Baked Avocado Tacos
One of the gourmet food trucks in my area started serving deep fried avocado tacos and I decided to serve this at home. Everyone cleans the plate with this recipe. This is an easy vegetarian meal that satisfies even the hungriest carnivore. Be sure to pick out perfectly ripe avocados for this recipe - you want them firm but creamy!
- Serves: 16 persons
- cooking spray
- 2cups all-purpose flour
- 1tablespoon chili powder
- 2teaspoons paprika
- 2teaspoons ground cumin
- 1½ teaspoons onion powder
- 1½ teaspoons garlic salt
- 1pinch cayenne pepper
- 1cup milk
- ½teaspoon minced garlic
- 2avocados - peeled and cut into 8 pieces each
- 16(6 inch) corn tortillas
- 1½ cups chopped cabbage, divided
- 32cherry tomatoes, halved
- ½cup shredded mild Cheddar cheese
- ¼cup taco sauce, divided
- ¼cup sour cream, divided
Step 1Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
Step 2Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
Step 3Whisk flour, chili powder, paprika, cumin, onion powder, garlic salt, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl.
Step 4Beat milk, eggs, and garlic together in a separate bowl until smooth.
Step 5Dip each slice of avocado into flour mixture. Dip the avocado slice into the egg mixture, letting the excess egg drip back into the egg bowl, then dip the slice back into flour mixture. Repeat with remaining avocado slices.
Step 6Arrange coated avocado slices in the prepared baking dish. Spray the tops of the slices with more cooking spray.
Step 7Bake in the preheated oven until the coating is browned, about 20 minutes. Check for doneness after 15 minutes; rotate the pan once during baking if slices are browning unevenly.
Step 8Stack corn tortillas on a microwave-safe dish with a piece of parchment paper between each tortilla. Heat in the microwave until hot and pliable, about 1 minute.
Step 9Place a heated tortilla onto a work surface; top with chopped cabbage. Place an avocado slice on the cabbage; top taco with cherry tomato halves and shredded Cheddar cheese. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
Step 10For extra flavor, top each taco with a dollop of taco sauce and sour cream.