseur (pornstar connoisseur), 5 kids from 3 different women, teeth that make Jack Sparrow look like he’s got the teeth of Pat Boone and a bank account that’s larger than what’s in the coffers of most countries.

Tom Cruise – Portrayed as sexy hot in movies like Risky Business and Top Gun.  Current reality: The reportedy 5’8″ actor has ventured into 3 marriages, has 3 children and is deeply involved with Scientology.  His current marriage, to Katie Holmes, was reportedly handled in the way most films are cast.  A list of actresses was laid before him and he began holding “auditions.”  Regardless of the validity of this, it doesn’t seem that hard to believe when you consider it’s a Hollywood marriage.  Oh, and let’s not forget that he was willing to be branded a “loon” for jumping up and down on Oprah’s couch and proclaiming his love for Kate.  Um, yeah, that’s pretty weird (if you’re over the age of 8).

James Spader – Portrayed as a rich, cocky, drug dealer and/or sex addict with big ol’ bedroom eyes.  Current reality:  Has acquired more than a few extra pounds as the years have passed.  He’s been pounding the hardwoods of New York instead of filling up the celluloid cans and the bedroom eyes have most recently been used on William Shatner.  In true Hollywood fashion he has fathered a child with his girlfriend that is 11 years his junior.

So when you start to question the one you’re with, and fantasizing about your old Hollywood crushes, do a little searching on Google.  I can almost guarantee you’ll be feeling a whole lot better about your reality.


Avocado Fries Recipe

Recipe adapted from Sunset

Serves 2


  • Peanut or Canola Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Corn Starch
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1 Large, Firm but Ripe Avocado (pitted, peeled, and sliced into 1/2-in wedges)
  • 1 Lime Wedge


Preheat oven to 200 degrees Farenheit.

Line an oven proof dish with 2 layers of paper towels.

In a large saucepan, heat 1 1/2″ of peanut or canola oil to 375 degrees Farenheit. (use a candy thermometer to find the temperature)

Pour the corn starch and panko bread crumbs on to separate shallow plates.  Put the eggs in a shallow bowl and beat until they are well blended

Squeeze the lime wedge over the slices of avocado.

Lightly coat each avocado slice with the cornstarch. Knock off any excess.

Dip the coated avocado into the eggs then coat with the panko bread crumbs.

Fry coated avocado slices in the oil until deep golden brown on all sides. This should take 1-2 minutes. Do not crowd the oil. You will need to do this in batches.

Remove the fries from the oil and lay on paper towel lined dish. Sprinkle with salt and slide into oven to keep warm. Continue doing this until all of the avocado has been fried.



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Dr. M December 20, 2013 at 4:33 am

Looks and sounds GREAT! For a healthier version, use either olive oil or coconut oil, which is the healthiest of all, and takes high heat better than olive oil.

The American Homemaker March 6, 2012 at 7:27 am

We have a local restaurant that serves these! YUMMY! I LOVE avocados!

Pamela March 6, 2012 at 8:53 am

Now you can make them at home. Which could be a good OR bad thing. Happy Noshing!

The Mistress of Spices March 5, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Avocado fries, how genius! I am definitely going to bookmark and try these, I’m sure they are wonderful! And you’re so right on the ex-Hollywood crushes. Mine was Kirk Cameron from Growing Pains…I wonder what became of him!?

sonia March 5, 2011 at 3:27 pm

wow…the avocado fries are looking amazing. I have never tried it but am sure wud love it. will try this recipe for sure. congrats on top 9 !

Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen March 5, 2011 at 6:36 am

OMG! YES!! I must try this at home! I love avocados! Top 9!! Awesome!!! ♥- Katrina

claudia lamascolo/aka pegasuslegend March 5, 2011 at 5:03 am

These look absolutely fabulous! I cant imagine not ever having had these and here they are from my fav foodies genius! WOW< I am a huge fan of avocado would have never thought to fry them…. cant wait to try them.. seriously how did you come up with this fantastic brainstorm? Thank you! BTW Congrats on this well deserved TOP 9 on Foodbuzz! oh and I use to love that DA Tom Cruise until that incident…. one other though I did like alot was Brad Pitt what was up with that one? lol thanks great read here as well!

I'm Delicious... February 23, 2011 at 8:23 am

Thanks for sharing this great recipe! I love cooking with avocado and it’s great to have another tasty (and totally unexpected) recipe to add to the repertoire.

I also run a food blog and will be featuring your recipe this afternoon.

Kevin (Closet Cooking) February 15, 2011 at 6:41 pm

I like the sound of crispy fried avocado!

Lentil Breakdown February 12, 2011 at 10:58 am

Would rather be alone with your fried avocado than those three any day!

Joe February 10, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Just deep fry them.

Cut them into 1/2″ slices – salt them.
Stand on kitchen paper to dry them.

Deep fry till ready.

