Baked Avocado Fries

Avocado Fries 2

A nutritionist always has avocados on the brain. I’ll bet if you took a poll, more than 90% of us would name avocados as our favourite food.

There are few things more decadent than deep-fried avocado. I recently swooned over the ‘avocado frites’ at Vancouver’s newest vegetarian restaurant, Heirloom. Then the folks over at My Superhero School sent me a vacation snapshot of a fried avocado dish at Cafe Flora, my favourite veg restaurant in Seattle.

I believe anything deep-fried should be a once-in-a-blue-moon treat. Still, I couldn’t get avocado fries off my mind, so I created an amazing baked version.

You’re welcome.

I am so excited about this recipe! The crunch of the cornmeal combined with the smooth avocado deliciosity makes this one a winner.

The only change I would make next time around is the spices – the paprika flavour got a bit lost, so I would replace it with something like onion powder and garlic powder instead.

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Baked Avocado Fries
 
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gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, soy-free, egg-free, five ingredients or less
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 2 to 4
Ingredients
  • 2 small avocados
  • ½ cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot or tapioca flour
  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.
  2. Cut the avocados in half, remove the pit, and peel them. Cut them into lengthwise slices.
  3. In a shallow bowl, mix the vegetable broth and flour. In another shallow bowl, mix the cornmeal, paprika and salt.
  4. Dip an avocado slice into the broth mixture, then dip it into the cornmeal. Coat the avocado slice with cornmeal, patting it gently to make sure the cornmeal sticks, and lay it on the baking sheet. Repeat with remaining slices.
  5. Bake for 22-25 minutes, until the cornmeal is lightly browned and crispy.
  6. Serve hot with a marinara dipping sauce, or another sauce you adore.

 

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14 Responses to Baked Avocado Fries

  1. My French Heaven December 5, 2012 at 11:26 am #

    What a great idea!!

  2. cdanie11e December 5, 2012 at 11:32 am #

    … and I would be one of those 90% hahah! LOVE avocados. Great recipe! I’m going to bookmark this!

  3. Suzanne @ RollWithIt December 5, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    Sounds amazing! I love avocado and I can’t wait to try these!

  4. onesmallvegan December 5, 2012 at 11:34 pm #

    I really don’t know how its possible to not love avocados! I really have got to try these soon!

    And thanks for mentioning Heirloom. I live in the general vicinity of Vancouver and am always glad to put another place on my list of veg-friendly places to try! I hadn’t heard of this one yet.

    • Sondi Bruner December 6, 2012 at 8:32 am #

      Heirloom is at 12th and Granville, and it’s a beautiful space. I recommend checking it out!

  5. Li @ Words and Cake December 6, 2012 at 12:15 am #

    These look so good! I love avocado, and baking instead of frying means I can have these daily, right? :)

  6. Jody Adams December 6, 2012 at 8:09 am #

    how can i add gluten to these?

    • Sondi Bruner December 6, 2012 at 8:34 am #

      It’s not necessary to add gluten to these – it’s a naturally gluten-free recipe, and I don’t think adding gluten would make them any tastier. I guess if you really felt you needed gluten, you could use a glutinous flour instead of cornmeal – but the cornmeal gives these such a fabulous texture.

  7. Sam @vegetarianbreakfastrecipes December 17, 2012 at 7:52 am #

    I have 3 avocados at home. 2 of them are now slated to become fries. Great idea! I love that they are baked not fried.

  8. Cadry's Kitchen (@Cadryskitchen) December 17, 2012 at 8:22 am #

    You’re a genius! I’m always dying to try fried avocado, but like you said, it’s definitely an indulgence. I love that you made a baked version. Must try!

  9. Rhonda-Lee Dagg April 21, 2013 at 6:14 pm #

    Just tried these, added some garlic AND a dash of cayenne as you suggested for a bit more spice. I also subbed the cornmeal with FLAX meal which turned out healthy good. They were ok, different, VERY filling, I would need to find a good dip sauce to go with them though and I think that would be the unhealthy part.

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