I have a particularly tragic memory of looking at rental houses with my friend when he first moved to LA and finding one that actually had an avocado tree in the backyard. I mean, a tree that was taller than the house and was heavy with ripe avocados This memory is tragic because my friend didn’t rent the house. If he had, I would have had a never ending supply to feed my avocado addiction.
BTW – what are avocados, a vegetable? Some weird fruit? Either way, I really, really, REALLY love these…veggie-fruits from heaven. Let’s count the ways, shall we?
1. Guacamole is possibly my favorite food.
2. I like avocado sandwiches. A lot.
3. I have been known to sprinkle some salt on a halved avocado and just eat it with a spoon. I’ve been known to do this without the salt.
4. Avocado on a burger? Yes, please.
5. Avocado fries on the side of my burger? Now you’re really talking.
Basically, you can’t have too many ways to eat avocado. I know some of you out there are trying to scream at the screen that avocados are fattening, but I’m immune to your silly ideas. Bikinis be damned – avocados are wonderful. Especially when deep fried.
1 avocado, sliced into ¼ inch slices
½ cup milk
½ cup flour
1 egg, beaten
Canola oil, for frying
Lime Sriracha Mayo
½ cup mayonnaise
Juice from ½ lime
Sriracha, or other spicy chili sauce
Fill a skillet with oil until it’s about ¼ – ½ inch full. Heat on high until oil sputters when a drop of water is dropped in.
Place the milk, flour and egg into three separate shallow dishes. Beat about a tablespoon of water into the egg mixture. Take a slice of avocado and dunk in milk, then the flour, then the eggs, then back in the flour. Place each slice on a plate until you’ve dunked the whole batch in batter.
Slowly add the slices to the oil. You don’t want to overcrowd the pan, so stop before they all start touching each other. After about a minute you’ll see the edges turning brown, this means it’s time to flip them over. Allow to cook for another minute and then remove them from the skillet and place on a plate lined with paper towels.
To make the mayonnaise, mix together the mayo, lime juice and sriracha. Add the Sriracha to taste depending on how spicy you want it. Serve along side your avocado fries and enjoy!