Crispy Cornmeal Baked Avocado Fries

Delicious Crispy Cornmeal Crusted Avocado Fries | Baked avocado with a crisp gluten free cornmeal crust with delicious harissa dipping sauce! www.sprinkleofgreen.com #vegan

I love fries. Their salty crispiness just sings to me, and I find them pretty much irresistible. There are actually quite a few things in life I find impossible to resist, including but not limited to yoga leggings on sale, any and all forms of chocolate, squeezing my adorable niece, and, of course, fries.

I have to admit I was a bit dubious about avocado fries.

Sweet potato fries? Courgette fries? I was all over them, but I had never looked at the humble avocado in that light as its usual fate in my kitchen is smashed or added to a smoothie. I mean yes, I’ve had them as a topping for porridge which some might argue is not as usual, but it’s still worlds away from making them into fries.

Alas, my doubts and hesitations went out the window as soon as I actually made them. They remained deliciously crisp on the outside and soft on the inside without losing it’s green colour. A victory lap was made around my kitchen.

Delicious Crispy Cornmeal Crusted Avocado Fries | Baked avocado with a crisp gluten free cornmeal crust with delicious harissa dipping sauce! www.sprinkleofgreen.com #vegan      Delicious Crispy Cornmeal Crusted Avocado Fries | Baked avocado with a crisp gluten free cornmeal crust with delicious harissa dipping sauce! www.sprinkleofgreen.com #vegan

What is better than crunchy avocado fries? Crunchy avocado fries teamed up with a yogurt harissa dip.

If you avocado fry, you must dip.

I get my harissa from a local shop, and I’ve tried a few different brands and they’re all different, so if you’ve got your favourite that’s great, if not look for one with no added sugar and suitable to your spiciness level (I like it spicy but not I-want-to-cut-off-my-tongue spicy). You could always have a venture into making your own as well if you’re so inclined!

Delicious Crispy Cornmeal Crusted Avocado Fries | Baked avocado with a crisp gluten free cornmeal crust with delicious harissa dipping sauce! www.sprinkleofgreen.com #vegan     Delicious Crispy Cornmeal Crusted Avocado Fries | Baked avocado with a crisp gluten free cornmeal crust with delicious harissa dipping sauce! www.sprinkleofgreen.com #vegan

Crispy Cornmeal Crusted Avocado Fries
 
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Serves: 15 fries
Ingredients
  • 2 ripe avocados (not overripe!), sliced lengthways into fries
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ cup yellow cornmeal or polenta
  • ½ tablespoon rapeseed or avocado oil
  • ¼ cup brown rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
Harissa Dipping Sauce
  • ½ cup (125 ml) natural yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon harissa paste
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 200ºC / 400ºF and line a baking sheet with baking paper - place a wire rack on top, if you have one.
  2. Create a 3 bowl assembly line by placing the beaten egg in one bowl, tossing together the cornmeal and rapeseed oil in another, and finally whisk the rice flour with remaining ingredients in the other.
  3. Take each slice of avocado and dip first into the flour bowl, followed by the egg, and finally the cornmeal. Repeat with all fries.
  4. Arrange over the wire or directly onto the baking tray and bake for 10-15 minutes, until lightly browned. Note: If using baking tray without the wire, flip the fries halfway through.
  5. Let cool for 5-10 minutes while you make the dipping sauce simply by whisking all ingredients together. Serve and enjoy!

 

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  • Heck yea to the harissa dip!!!
    I can just imagine the creamy bite of these…OOOO warm and creamy <3

  • Song Ebbesen

    OH MY GOODNESS this got me so excited. I want to try these right now, I am an avocado FIEND. I don’t have all these ingredients but I hope I can figure something out 🙂

    elegantlyimprovised.blogspot.com

    • Please do try them, and let me know what you think! If you’re an avocado fiend, you are bound to love these! X

  • I am loving this. I’ve had avocado everyday this week, but nothing like this recipe. Looks great!

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