Sliced avocado, coated in breadcrumbs and baked until crispy. These Avocado Fries are easy to make, taste delicious and are perfect for the whole family.
Great for the Whole Family!
- Baby – I first made these fries when my youngest was around 6 or 7 months. He struggled to pick up pieces of avocado and even though I tried presenting it in different ways, (using a crinkle cutter and leaving the skin on), he still found it too slippery. He had no issues with these fries though – the crumb provides good grip.
- Child – Although I first made these to give to my baby, my eldest LOVED them! He was four at the time. I recently re-shot the photos for this post and both boys still love them (now age 7 & 4). Kids really do love finger foods, especially if they come with a dip!
- Adult – Soft in the centre and crispy on the outside these fries are certainly addictive. I love them seasoned well and served with a creamy sriracha dip.
How To Make Avocado Fries
Avocado fries are so simple to make and they are a great recipe for getting the kids involved. My kids love recipes that involve coating (like these coconut chicken tenders or these parmesan chicken strips). Although it can get messy, it is a great task for kids and it is good to get them involved).
- Start by halving an avocado, remove the stone and then slice each half lengthways, just to the skin, to form “fries”. Use a large spoon to gently scoop out the slices. Alternately, you can peel back the skin of the avocado if you find that this would be easier.
- To coat the avocado start by rolling each slice in the flour.
- Then dip into the beaten egg.
- Finally, roll in the breadcrumbs.
Place each coated slice on a baking tray and lightly spray with olive oil. Bake for approx. 15-20 mins at 200C / 400F.
Avocado Fries – Ingredient and Cooking Tips and Tricks
- Choosing an Avocado – You want to use lovely ripe avocados for this recipe. To check if your avocado is ripe, place it in the palm of your hand and gently squeeze without applying your fingertips (as this can cause bruising.) Ripe, ready to eat avocados will feel lightly soft but will not feel “mushy” to the touch.
- Add some Flavour – I have kept the coating very plain and add flavour through dips. Want to boost the flavour? Try seasoning the flour and/or breadcrumbs with a little garlic powder, chilli powder, smoked paprika or Cajun seasoning.
- Breadcrumbs – You can use any breadcrumbs, I believe panko breadcrumbs produce the best result and I love the extra crush they provide.
- Want a Darker Coating? – As this finger food is baked, and not fried, the coating isn’t that dark golden brown colour that frying produces. If you have the extra time, you can pre-bake the breadcrumbs, before coating the avocado, to make them beautiful and golden. (I have explained this more (with visuals) in this Salmon Croquette recipe)
What To Serve Avocado Fries With
You can certainly eat these fries plain, and I’m sure babies will be more than happy with that option, however, if you have two minutes then you should really whip up a yummy dip (or dips) to serve with them.
Pictured, I have served the fries with a Smoked Paprika Dip. This is my go-to dip as it takes seconds to prepare and my kids love it. I really should write up a recipe for it to link to. I feature it a lot in my pictures and I get asked for the recipe a lot!
Smoked Paprika Dip (rough measurements)- Mix half a cup of yoghurt, 2-3 tablespoons of mayonnaise and a good shake of smoked paprika together. Add a squeeze of lime, season and serve!
I also love these fries with a Creamy Lime Dip or a Lime and Coriander (cilantro) Dip. Use the same measurements as above but miss out the smoked paprika and add a more lime (to taste) and some freshly chopped coriander (cilantro).
For the adults who love a lot of spice – try adding some Sriracha to your lime dip (to taste) to make a delicious Creamy Sriracha Dip.
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- 2 Avocados
- 1/4 cup (30g) Flour
- 2 Eggs, beaten
- 1 cup (55g) Panko Breadcrumbs
- Olive oil spray
- Preheat oven to 200c / 400f / gas 6
- Half the avocados, remove the stone and then slice each half lengthways, just to the skin, to form "fries". Use a large spoon to gently scoop out the slices. Alternately, you can peel back the skin of the avocado if you find that this would be easier.
- Put flour, egg and breadcrumbs in 3 separate dishes
- Dip the avocado in the flour, followed by egg and then coat in breadcrumbs
- Place on greased baking tray and lightly spray with oil
- Bake for approx 15 mins (until crispy and golden brown)
- Add some Flavour - Want to boost the flavour? Try seasoning the flour and/or breadcrumbs with a little garlic powder, chilli powder, smoked paprika or Cajun seasoning.
- Breadcrumbs - You can use any breadcrumbs, I believe panko breadcrumbs produce the best result and I love the extra crush they provide.
- Want a Darker Coating? - As this finger food is baked, and not fried, the coating isn't that dark golden brown colour that frying produces. If you have the extra time, you can pre-bake the breadcrumbs, before coating the avocado, to make them beautiful and golden