How To Make Crispy Baked Avocado Fries
Serves2 to 4
Serves 2 to 4
- 1/2 cup
- 1/2 teaspoon
- 1/4 teaspoon
freshly ground black pepper
- 1 1/2 cups
panko or regular breadcrumbs
Bowls for breading
Flat spatula or tongs
Heat the oven: Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 350°F.
Prepare the breading assembly line: Prepare the ingredients for the breaded coating in 3 separate wide, shallow bowls. Whisk the flour, salt, and pepper in the first bowl, beat the eggs or place the aquafaba in the second bowl, and place the breadcrumbs in the third bowl. Arrange the bowls in an assembly line: flour mixture, eggs or aquafaba, then breadcrumbs. Place a baking sheet next to the bowl of breadcrumbs.
Slice avocados: Use a chef's knife to halve the avocados, cutting from the stem end to the base. Remove and discard the pits. Cut each half into 6 (1/2-inch-wide) slices, and remove and discard the skin.
Flour the avocado slice: Working with 1 avocado slice at a time, coat in flour, then egg, and finally breadcrumbs. Start with coating it in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess.
Dip the avocado slice: Dip the flour-coated avocado slice in egg, making sure the egg completely coats the slice.
Bread the avocado slice: Roll the avocado slice in the breadcrumbs. Make sure it is fully covered and well-coated.
Place the slices on a baking sheet and repeat: Place the breaded avocado slice on the baking sheet. Repeat the process with all the slices, spacing them about 1-inch apart on the baking sheet.
Coat with cooking spray: Spray the avocado fries with cooking spray.
Bake the avocado fries: Transfer the baking sheet to the oven and bake until the fries are golden-brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove the baking sheet from the oven halfway through cooking and flip each avocado fry over with a flat spatula or tongs to ensure it cooks and browns evenly.
Cool the avocado fries: Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let cool 2 to 3 minutes before serving.
Storage: Leftover fries can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in a 300°F until warmed through.