Avocado fries are the perfect mix of crispy and creamy. Who knew that when you take slices of avocado, bread them, and then fry them in an air fryer, you end up with a snack that’s so good I still can’t believe everyone isn’t eating them all the time. If you like guacamole and chips, you’ll love these!
The Trick For Great Avocado Fries
Avocado fries are just what they sound like: strips of avocado that are breaded (I like using panko breadcrumbs) and then fried. They’re traditionally baked or made in a deep fryer, but they work great in the air fryer!
The trick to good avocado fries is all about which avocados you use. You should use slightly under-ripe avocados for avocado fries. Not completely firm, but not soft. If they are ripe enough for guacamole, they are too ripe for avocado fries.
The perfect avocado for avocado fries will give very slightly to pressure and be green underneath the stem or cap. It should not be mushy at all.
Why You Should Use an Air Fryer For Avocado Fries
Air frying is perfect for avocado fries because it quickly crisps the exterior of the “fry” and makes it crunchy and browned – all without overcooking the inside and turning the avocado to mush.
It’s also fast and easy. While one avocado air-fries, you can bread the next one and be ready to fry when the first batch is done. Just remember it always helps to spray your air fryer basket with a little nonstick spray to prevent sticking.
No Air Fryer? How To Bake Avocado Fries
If you don’t have an air fryer, no worries! Just spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray, and then bake the avocado slices at 350˚F for around 12 minutes, or until they are golden brown.
What to Serve with Avocado Fries
A sprinkle of coarse salt and a squeeze of lime juice is nice, but optional, as these avocado fries are great on their own. If you want a dip, though, I like to serve them with spicy ranch, or as it’s known in my kitchen, a simple mix of ranch dressing and sriracha hot sauce.
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Air Fryer Avocado Fries Recipe
- 3 slightly under-ripe avocados
- 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 large eggs, whisked
- Nonstick spray for air fryer
- Coarse salt, optional
- Fresh lime juice, optional
For the dipping sauce:
- 1/2 cup ranch dressing, store-bought or homemade
- 2 tablespoons sriracha
1 Slice the avocados: Cut the avocados in half and remove the pits. Use a large spoon to scoop out each avocado half in one piece. Slice each half into 5 slices, lengthwise.
2 Make the panko mixture and dip the avocados: In a medium bowl, stir together panko breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, and black pepper. Whisk eggs together in a separate bowl. Dip each avocado slice in egg and then coat well with panko mixture.
3 Fry the avocado slices: Spray the air fryer basket with nonstick spray. Place as many avocado fries as possible, without touching, into the air fryer basket. You should be able to fit a whole avocado (10 fries). Air fry the fries at 350˚F for 3 minutes per side. They should be crispy and golden brown. Repeat with the remaining batches.
Alternatively, bake the avocado slices in a 350˚F oven for 10-12 minutes, or until they're golden brown.
4 Serve: Let the fries cool briefly before serving. Sprinkle with salt and lime juice, if desired, or serve with the dipping sauce. Cooked avocado fries don't keep very well, so only cook as many as you intend to eat!
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