Avocado Fries {and Avocado Tacos}

October 20, 2021

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Avocado Fries – They are are one of the best things you can make with fresh avocados! It’s a simple process of breading avocado slices, then I’ve shared options to fry or bake them until they’re golden brown and perfectly crisp.

Eat them on their own or there’s also a recipe included to use them as a tasty taco filling.

Avocado Fries

Versatile Avocado Fries

You’ll love the crispy crunchy exterior and creamy rich interior along with that hint of seasoned flavor found in these avocado fries.

They are such a delicious appetizer, side dish, or with a few additions can be converted into a main dish.

You can enjoy them on their own, serve with a dip, or use them in vegetarian tacos, breakfast tacos, tostadas, or salads.

My favorite way to use them is the taco option. It’s a fun take on a classic and has such a nice variety of textures and crave-able flavors!

Some may think a vegetarian taco can be boring but these are anything but! No one will miss the meat in the slightest.

A delicious dish to learn how to make and a restaurant quality recipe you can enjoy at home! It’s one of those things you’ll soon have on repeat.

Three avocado tacos shown on a blue platter from above. Tacos are made with avocado fries, tomatoes, cabbage, cilantro sauce, cheese and black beans.

Avocado Fries Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 large (8.5 oz each) avocados, firm but just ripe
  • 6 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp each ground cumin, chili powder, and salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 2 cups vegetable oil, or vegetable oil cooking spray if using baking option
  • Cilantro lime sauce ingredients (optional, listed in recipe box below)
  • Taco ingredients (optional if opting to make tacos with them, listed below as well)

Photo of ingredients to make avocado fries.

How to Make Avocado Fries

The Breading Process and Frying Avocado Fries

  1. Whisk flour and seasonings: In a small shallow dish whisk together flour, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper.
  2. Separately mix eggs: In a second shallow dish whisk together eggs.
  3. Pour panko into another dish: Then to a third shallow shallow dish add panko breadcrumbs.
  4. Have baking sheets ready: Set a baking sheet to the side for breaded avocado slices. Line a second baking sheet with two layers of paper towels for deep fried avocados, and set aside.
  5. Heat oil in pan: Heat vegetable oil in a 4-quart saute pan or a pot to 360 degrees.
  6. Slice avocados: Cut avocados half (cutting in the center of the avocado from top to bottom). Remove the pit and peel each. Then slice halves into 1/2-inch thick slices which should be 10 slices per each avocado.
  7. Dredge avocado slices in flour: Working with about 5 avocado slices at a time dredge each into flour to coat boat sides entirely, shake or tap excess off.
  8. Coat in egg: Transfer to egg mixture, turn to coat well (I found turning to coat both sides twice worked best). Lift and let excess egg run off.
  9. Cover with panko: Transfer to panko then turn and coat, while pressing panko to adhere well on both sides. Transfer to the unlined baking sheet and repeat process to coat all slices.
  10. Fry until golden brown: Carefully add half the avocado slices to the preheated oil (10) then fry until golden brown on bottom, about 1 minute. Turn and fry until golden brown on opposite side, about 1 minute longer.
  11. Drain avocado fries: Remove slices with tongs or a spider skimmer and let excess oil drip back into pan. Transfer to paper towel lined baking sheet to drain. Season with a little salt to taste.
  12. Repeat process with remaining avocado slices. Serve warm with dipping sauce.

Collage of eight images showing how to bread avocado slices then deep fry in a skillet to make fries. Avocado fries draining on paper towel lined baking sheet.

How to Bake Avocado Fries

  1. Prepare oven: Transfer oven rack to upper 1/3 of the oven. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Coat avocado slices: Dredge avocado slices in flour mixture, egg and panko as directed above (in steps 1 – 3 and steps 6 – 9).
  3. Place on baking sheet: Transfer coated avocado slices to a greased 18 by 13-inch baking sheet (preferably a dark one if you have it). Spray tops with olive oil cooking spray.
  4. Bake until browned: Bake in preheated oven 11 minutes, then if needed broil until golden brown, about 1 minute (keep a very close eye on them while broiling).

Can they be made in the air fryer?

Yes avocado fries also work well cooked in the air fryer!

  • To do so prepare and coat them as directed.
  • Spray them with olive oil cooking spray.
  • Cook on greased air fryer basket with the air fryer set at 375 for about 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  • Work in batches to prevent overcrowding as needed.

Avocado fries baking on a baking sheet in the oven.

How to Make Fried Avocado Tacos

  1. Fry avocado fries as directed above (or bake): For the tacos you’ll prepare the avocado fries and the cilantro lime yogurt sauce.
  2. Gather taco ingredient: You’ll need 8 corn tortillas (warmed), 1 (15 oz.) can black beans (warmed and drained), 1 cup shredded cabbage, 2 diced Roma tomatoes, and 3/4 cup feta cheese.
  3. Assemble tacos: Layer avocado fries over tortillas then add toppings.

Collage of two images showing creamy cilantro sauce before and after mixing.

How long do they keep?

