Happy Fryday, friends! For today’s treat, I’m sharing a healthier take on the fried Avocado Fries from a few weeks back. Crunchy avocados have since become a favorite snack of mine, but frying isn’t always a great option for both health and convenience reasons. Turns out, the baked stuff is very truly just as tasty and really easy too. So ladies, you really can have it all! If only life were that simple.
I’m going to spare you the complete play-by-play this time around, because the instructions look a lot like they did with the fried recipe.
The only real differences with these are that they’re baked (duh), and that I made up for the missing fried taste that I love so much by adding more garlic salt and a dash of Old Bay seasoning. I’m all about giving things that little extra kick.
Especially when it comes to dipping sauces. I served mine with my go-to spicy ranch dip, because I’m a creature of habit.
To make it: combine ⅓ cup ranch dressing and 1 to 2 teaspoons hot sauce. I’m partial to Frank’s Red Hot. Mix and dip away. It’s the best.
So are these. Enjoy! TGIFryday!
Wishing you a happy and sunny Labor Day weekend. Let’s all agree that the summer isn’t over until the September equinox. None of this Labor Day unofficial-end-to-summer stuff. Cool? Thanks, team.
- 2 avocados
- ½ cup flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup panko bread crumbs
- ¾ teaspoon garlic salt
- ½ teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
- olive oil spray
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spray with olive oil spray and set aside.
- Cut and peel avocados. Slice lengthwise.
- In three shallow bowls, place flour in the first, whisk together the eggs in the second, and in the third bowl, mix together the panko bread crumbs, garlic salt and Old Bay seasoning.
- Working one at a time, coat avocado slices in the flour, dip into the egg, then coat in Panko mixture. Set coated avocado slices on baking sheet.
- Once they're all on there, spray with olive oil spray.
- Bake for 10 minutes, then flip each avocado slice over and bake for another 5 minutes or until golden.
- Enjoy warm with a side of spicy ranch dip.
- To make spicy ranch, combine ⅓ cup ranch dressing with 1-2 teaspoons of hot sauce like Frank's Red Hot.