Healthy & Diet Recipes Baked Avocado Fries
3 ripe (but not overripe) avocados ½ cup all-purpose flour Salt and black pepper 2 eggs – see Notes for substitute to veganize 1½ cups panko breadcrumbs 1 Tbsp butter or margarine, melted ½ tsp garlic powder ½ tsp onion powder ½ tsp paprika ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper Cooking spray
1- Preheat oven to 450 F. Line a baking sheet with foil and place a wire rack on the sheet. Set aside.
2- Slice avocados lengthwise – for three avocados, you’ll get 20-22 fries.
3- Set up three bowls in an “assembly line” (prepare your best Laverne and Shirley routine). In the first bowl, place the ½ cup of flour and add a pinch of salt and a few grinds of black pepper.
4- Crack the eggs into the middle bowl and beat lightly.
5- In the last bowl, combine the panko and melted butter and mix with your fingers to coat. Add garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper and stir to combine.
6- Dredge each avocado slice through the flour, and then the beaten egg. Coat thoroughly with the panko and place on the wire rack. Spray lightly with cooking spray.
7- Bake for 20-25 minutes, until panko is lightly browned. Cool for about ten minutes and serve with dipping sauce of choice.