  • Avocados fries don’t keep for long. They are best eaten shortly after they are prepared for several reasons.
  • The breading wont be crisp the next day and the avocados will brown in the fridge since they are sliced and exposed to air.

Helpful Tips

  • Use best tasting, good quality avocados. They will only taste as good as the avocado you begin with.
  • The texture of the avocados is also key. They shouldn’t be soft and mushy but obviously not too firm or they aren’t ripe yet.
  • Be sure to preheat oil to the proper temperature or the breading will soak up too much of it if it’s not hot enough. On the other hand monitor that it doesn’t get too hot or the breading will burn.
  • Use a deep fry thermometer to watch and maintain the oil temperature. Be sure to bring oil back up to temp between batches.
  • Serve shortly after preparing for best taste and texture.

Avocado fries shown piled on a platter from a side angle.

Possible Variations

  • Make them spicy. Add cayenne pepper to the flour seasoning, or finish them with Mexican hot sauce.
  • Try another dipping sauce of choice.
  • Add other spices. Garlic powder, coriander, ancho or chipotle powder are all good options.
  • Use the baking or frying option. Both are delicious, fried are just richer and a little crispier.
  • To make them healthier opt to go with the baking option and use whole wheat panko bread crumbs.
  • Serve as an appetizer or use as a main dish.

Close up photo of breaded fried avocado slices, shown overhead.

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Avocado Fries {and Avocado Tacos}

These are are one of the best things to make with fresh avocados! It's a simple process of breading avocado slices then I've shared options to fry or bake them. Serve as an appetizer or use as a taco filling.
Servings: 5
Prep25 minutes
Cook5 minutes
Ready in: 30 minutes

Ingredients

Avocado Fries

  • 2 large (8.5 oz each) avocados, firm but just ripe
  • 6 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt, then more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 2 cups vegetable oil, or vegetable oil cooking spray if using baking option

Cilantro Lime Yogurt Sauce

  • 3/4 cup whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 tsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp chipotle pepper (optional for spicy)

Instructions

For the Sauce

  • Whisk together all sauce ingredients and season with salt and pepper to taste. Let rest at room temperature while preparing avocado fries (no more than 1 hour).

For the Avocado Fries (Frying Instructions)

  • In a small shallow dish whisk together flour, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper.
  • In a second shallow dish whisk together eggs.
  • Then to a third shallow shallow dish add panko breadcrumbs.
  • Set a baking sheet to the side (for the breaded avocado slices). Line a second baking sheet with two layers of paper towels (for deep fried avocados), and set aside.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a 4-quart saute pan or a pot to 360 degrees.
  • Cut avocados in half (cutting in the center of the avocado from top to bottom). Remove the pit and peel each. Then slice the halves into 1/2-inch thick slices which should be 10 slices per each avocado.
  • Working with about 5 avocado slices at a time dredge each into flour to coat boat sides entirely, shake or tap excess off.
  • Transfer to egg mixture, turn to coat well (I found turning to coat both sides twice worked best). Lift and let excess egg run off.
  • Transfer to panko then turn and coat, while pressing panko to adhere well on both sides. Transfer to the unlined baking sheet and repeat process to coat all slices.
  • Carefully add half the avocado slices to the preheated oil (10) then fry until golden brown on bottom, about 1 minute. Turn and fry until golden brown on opposite side, about 1 minute longer.
  • Remove slices with tongs or a spider skimmer and let excess oil drip back into pan. Transfer to paper towel lined baking sheet to drain. Season with a little salt to taste.
  • Repeat process with remaining avocado slices. Serve warm with dipping sauce.

Notes

  • Nutrition estimate is based on frying method and on portions of dredging ingredients remaining. I had 3 Tbsp panko remaining, 3 Tbsp egg, 1/4 cup flour+some salt, and about 3.5 Tbsp oil was absorbed. But keep in mind these can vary.
  • Estimate is based on approx. 4 slices plus 3 Tbsp dip. Taco ingredients not included.
  • Avocado fries are best served shortly after preparing. They don't keep very well.

Baking Instructions

  • Transfer oven rack to upper 1/3 of the oven. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Dredge avocado slices in flour mixture, egg and panko as directed above (in steps 1 - 3 and steps 6 - 9).
  • Transfer coated avocado slices to a greased 18 by 13-inch baking sheet (preferably a dark one if you have it). Spray tops with olive oil cooking spray.
  • Bake in preheated oven 11 minutes, then if needed broil until golden brown, about 1 minute (keep a very close eye on them while broiling).

Fried/Baked Avocado Tacos

  • For the tacos you'll prepare the avocado fries and cilantro lime yogurt sauce as directed.
  • You'll also need: 8 (8-inch) corn tortillas warmed, 1 (15 oz) can black beans warmed and drained (optional), 1 cup shredded cabbage, 2 diced roma tomatoes, and 3/4 cup feta cheese
  • Layer all ingredients over tortillas and serve right away.
Nutrition Facts
Avocado Fries {and Avocado Tacos}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 348 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 304mg13%
Potassium 632mg18%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 866IU17%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition values are estimates only. See full disclaimer here.