Slices of avocado are breaded and then fried to crispy perfection. Serve the crunchy panko-coated wedges with cilantro-lime mayo or your favorite dip.
- Serves: 8 persons
- For the Spicy Cilantro Lime Mayo:
- ½cup mayonnaise
- 1tablespoon chopped cilantro
- 1tablespoon lime juice
- ¼teaspoon smoked paprika
- ¼teaspoon garlic powder
- Dash cayenne pepper
- Dash salt, or to taste
- For the Fried Avocado Strips:
- ½cup flour
- ½teaspoon salt
- Dash ground black pepper
- 2large eggs, beaten
- 1cup panko breadcrumbs
- vegetable oil, for frying
- 2large avocados
Step 1Gather the spicy cilantro-lime mayo ingredients.
Step 2In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, chopped cilantro, lime juice, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper, if using. Taste and add salt, as needed. Cover and refrigerate until serving time. Prepare the Fried Avocado
Step 3Gather the ingredients for the fried avocado.
Step 4Slice an avocado in half; remove the pit, peel, and slice each half into 4 or 5 strips.
Step 5Set up a breading station with 3 bowls or containers. To the first bowl add the flour, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and a dash of pepper. Put the beaten eggs in the second bowl and the panko breadcrumbs in the third bowl.
Step 6Dip an avocado strip in the flour and turn to coat all sides, then coat with the beaten egg. Let excess egg drip off and dip the avocado strip in the panko crumbs, pressing gently to coat. Remove the coated avocado strip to a plate and continue with the remaining strips.
Step 7Add about 1 inch of vegetable oil to a deep sauté pan or Dutch oven and heat it to 350 F. Add 4 to 6 avocado strips to the hot oil and fry for about 2 minutes, or until the coating is golden brown.
Step 8Remove the fried avocado strips to a paper towel-lined plate or pan, then repeat with the remaining pieces.
Step 9Arrange the fried avocado on a small platter or plate with the spicy cilantro-lime mayo.