Appetizers

Oven Baked Avocado Fries with Jalapeno Lime Ailoi

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It is to good to be true. The crunch you love of a fry and the creamy goodness of an avocado slice together at last! It has to be the most unbelievably amazing pairing and way to easy to even be called a recipe. I wish I was the brains behind this but just give thanks for my friend Pinterest. I pinned these babies late one night and at that time I don’t think I truly realized what I had stumbled upon. Way better for you then regular “fried” fries or even oven baked fries because they have that “good fat”  (isn’t that a.k.a for- Eat as much as you want??????). Don’t you just love that word- “Good Fat”. Let’s say it one more time before we go on- “Good Fat”……

Want to know how to make them? Do I even need a recipe card? Get this- dip them in flour then egg then Panko- bake! Repeat after me- Flour, Egg, Panko-BAKE! It is really that simple. Now you know I like my southern Cajun spices so if you want to get all fancy you can do what I did and add a dash of paprika and cayenne pepper to the flour and a hint of garlic powder to the Panko but really- must we get so detailed. Just repeat the mantra above and go get you some avocados!

Here is a little trick for cutting avocados into nice pretty slices, cut the avocado in half, remove the pit by gently taking your knife and tapping the seed so that the blade lodges into it. Then give it a slight twist of the wrist and the seed should easily pop out. Usually avocados intended for sandwiches, salads or guacamole are best if very ripe but in order for the avocados to hold up in the baking process make sure you get a nice firm one.

The hidden star of the dish is the Jalapeno Lime Ailoi. I used it a few weeks back with my Fried Shrimp Po-boy and I feel in love with it so much that I knew the aioli would be the perfect accompaniment to these fries. The extra kick of the jalapeno is nice against the creamy green goddess herself and the lime brings some freshness to it. With each bit you get crunch, you get creamy you get fresh and somehow you feel like you are sitting along the beach with your hair blowing in the wind enjoying a nice outdoor appetizer. Just sayin…

Love Cinnamon Rolls? Make sure to stop by my kids site Belleicious Kids for my recent post-Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls with Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Icing! They are phenomenal and the kids will love them- I mean you!

Oven Baked Avocado Fries with Jalapeno Lime Ailoi
 
Ingredients
  • 3 slightly firm avocados
  • 2 tsp cajun seasoning
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp each of kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup flour
Instructions
  1. Remove pit from avocados. Slice and peel. Preheat oven to 450. Spray rack with cooking spray and place on a baking pan.
  2. Mix together the flour with 1 tsp cajun seasoning and the paprika and cayenne pepper. Mix together in a separate bowl the eggs and 1 tsp of cajun seasoning with the salt and pepper. In the third separate bowl mix together the garlic powder and panko. Dip each avocado in the flour then the egg then the panko. Transfer to a the baking rack and cook for 15-20 minutes. Serve with my Jalapeno Lime Ailo

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50 Comments

  1. shuhan

    Thisis such a good idea! I can just imagine it, crispy on the outside, and creamy on the inside. And a perfect way to use the avocados that I slice into too early and find them too firm for making dips or to use in sandwiches (:

    25 . Jun . 2012
    • Kitchen Belleicious

      you read my mind. that is exactly what happens to me. I slice them and realize they are not ripe enough and end up throwing them away but not anymore! hope you enjoy them

      26 . Jun . 2012
  2. val

    Can I come over for lunch?

    25 . Jun . 2012
    • Kitchen Belleicious

      only if you bring your cherry bruschetta

      26 . Jun . 2012
  3. Kavi

    Wow!!! That is just brilliant! 🙂 Love the beautiful pictures!

    25 . Jun . 2012
    • Kitchen Belleicious

      thanks my friend!

      26 . Jun . 2012
  4. Eva

    This looks seriously good Jessica. I haven’t seen many hot avocado recipes, but the flavours in this one sound like we would love it. Always on the look out for healthier appi options. thanks

    25 . Jun . 2012
    • Kitchen Belleicious

      actually i should have mentioned that I don’t usually like my avocados hot either so after baking them i let them sit for a little while to room temp. it was the best of both worlds

      26 . Jun . 2012
  5. Jed Gray (sportsglutton)

    I’ve heard of people baking or deep frying avocado before and for some reason can’t wrap my head around it. Definitely going to have to give it a try now though…and the jalopeno ailoi sounds perfect.

    25 . Jun . 2012
    • Kitchen Belleicious

      well wrap away because you must try this. i know you would love it

      26 . Jun . 2012
  6. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking

    Oh now I am going to have to try these real soon!! They look awesome and I am a big avocado fan!

    25 . Jun . 2012
    • Kitchen Belleicious

      thanks alicia!

      26 . Jun . 2012
  7. Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen

    These sound out of this world. Can’t wait to try them. Who doesn’t love panko crumbs? I bet they were fabulous with the aioli.
    Sam

    25 . Jun . 2012
    • Kitchen Belleicious

      i agree, who doesn’t love panko. i don’t think they would be half as good with just regular breadcrumbs so if you try them make sure to use panko

      26 . Jun . 2012
  8. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

    Perfect timing! I have a bag of avocados I’ve been staring at wondering what to do with.

