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Air Fryer Avocado Fries

Perfectly crispy on the outside with a creamy inside, these Air Fryer Avocado Fries are terrific served alongside a simple spicy ranch dip.

Avocado fries with spicy dipping sauce
Nick Evans

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!

Air fryer avocado slices on a blue plate with dipping sauce
Nick Evans

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.

Air Fryer Avocado Fries
Nick Evans

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.

Air fryer avocado slices
Nick Evans

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

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 33 mins
Servings 30 fries

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

  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.

    Sliced avocado on a blue plate for air fryer avocado fries
    Nick Evans
  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.

    Coating for air fryer avocado fries
    Nick Evans
    Breading for baked avocado fries in the air fryer
    Nick Evans
  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.

    Bread avocado fries in the air fryer
    Nick Evans
    Avocado fries in the air fryer
    Nick Evans
  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!

    Air Fryer Avocado Fries
    Nick Evans