Saturday, November 19, 2011

Avocado Fries Recipe

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Avocados from Mexico for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I have a confession. Until I was 26, I'd never tried an avocado. Yes, really. But then my mother-in-law introduced me to her delicious homemade guacamole, and I felt like I'd missed out on 26 years of deliciousness. I became such an avocado convert that I served both Quinn and Sawyer avocado as their very first food. That's right, no rice cereal or pureed fruits - straight to avocado. It's actually a fantastic first food because it's soft and easily mashed by toothless little mouths, plus it's packed with tons of vitamins and minerals like vitamins A, C, and E, as well as B-complex vitamins. Not to mention the potassium and folate! They really are super foods.

Your kids aren't avocado fans? Well, now is a great time to introduce avocados to them! Avocados from Mexico is hosting a Mini Chef Video Contest for parents of kids ages 5-15.

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All you have to do to enter is submit a 1-3 minute video of your little chef making an avocado recipe. Be sure to have them mention why they love avocados, and include the catchy jingle on the Mini Chef Video Contest website. Videos will be judged on the Mini Chef's personality and presence of an avocado. There are all sorts of awesome prizes, including $1,000 cash, a Nintendo 3D with two games, and an HD camcorder! Get your video in by December 4th, and check back on December 6th to see if you video made the top ten. Public voting will take place Dec 6-11 on YouTube, and the video with the most "likes" wins.

This little  contest inspired me to make an avocado recipe that I saw on Pinterest awhile back - avocado fries! Cause really, what doesn't taste delicious breaded and fried? It's a great way to make avocados kid friendly too - I told my kids they were "green fries". They were SUPER easy and delicious. The outside is crunchy, and the inside is super creamy.
Panko Bread Crumbs - about 3/4 to 1 cup per avocado
Avocados - just ripe (If they are overripe, they won't hold up to frying)
Cumin (to taste)
1 egg per avocado
Oil for frying 

Slice your avocado into thin slices. Season your panko bread crumbs to taste with cumin. I used about 3/4 teaspoon per cup of panko. Press your avocado slices in the panko, then dredge in the egg, and then back to panko for one more coating. Fry in hot oil until golden brown.
 I also made a spicy aioli by mixing mayo and hot sauce to taste. It made a super easy and tasty dipping sauce!

That's it! Enjoy!

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  1. I have never heard of this but it sounds amazing! I fed my kids avocados as one of their first foods too!

  2. Avocados make me swoon. Those look muy bueno.


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