We’re only a few weeks away from introducing Claire bear to food. Avocados can be one of her first foods. However, I have very little experience with avocados. I usually buy the pre-made guacamole from the store. I think the last time I made it myself was back in college during Spanish class. I had to give directions on making guacamole in Spanish. I’m happy to tell you I got an A But I don’t think I could do it in Spanish now…
So I decided to try out a different type of avocado recipe and give myself some experience with this fruit/veggie.
Baked Avocado Fries
Source: Beth Cooks
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1 1/4 cups panko (I used rice cereal)
- 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
Conclusion: I liked them, my husband hated them. He found them very bland and the texture just wasn’t right for him. So I was left with an entire plate of avocado fries to dissect. I loved the crunchy outside and tender inside. But they were a bit bland. I needed to add more salt. These also needed a dipping sauce. The original blogger suggested a chipotle sauce and I totally agree with her. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any on hand so I used thousand island dressing (not my best decision). If I were to make them again, I would make sure I have dipping sauce. I love how these are a healthy option to replace fries. But I will not be making these again since my husband hated them. Bummer…
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This post was written by email@example.com on March 13, 2013