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