Monday, June 27, 2011

Italian Avocado Fries Recipe



2 large avocados, cut into 6-8 slices lengthwise (for each avocado)
canola oil for frying
2 cups of panko Italian  flavored breadcrumbs
1 egg, beaten
1 cup of flour seasoned with 1/4 teaspoon each, cayenne pepper, black pepper, garlic powder, oregano, basil, parsley, salt and grated parmesan cheese.

Separate flour, egg and  panko Italian breadcrumbs into three bowls.Using a fryer or deep wok style pan,  pour in enough oil for frying and turn  the range to medium heat.

Take one slice of avocado, and coat it in the egg mixture. Then coat it in the flour mixture and then the breadcrumb mixture. it again in the egg, flour and then breadcrumb mixture. Put the avocado piece in once the oil is hot.

Cook avocado until the breadcrumb turns golden brown. These will not take long to cook around 30 seconds on each side, make sure you turn them for even cooking.


Repeat with remaining avocado slices. Serve with fresh salsa to dip in.

Note: I have baked these as well for healthier version. Place on parchment paper and only drizzle with olive oil lightly. Bake at 400 degrees until browned turning once with a spatula.

+claudia lamascolo  Author

45 comments:

Jay said...

this looks so awesome n yummy..I can eat more of it..:P

Tasty Appetite

Federica said...

What an unusual recipe! I never heard anything like this before, it's the first time I see fried avocado. I am very curious. bye, have a great week

Lenia said...

What an original idea!I 'll try it!

Belinda @zomppa said...

You can't just have one!

ARLENE said...

In my next life, I'm going to eat lots of fried food and I'm going to start with avocado.What a brilliant idea! I picture it with a spicy cheese sauce dip.

Joanne said...

I love it! What a unique way to enjoy avocado.

Ann said...

Very original - I've never heard of fried avocado...and I love avocado!

Anonymous said...

This sounds awesome!! I'm so hungry now, gonna have to try this with dinner tonight!!

Pretend Chef said...

Say no more when avocado is a part of something. Sold! I've actually never had fried avocados before and have seen a similiar recipe. I can't wait to give these a try sometime. Yummy!

bakingdevils said...

Avocado fries! highly unusual....sounds nice - worth a try for a special evening...

Lizzy said...

OH, wow, Claudia! I've never thought of breading an avocado, but I'm all in favor of it after seeing your decadent fries! What a treat!

Ellie said...

Breading and frying an avocado, what can be more delishious!!

Mary said...

These sound delicious. I've never had avocado served this way. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Cookin' Canuck said...

I have to try these, Claudia. What a fun way to enjoy avocado.

Catherine said...

Dear Claudia, Who would have thought!!! It sounds delicious. Blessings, Catherine xo

Parsley Sage said...

Fascinating recipe! That looks delicious. I've got an avocado on my counter just about ripe that I think might be destined for 'fry-hood'

Blackswan said...

How clever of u to use Avocado, Claudia! Love it :)

Oh, do chk my latest on Amazing Kitchen Tips (Part II)! Let me know if u've tried any of it :)

Roxana GreenGirl said...

Hi Claudia,
it's the first time I hear about fried avocado and I love the idea. Can't wait to try it.
Thanks for sharing

kankana said...

This is new to me and I would love to try it. Avocado is one of my fav fruit and i only eat it in salad or dip. This looks delicious.

My Little Space said...

Deep fried avocado! This sounds amazingly good. Have never thought of making it this way. Thanks so mcuh for sharing. Hope you're haivng a great week ahead, dear.
Blessings, Kristy

purabi naha said...

Your photos look just great and I am definitely intrigued! Loved your collection of recipes and everything about this blog. Frying avocados is a fantastic idea...

Shelby said...

I'm sure I would love this! I love anything with avocado!
Just as an FYI I had a hard time getting on your page this morning. It was taking a very long time.

Lilly said...

Fried avocado sounds great, how can anything fried be bad for you! I always eat it with some sugar, but this sounds good as well. Need to try it on day.

Adora's Box said...

I just love avocados but never knew they can be cooked. So lovely.

Boulder Locavore said...

Claudia! These are simply visionary. Would never in a thousand years have thought of this and they sound divine. Thank you!

Eliotseats said...

I've had a fried avocado taco that was out of this world. I will try your version in a taco and see how it is (an Italian inspired version!!! :)) Thanks for sharing!

Emily Malloy said...

Claudia!!! This is amaaaazing.

Mother Rimmy said...

You are so creative! This is definitely a people pleasing recipe for sure!

Lo-mo said...

Neat idea! Avacodos are so tasty. I am liking this idea. must try it!

Chaya said...

Drat. I just came back from the store. If only, I had checked this before. Next time. I would love to make this. I usually keep avocado in the house because it is so versatile but I never saw it, presented like this. Good work.

VE said...

I'm totally stealing this idea. My wife loves avocados (and so do I).

Erin said...

Did you really just bread and fry an avocado? I think that might be just the best thing that I have read in awhile! I LOVE avocados!! Thanks Claudia!

Becka (The Elegant Eggplant) said...

Never thought to do that before. Very creative, and they look delish!

mywanderingspoon said...

Claudia this is seriously good recipe...bravo:)

Magic of Spice said...

These are soooooo amazingly fantastic...I have to try one of these soon :)
Hope you are having a great week

peachkins said...

I haven't tried avocado fries! It looks wonderful!

redkathy said...

Hey GF I'm interested to know more about these. They sound delish. These were Florida avocado I assume. Did they retain their firmness? I so want to try them.

Deborah Dowd said...

This looks worth getting out the oil to fry- I love avocados and am always looking for something new to do with them!

elisabeth@foodandthriftfinds said...

Wow...and wow! Claudia, you're a genius when it comes to inventing orginal ideas. I bet it's so melt-in-your mouth delicious...you just want to savor the goodness of this yummy avocado treat.
Thanks for sharing:DDD

Victoria said...

I've seen fried avocados done once I think and I can't believe I haven't tried it yet myself!! Deep frying one of my favorite things in life?? Yes please!!

Kate@Diethood said...

Fried avocado!? OH MY GOODNESS!!! YUM!

Reeni said...

OMG these sound so stinkin' good Claudia! Adding avocados to my shopping list for tomorrow!

Sandra said...

Very very different recipe and very interesting.

Angela FRS said...

These look SO GOOD! I must try them. Great new thing to do with avocados.

RavieNomNoms said...

What a great idea!! I love avocado SO much...this is right in my wheelhouse! hehe