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Avocado Fries

Julian Rodarte

With a delicious richness and satisfying crunch, avocado fries just may be a superior fry alternative.

Avocado Fries
Servings:

serving time2

Ingredients

  • 2 avocados

  • Tempura flour

  • 1 to 2 cups water

  • Oil, for frying

  • Hummus and ranch, for serving

Instructions

  1. Cut avocados in half, peel away the skin, and cut each half into 6 equal pieces. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with wax paper and place in freezer for about 30 minutes.

  2. In a mixing bowl, combine water and tempura batter. Whisk until mostly combined but still has a few lumps.

  3. In a deep-sided pot over medium-high heat, add oil and bring to frying temperature.

  4. Dip each avocado slice in the tempura batter and then lower into the hot oil. Cook until browned and crispy.

  5. Remove to a plate lined with paper towels to drain. Sprinkle with salt, and serve with hummus or ranch.

Avocado Fries
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Transcript

- Two of my favorite snacks of all times, avocados and French fries. So what happens when you combine the two? You get avocado French fries. Yes, that's right. What I'm gonna do is I'm gonna take the top of this and I'm just gonna slice a little piece of the tip off, just like that. And then that's gonna allow it to peel away, just like that. All right, so it's important when we cut our avocados to think about the finished product, the finished product being the avocado fries. We don't wanna be too thin 'cause they'll break. We don't wanna be too big because they won't maintain that nice crunch and they'll be too creamy. So what we wanna do is we're gonna cut it from top to bottom, in half. And then, again, one more time, in half. And now we have quarters, and then we're gonna just do that exact same thing again. So super simple, super easy. Just cutting 'em in half, in half, in half, every time. What we're actually gonna do is after we cut these avocados we're going to freeze them. That way they're a little more durable and they're not going to break on us when we start to batter them. You wanna leave 'em in the freezer for about 30 minutes. The avocados are frozen solid, exactly how we need them to be. So now we're gonna make the tempura batter. We have water and the tempura flour. So add the water first. Mentioning about tempura batter, you actually don't wanna over whisk it. You wanna keep a little bit of chunks in there. So don't feel like it has to be a perfect little batter. Kinda like if you would imagine pancake batter. You keep it a little bit chunky and that's good to go. Gonna sprinkle in a little bit of tempura just to make sure my oil is ready. And once it starts bubbling you know you're good to go. So now we're gonna start battering our avocados. One hand you keep dry, one hand you keep wet. And throw these in there. Beautiful! You wanna kinda just float them in. Don't drop them and create a big splash of hot oil. So you know they're done when the texture and the consistency of the tempura batter is at that crispy point you're looking for. You'll also know because they start to bubble a lot less. All right. Check that out. Crispy avocado French fries. All right we've got all of our avocado fries. They are out of the fryer. And plate 'em up in this nice bowl. I've got some delicious dips to go with them. I've got some hummus and Ranch. I love hummus. And if you wanna keep it somewhat of a vegan appetizer, snack option, definitely a perfect thing to have it with is hummus. All right. Goes with a little bit of salt, and we are good to go. All right I have to try these. Mm! I'm telling you, once you've had avocado French fries you're never gonna want a regular French fries again. It totally spoils you. Delicious richness, nice crunch. I'm sorry potato, you're good, but the avocado, it's the king.