Learn how to make Avocado Fries that are coated in a delightful tortilla chip crust and then baked in the oven for a healthy, gluten-free and dairy-free side dish or appetizer! This avocado fries recipe will give you a perfectly crispy coating and a soft avocado-filled center.
Avocado Fries… Better Than Traditional!
Crispy and crunchy on the outside, perfectly creamy and avocado-ey on the inside… who needs regular potato fries when you have avocado fries?!
These tortilla-crusted fries completely changed my mind on the typical french fry. Not only are they made with good-for-you avocados, but they are also baked instead of deep fried, gluten-free, and dairy-free. That’s a win-win-win in the health department!
Being a bit skeptical when I first saw a picture of avocado fries, I decided to give them a go anyways. Half expecting them to just come out a mushy mess, I was pleasantly surprised when they had a very similar texture to a traditional deep fried french fry! These are perfect to serve as a side dish with dinner, or as an appetizer at a party.
Now that I have pleaded the case of choosing baked avocado fries over the traditional french fry let’s learn how to make avocado fries, the three bowls of ingredients you will need, a few delicious dipping sauces, and the best way to reheat these fries for leftovers.
How to Make Avocado Fries
Preparing and baking avocado fries is a simple process that only requires a few ingredients and steps. These delightful bites of avocado bliss are actually healthier for you, too, since they are baked instead of fried!
Avocado Fries Recipe:
- Choose unripened avocados and cut into 8 slices.
- Coat each avocado slice with starch, an egg wash, and a tortilla chip crust.
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and place avocado slices in a single layer.
- Bake avocado fries in a 425 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.
How to Choose The Best Avocados
For this particular avocado fries recipe you will want to choose avocados that have the following characteristics:
- Slightly firm to the touch and no soft spots.
- Not completely ripe.
- Smooth, black skin with as little bumps as possible.
- Remove the small ball, or stem, at the top of the avocado. If it is green, then you have a good avocado. If it is brown, it is not-so-good.
Cook’s Tip: Unlike when choosing avocados for guacamole, you do not want the avocados to be too ripe. If already ripe, it will make your avocado fries assembly rather messy and you will end up with mushy avocado fries instead of crispy.
Three Bowls of Ingredients
Now that you have selected your avocados, it is time to move on to the three bowls of ingredients that will be used to coat these avocado slices:
- Starch – my personal preference is tapioca starch. However, you can use arrowroot starch or corn starch.
- Egg wash – The second bowl consists of an egg and a little milk that has been whisked together. This egg wash is crucial in ensuring the tortilla chip coating stays adhered to the avocados.
- Crushed tortilla chips and seasonings – Make sure you FINELY crush the tortilla chips. The smaller the pieces the easier they will stick to the avocados.
What Kind of Tortilla Chips?
The best kind of tortilla chips to use for these fries are made by Beanitos. They are naturally gluten-free and are made from beans instead of corn. The restaurant style works great since you can season them up as you wish. The nacho flavored and lime flavored would also work equally as well!
If you are unable to find Beanitos tortilla chips, no worries! You can still make this avocado fries recipe with another brand of tortilla chips. Try to find a more fragile tortilla chip (like Santita’s or Xochitl) instead of a really sturdy chip. This will ensure your coating gets finely crushed and will coat the avocado slices easily.
Dipping Sauces for Avocado Fries
Now that you have your fries that have been baked to crispy, golden perfection, what type of sauce pairs well with them? These are some of my personal favorite dipping sauces for avocado fries:
- Ketchup – Seriously. It’s the best dipping sauce for just about ANYTHING!
- Marinara sauce – Another awesome tomato-based sauce option.
- Salsa – A mild or medium salsa would taste great with these fries.
- Aioli or mayonnaise – If you like your french fries dipped in mayo, this might be your favorite option!
Can I Reheat Them?
Yes! You absolutely can reheat avocado fries. The best way to maintain their crispy coating is to return them to a 350 degree oven or toaster oven for 10-15 minutes, or until heated through. Microwaving them is NOT recommended and will likely result in mushy instead of crispy fries.
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Avocado Fries Recipe
Learn how to make Avocado Fries that are coated in a delightful tortilla chip crust and then baked in the oven for a healthy, gluten-free and dairy-free side dish or appetizer!
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Cut each avocado in half, remove the pit and skin, and then slice the avocados into 8 slices.
Place tapioca starch, ¼ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper into one bowl and mix until well combined.
Place egg and milk in another bowl and whisk until combined.
Put crushed chips, cumin, paprika, ¼ teaspoon pepper and ½ teaspoon salt in a third bowl and toss until mixed.
First coat avocado slices in tapioca starch bowl, then egg wash, and then coat each slice with the tortilla chip mixture. Do this until all avocado slices are used.
Place coated avocado slices on a parchment paper-lined baking dish. Spritz each slice with non-stick cooking spray.
Bake avocado fries for 10-12 minutes. Serve immediately and enjoy!
- Select avocados that are still firm to the touch and not fully ripened for best results.
- You can also use arrowroot starch or corn starch in place of the tapioca starch.
- If you cannot find Beanito's chips, no worries! Try to find a more fragile tortilla chip (like Santita's or Xochitl) instead of a really sturdy chip. This will ensure your coating gets finely crushed and will coat the avocado slices easily.