    25 . Jun . 2012
    • Kitchen Belleicious

      perfect timing indeed. See, i read your mind and knew you had some ready to use! LOL!

      26 . Jun . 2012
  9. yummychunklet

    YUM! That ailoli looks like a fantastic dip for these avocado fries!

    25 . Jun . 2012
  10. kitchen flavours

    OMG! This looks so delicious! The perfect ADSF, All-Day-Snacking-Food! Very creative of you! Yum!

    26 . Jun . 2012
    • Kitchen Belleicious

      ohh i am liking that phrase ADSF! I must use that more often and yes they are perfect for that. have the good fat remember! LOL!

      26 . Jun . 2012
  11. Mandy - The Complete Cook Book

    Oh la la Belle – these looks incredible. I bet for those who don’t like the idea of “hot” avo can eat these cold too – delicious!
    Plus, I am all for the good fat…
    🙂 Mandy

    26 . Jun . 2012
    • Kitchen Belleicious

      believe it or not I actually had a few leftovers that I ate the next day cold and they were just as good as when hot. next i am thinking i should put them in a salad

      26 . Jun . 2012
  12. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    I have one avocado left… I either try with one for now or wait till I get more. Either way I can’t wait to try these delicious avocado fries! YUM!!!!

    26 . Jun . 2012
    • Kitchen Belleicious

      thanks Nami! I know you would love these and i would love to see what kind of spin you would do with them. your so clever

      26 . Jun . 2012
  13. Bree

    Amazing!!!!!

    26 . Jun . 2012
  14. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    Ain’t they just AMAZING! I love your jalapeno lime ailoi. Well done!

    26 . Jun . 2012
    • Kitchen Belleicious

      thanks angie! I appreciate it!

      26 . Jun . 2012
  15. kankana

    You have no idea how happy this post made me! I ave 3 avocado and I wanted to eat it in some fancy way. This sounds just perfect and when you say ‘in the oven’ .. that makes me more happy 🙂

    26 . Jun . 2012
    • Kitchen Belleicious

      so glad to make you happy but you just made me happy to by seeing that you have a new post up! I have been missing them! So glad your back- headed to see u now

      26 . Jun . 2012
  16. Nancy

    got to get me some avocados tomorrow. They look so amazing and i love that they are baked and not fried

    26 . Jun . 2012
  17. Baker Street

    The jalapeno lime aioli sounds just as delicious these baked fries! Amazing clicks, Jess! 🙂

    27 . Jun . 2012
  18. Lena

    wow, i never seen baked avocados, again another splendid idea! now i know what to do with my refused to- ripe avocados!! i need to get that mantra into my head as well!!

    27 . Jun . 2012
  19. Charles

    Wow, avocado fries… what an awesome idea, and such a great use for hard avocado too. So many times I’ve opened up an avocado thinking it would be ripe… it really looked and felt ripe, and it’s ended up being so hard. Wonderful idea – thanks for sharing KB!

    27 . Jun . 2012
    • Kitchen Belleicious

      I have done the same thing Charles with my avocados time and time again. Now we have a plan B for when that happens!

      30 . Jun . 2012
  20. Kristy

    Now I am certainly in need of some good fat!!!! This is perfection Jessica! I mean seriously – flour, egg, panko and bake! I’m so making this!!! Miss A will flip. I think it might even make Mr. N give avocado a second look. 🙂

    27 . Jun . 2012
  21. sara@domesticallychallenged

    Yum!!!!

    27 . Jun . 2012
  22. Megan

    Wow! Now I am craving a lot for this.. I think I should give this a try since I really love avocados.. YUM!

    28 . Jun . 2012
  23. Joanne

    I’d take avocado fries over regular potato fries any day! These look amazing. The perfect mix of textures and flavors.

    28 . Jun . 2012
  24. LISA

    I don’t know how you do it making all these wonderful recipes and posting them on different sites while raising little ones! Your AMAZING!
    I must try this recipe, great way to eat more heart healthy avocado’s! 🙂

    29 . Jun . 2012
    • Kitchen Belleicious

      I’m blushing! Thank u for that!

      30 . Jun . 2012
    • Yum yum po

      They look amazing and fun to eat! I love fun food

      01 . Jul . 2012
  25. Stephanie

    Absolutely delicious! Just sounds amazing and perfect for kids as a snack!

    30 . Jun . 2012
    • kbelleicious

      Yes it is definitely a perfect snack for kids after school and during the hot summer

      01 . Jul . 2012
  26. Hillary

    Your right the crunch and creaminess is the ultimate combination

    30 . Jun . 2012
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  29. Erica

    oh my delicious! I never thought of something like this! Perfection

    03 . Jul . 2012
    • kbelleicious

      Thanks Erica! How is k?

      05 . Jul . 2012
  30. vianney

    OMG I have made the fried ones, but I really try to bake them. I could make sooo many more, lol!!

    07 . Jul . 2012
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