Recipe: Bacon and California Avocado Fries

Bacon and California Avocado Fries are a flavorful snack or appetizer when you are looking for something just a little bit different!

Flavorful Bacon California Avocado Fries by www.dineanddish.net

We are almost a week into summer break and my kids are already expecting me to feed them 3 meals a day, plus snacks. What’s up with kids thinking they need to be fed all the time? :)

Seriously though, my biggest challenges during the summer revolve around keeping the children well fed. It seems like between the pool, sports activities and getting things checked off our Summer Bucket List, we are either on the go during meal time or popping in the house for a short bit before we head onto our next thing. My kids like to call the way I feed them during the summer “snackie summer meals”. I’ll admit it…feeding my kids great lunches during the summer isn’t my forte. When they aren’t home with me, I’m used to just grabbing an avocado, sandwich or bowl of cereal and calling it good! For some reason, that doesn’t always fly with them! 

In order to make more of an effort this summer when it comes to mealtime, I’ve been turning to some old favorites. Remember a few years ago when I made Avocado Fries for the first time?  I love Avocado Fries but I always thought that particular recipe could use more of a flavor boost. When my most recent shipment of California Avocados arrived, I decided to experiment with some different flavors for the fries. What I came up with was freshly sliced California Avocados, dipped in a Garlic Butter Breadcrumbs and mixed with crumbles of bacon and lightly fried to perfection. This is a snack or a lunch, perfect for the kids this summer!

Bacon California Avocado Fries from www.dineanddish.net

I’m trying to plan out our snacks and lunches a little more this summer and I know that this recipe will make repeat appearances. It’s a great “snackie lunch” idea kids love. Enjoy!

Bacon and California Avocado Fries

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Bacon and California Avocado Fries

Bacon and California Avocado Fries are a flavorful snack or appetizer when you are looking for something just a little bit different!

Ingredients

  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 5oz bag Texas Toast Garlic and Butter Croutons
  • 8 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 firm-ripe California avocados, sliced into thin wedges

Instructions

  1. Pour 1 1/2 inch of oil into a deep frying pan or dutch oven. Heat to a consistent 350°F.
  2. While oil is preheating, place Garlic and Butter Croutons in a food processor and pulse 3-4 times, until croutons are coarse crumbs. Pour into a shallow bowl and add bacon crumbles. Combine.
  3. Place flour and salt in a separate shallow bowl and stir together.
  4. Place beaten eggs in a 3rd shallow bowl.
  5. Line up ingredients in this order: Sliced California avocados, salt/flour mixture, eggs, crouton/bacon mixture. Dip avocado first in the flour and shake off excess, next in the eggs and finally in the crouton/bacon mixture. Carefully place in preheated oil and fry for 30-60 seconds, or until avocado fries are golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  6. Sprinkle with additional salt or dip in ranch dressing when serving.
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Disclosure: I am honored to have a long term, compensated relationship as a brand ambassador for California Avocados. All opinions expressed are my own! For more great recipes featuring California Avocados, be certain to visit the recipe section of their website

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Comments

  1. says

    I always thought avocados fried would be a strange thing, then I tried it, and loved. I really like how you kicked up the flavor palette of these fries. They would be great as a snack or alongside a burger! Enjoy summer … cannot wait to follow along on your escapades!

    • says

      I think they would be great on top of a salad this way… totally going to try it!
      Thanks so much, Denise. I hope you have a GREAT summer too!

  2. says

    These look glorious Kristen! And seriously, what is up with kids and always wanting to eat?! They’re non-stop garbage disposals. These avocado fries would be the perfect snack for them AND me! :)

  3. says

    Oh man, some days I can barely even scrounge up food for myself for lunch, so I can’t yet imagine having to feed kids! These look supremely delicious!! I’ve never had avocado fries before, but who could say no to these?!

    • says

      That’s the one thing I dislike about school being out! I’m not creative enough for lunches for them every single day :)
      Thanks for your comment – hope you’ll give these a try!

  4. Ginny says

    Back-IT-up… Shipment?? How do I sign up? lol We go through so many in our house I would LOVE to get them shipped straight to the house!

    I can not wait to try this recipe!

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