Take-out Tuesday, Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Avocado Fries

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Summer secretary thepaintedapron.com

Cinco de Mayo is really a north of the border celebration, but all the bright colors and festive decor have inspired my summer decor in the family room

summer brights thepaintedapron.com

My little “patio” Cantina has relocated to the secretary shelves

summer scene thepaintedapron.com
patio vignette thepaintedapron.com

“Don’t you think our California relatives are going to be amused by us frying avocado Mom?”  asked HHjr, “I can just hear them saying, ‘It’s true! You Southerners will fry anything’…”

fried avocado thepaintedapron.com

“Listen,” I said, “as self proclaimed foodies and ‘chefs,’ it is our duty to experiment with current food fads first hand.  It’s our responsibility!!  Believe it or not fried avocado is popular right now!”


I recently heard about this dish from CC’s other grandmother, while we were chatting away the hours at the hospital waiting for Baby Boy.  We were talking about our favorite restaurants when she told me about fried avocado.  Really?


After googling it I discovered many recipes and versions, and read rave reports on its creamy dreaminess.


I just had to try it~

avocado fries thepaintedapron.com
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Easy Peasy~

Serve with salsa, warm queso, guacamole, or aioli if desired

Avocado Fries

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Tex-Mex
Servings 4


  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup panko crumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • salt and pepper
  • peanut oil for frying


  • Cut avocado in half. Use knife blade to remove pit by firming slicing into pit only, twisting and lifting out.
  • Carefully peel skin off avocado halves, it should release easily if avocado is ripe.
  • Cut halves into slices, about 6-7 per half.
  • Set up a breading station with small bowls of milk, panko, and beaten egg.
  • Season slices well with salt and pepper.
  • Dip into milk, then panko, then egg, then back in panko.
  • Fry avocado in batches until golden and crisp. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with salt. Serve immediately or keep warm in a 200 degree oven
Keyword avocado, avocado fries, fried avocado
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The fried avocado is creamy on the inside,  crispy on the outside,  salty and smooth…it would be great in a sandwich or atop a burger too


So break out the margaritas and the Pineapple Cocktails and let summer begin!

pineapple cocktails thepaintedapron
summer scene thepaintedapron.com

In our own defense, I must say that I only use my fryer on occasion, probably 10 -12 times a year tops, so that’s not exactly frying everything…

Here are the recipes of things I do fry, and think they are worth every single calorie

Coconut Shrimp with raspberry jalapeno and orange marmalade sauces

coconut shrimp 5 thepaintedapron.com

Cheddar and Chive Hushpuppies

panfried kale and hushpuppies thepaintedapron.com

Baby Beignets with Coconut Syrup

baby beignets thepaintedapron.com

Lobster Tempura with Sweet Chili Aioli

lobster tempura thepaintedapron.com

Tempura Onion Rings

tempura onion rings thepaintedapron.com

Happy Day!


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6 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Avocado Fries”
  1. Oh, Jenna!!!! Fried avocados! Yes, yes please!! I love avocados and yes, I admit, french fries too, and now you are combining them!! How will I ever get into summer clothes?? All those fried foods looks so yummy to me and it’s still breakfast time here. I could sample every one. Linda

  2. Jodi says:

    Oh those avocado fries look awesome!

  3. Lynn says:

    That really sounds different Jenna! Bet the panko was nice and crunchy:@)

  4. Mary says:

    I saw avocado “fries” somewhere recently, I can just imagine how good they are with the crispy coating of panko! I’ve had a hard time buying avocados recently, they’re either not ripe or way over ripe. Love your cantina relocated to your newly painted secretary!

  5. Miz Helen says:

    Avocado Fries would be a first for me, they look great! Hope you have a very special Mothers Day weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week.
    Miz Helen

  6. CraftyStaci says:

    I love all things avocado, but these are new to me – they sound heavenly! Thanks for linking up to Talented Tuesday

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