Kathryn February 10, 2011 at 11:48 am

YUM! Avocado is one my top 3 favorite foods, so these look AMAZING! I know you said that you served them with other things, but if you ate them on their own, do you dip them in anything? I’m trying to imagine how they’d taste with different dips… Anyways, regarding the 80’s crushes, I had the weirdest crush on Joey from “Full House.” Yeah, the totally UNhunky one. I was an odd kid.

Pamela February 11, 2011 at 9:12 am

Hi Kathryn –

These would taste great dipped in chipotle spiked ketchup or for something a little different….take about 1/2 cup plain yogurt and mix with 1-2 tablespoons of lime juice and 1/2 of small jalepeno (minced).

Tiffany February 9, 2011 at 6:36 pm

Avocado fries? How interesting!

Liz February 9, 2011 at 5:22 pm

What an intriguing idea…I do think I’d like these fries!!!

Pamela February 9, 2011 at 5:24 pm

I think you will too. The panko keeps them from absorbing a lot of oil, so they’re not greasy.

vtkitchen February 9, 2011 at 9:08 am

wow your relationship advice was depressing. i guess we all get a little messed up over time but people in hollywood are the worst!! yuck, i really cringed when you described charlie sheens teeth!

RavieNomNoms February 9, 2011 at 8:32 am

Haha you relationship advice was pretty funny. I do however really love avocado so I feel like I should try this just to see. I am not a big fried foods person, but I do enjoy them from time to time. Better when it is baked and not fried in my opinion but this I feel like I could cheat for 🙂

White Trash February 8, 2011 at 8:29 pm

Fried foods equate to “white trash”?? What are you smoking, lady?! Have you ever eaten Chinese food, Japanese food, or Soul Food (don’t even try to tell a black person that fried foods are “white trash”)? Fried foods weren’t invented by Americans and are certainly enjoyed by more than “white trash” as you so eloquently put it.

Cheryl Keller February 8, 2011 at 4:28 pm

wow, thats such a great photo, the photo alone speaks volumes, i got to make those now, thanks for sharing, Cheryl

marla {family fresh cooking} February 8, 2011 at 2:24 pm

The first time I had something like this was last year at Ciudad in LA. They were unforgettable – Pam, gotta say you have up’ed the avocado with these babies. Nice!

Yada February 8, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Forgot to say that the fried avocado recipe is intriguing. My sister loves avocados so I will have to try this recipe during her next visit.

Yada February 8, 2011 at 1:20 pm

I had to chuckle at your “Relationship Advise” section. I wouldn’t touch Charlie Sheen or Tom Cruise with a ten foot pole, those two guys are really out there. In regards to James Spader that is another story. I met him and his girlfriend and they are both extremely nice people. He has been with his girlfriend for quite a few years now and they are a lovely couple. He had lost a lot of weight and was looking great when he was in NYC. Plus, as far as I am concerned it is a much greater honor to be a lead on Broadway than to be a lead in a movie…and he has now done both.

Pamela February 8, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Oh, make no mistake…I STILL have a mad crush on James Spader. I kept hoping I would run into him when he was shooting Boston Legal, as the studio was very near to my house. I would shop at the Trader Joe’s over there just hoping he’d come in. 😉

Michael / South Bay Foodies February 8, 2011 at 11:43 am

I gotta cook some of these babies right away! WOW!

Oh, and your run-down of former Hollywood heart throbs had me LOLing. Ha! Great advice.

Adryon February 8, 2011 at 10:41 am

At a local Mexican dive here, they stuff a ball of crab and cheese into an avacado half, put the other half back on top, then bread and fry the whole shabang. I’ve always been a little nervous to try it – but these, these will be mine.


Pamela February 8, 2011 at 12:04 pm

That sounds fantastic!!!!

Cookin' Canuck February 8, 2011 at 10:38 am

I’ll be the texture of these is amazing – nice crunch on the outside, soft on the inside. Very original!

Dorothy at Shockinglydelicious February 8, 2011 at 10:21 am

I would sooooooo eat that!
Right now.
And I mean NOW.

What do you think about a little chili powder or smoked paprika in with the panko? Just a thought.

Nancy@acommunaltable February 8, 2011 at 10:12 am

Oh my goodness.. I think I am in love – these are seriously dangerous and are not helping me with my vow to drop a few pounds. But when I spurge, I know exactly what I am making… these!!!

Barbara | VinoLuciStyle February 8, 2011 at 10:05 am

Wow…just wow!

Heather February 8, 2011 at 8:44 am

Oh, my god….this has got to be the ultimate in delicious fried things.

Belinda @zomppa February 8, 2011 at 6:41 am

Those photos are hilarious! But being a fried fan…I love this! Makes me feel healthy eating fries. Nicely done.

MaryMoh February 8, 2011 at 12:38 am

Oh wow…I have not seen something like this…unique and looks so mouth-watering. I can imaging biting into each piece…mmm. I seldom eat deep fried food but I would love to try this one. Thanks very much for sharing.

DIane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} February 7, 2011 at 11:22 pm

They look delicious! Yummy, yummy I wish I had some now.

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