Yep, I went there. I made the most delicious, buttery veggie even better! These are really addictive, and so delicious. It's not even funny. I first saw this recipe [the deep fried version] on Circle B Kitchen. If you want to check out her recipe, here it is. Here is what mine looked like:
Sprinkled with parmesan....YUM!
Before I go into the method for cooking these bad boys, I forgot to post pictures of the cutest little man in the world. He got a bath in my kitchen sink last week :)
Rider Matz! My best friend, Betsy, just had this guy a few months ago. He is so sweet and cuddly...I could just eat him up!
Ok now, on to the avocado fries!
Slice 'em up!
Start with the flour, then the egg, and lastly, the panko. Place the fries on a drying rack and then on a cookie sheet.
I sprayed these with olive oil (non-stick spray would also work), so they would brown evenly. After about 20 minutes at 450 degrees and a sprinkling of parmesan, they looked like this:
They were out-of-this-world crunchy, and so soft and buttery on the inside.
**Update 5/2012: Cooking avocado definitely changes the taste of it! This will not taste like fresh avocado, it's much more mellow, so remember to season it liberally. It's great to dip in a mixture of sour cream, lime juice, and chipotle in adobo (the sauce only). It really kicks it up a notch!
Dinner last night was a vegetarian feast! Seared tofu with pineapple-chipotle BBQ sauce, asian-style green beans with almonds, and some yummy avocado fries.
I know I say this all the time, but you can eat so much better at home if you just make the effort- trust me.
BAKED AVOCADO FRIES
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp kosher salt
2 large eggs, beaten
1 1/4 cups panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
2 firm-ripe medium avocados, pitted, peeled, and sliced into 1/2-in. wedges
Grated parmesan for serving (optional)
Preheat oven to 450.
Coat avocado slices in the four, then egg, then panko. Spread on a cooling rack that has been sprayed with non-stick spray, then place on a cookie sheet. Spray the top of the wedges with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, then bake for about 20 minutes at 450, or until they are golden brown (I turned my oven up to 500 for the last 5 minutes).