I first saw the idea for avocado fries on instagram from a great account called Easy Toddler Meals. Their feed is packed with great, kid friendly food ideas and they usually post some brilliant tutorial videos. Give them a follow (and while you are at it follow me too :)) or check out their website.
It was a while ago that I saw the idea but I am sure the video showed avocado coated in breadcrumbs and then fried. I’ve adapted this to make baked avocado fries.
We love avocado in our house and we eat it pretty much daily. When I first started baby-led weaning with Rory, I always had to mash avocado on toast or rice crackers as he struggled to pick it up. I tried using a crinkle cutter and leaving the skin on but he still found it too slippery. I knew as soon as I saw avocado fries that they would be a perfect blw food for Rory.
These fries are so simple to make. Start by halving an avocado, remove the stone and then slice length ways. Dip the avocado in flour, egg and finally breadcrumbs. Place on a baking tray and lightly spray with olive oil. Bake for approx. 15-20 mins at 200C / 400F.
Enjoy with a dip of your choice. I love them with a hot chilli dip, the boys prefer a greek yogurt, lime and smoked paprika dip.
- 2 ripe avocados (cut in half, stone/skin removed and cut into strips)
- ¼ cup flour
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- Olive oil spray
- Preheat oven to 200c / 400f / gas 6
- Put flour, egg and breadcrumbs in 3 separate dishes
- Dip the avocado in the flour, followed by egg and then coat in breadcrumbs
- Place on greased baking tray and lightly spray with oil
- Bake for 15/20 mins (until golden brown)
Why not try adding some spices to the flour?