Boy, do I have a treat for you guys today!
Fried avocado slices. They’re delicious. They’re healthy(ish). And they’re totally what you’re going to be serving your guests on Saturday as they down copious amounts of margaritas.
It all started as I was scraping the last bit of avocado from its shell while humming the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme song. It happens every time. Just ask GamerMan…
ANYWAYS, it was then that I realized I’d eaten at least three avocados that week and they’d all either been on salads or sandwiches. Talk about uninspiring. So I ran to the interwebs and stumbled upon this gem from Sunset which called for breading and frying avocado slices.
It’s like all my favorite things rolled into one! BINGO.
Go get yourself a bucket of avocados – we’re gonna par-tay!
(serves 6 – from Sunset)
Canola oil for frying
1/4 cup AP flour
About 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
2 large eggs, beaten
1 1/4 cups Panko bread crumbs
2 firm-ripe medium avocados, pitted, peeled, and sliced into 1/2-in. wedges
Preheat oven to 200F. In a medium saucepan, heat 1 1/2 in. oil to 375F.
Meanwhile, mix flour and salt in a shallow plate. Put eggs and panko in separate shallow plates. Dip avocado in flour, shaking off excess. Dip in egg, then Panko to coat. Set on 2 plates in a single layer.
Fry a quarter of avocado slices at a time until deep golden, 30 to 60 seconds. Transfer slices to a plate lined with paper towels. Keep warm in oven while cooking remaining avocados. Season to taste (pair them with Sriracha for an extra punch!)