SRC: Avocado Dipped Sweet Potato Fries

Hi Friends!

It’s time for another Secret Recipe Club reveal day and this month is a real winner let me tell you!

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This month I was assigned to Alessio’s blog: Recipe Taster. It’s filled with beautiful photos and so many unique recipes. I was immediately intrigued by these Avocado Fries. Mainly because of the spicy peach salsa, which i will definitely be making this summer when peaches are in season.

It just so happened that I needed to use up some avocados…but there was one small problem: I don’t like just plain avocado. Gasp! I know. I love it in things, on top of things, to dip my chips in, etc….but when it comes to just taking a big scoop of plain avocado and eating it- not for me. So, I wasn’t sure if I would like avocado fries.

I do, however, LOVE sweet potato fries. And avocado and sweet potato go really well together, right?

Well that’s where this idea was born. Since my avocados were a little past ripe anyways, I just mashed them up on a plate, then I got out some flour and panko breadcrumbs and got to work:

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This is so easy I’m not sure it can really be called a recipe, but here you go:

Avocado Dipped Sweet Potato Fries

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by Lindsay L

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Keywords: bake appetizer side snack healthy vegetarian avocado sweet potato

 

Ingredients

  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1/2 c panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 c flour
  • cayenne pepper

Instructions

1. Mash the avocado on a plate. Put the breadcrumbs on another plate and the flour on a third plate.
2. Slice the sweet potato into fries.
3. Drizzle with olive oil and microwave for 1 min.
4. Let cool slightly, then dredge lightly in flour, roll in avocado and panko and place on a baking sheet.
5. Sprinkle with cayenne pepper.
6. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 min, flipping once.

Notes

It’s kinda hard to get the avocado to stick to the sweet potato so don’t expect an even coating. At first I was worried about this but I decided that just a taste of avocado would actually be nice, instead of a solid coating.

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I chose to microwave these for a minute so that they wouldn’t need to be in the oven as long. I was a little worried about burning the panko before the fries were cooked. Microwaving solved this problem and they were perfect after 15 min in the oven!

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Like I said, getting the avocado to stick was a little tricky, but I was able to get some to stick to each fry and it ended up being just the right amount in my opinion.

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The hubby & I enjoyed these for lunch and they were a big hit. I’ll definitely be making them again. Thanks for the inspiration, Alessio!

–Lindsay–



About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


Comments

  1. That is a combo I never would have come up with! I had you this month – here’s the post: http://www.vanderbiltwife.com/2012/05/cranberry-and-chocolate-chip-scones/

    Jessie
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  2. DROOLING!

    it was so great to see you this past weekend!!!

  3. What a great idea and an interesting way to make a breading/coating. Hmm, I wonder what else I could do this with.
    Mellissa recently posted..Secret Recipe Club- Berry Smoothie

  4. Holy snickies those look awesome!
    Jaren recently posted..Photo A Day, Reflection and Preparation

  5. Looks great!
    Melissa@IWasBornToCook recently posted..Toffee (Secret Recipe Club)

  6. Melissa says:

    I was just wondering if you get paid to blog

  7. Oh Goodness these look amazing! Two of my favorite foods, in one. Yum!
    Lisa @ RunWiki recently posted..Trail Confessions

  8. Oh my…two of my favorite foods in one recipe. Those look great!

  9. What a great adaptation…. rolling the fries in mashed avocado is positively genius! (I happen to love me some avocado, but I love me some sweet potato even more…)
    Isabelle @ Crumb recently posted..Secret Recipe Club: Lentil Salad with Grapes and Feta

  10. I’m a big fan of sweet potato fries, but like mine heavily seasoned with curry, chili powder, cumin and oregano. So, I don’t think this recipe is quite right for me. However, I love to dip my fries in aioli. I bet some sweet potato fries would be absolutely delicious dipped into avocado ranch! You’ve inspired me to try it the next chance I get. Thanks!

    A friend recently made this Avocado Ranch dip:

    3/8 cup mayonnaise
    3/8 cup sour cream
    3 Tbs buttermilk
    1/2 Tbs olive oil
    1/2 Tbs lemon juice
    1/2 green onion, chopped
    1/4 tsp salt
    1 avocado, peeled and pitted
    Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth. Use immediately.

    That’s the one I’ll be trying this week!

  11. What a fun idea, I love it!

  12. The recipe sounds intriguing. I think it definitely counts as a recipe, particularly because it’s an unusual idea! :D
    Aly recently posted..Oatmeal Fudge Bars

  13. What a cool idea! I love sweet potato fries…and I definitely would never have thought to use the avocado as part of the dredging process. Yum!
    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray recently posted..NYC Eats: Molly’s Cupcakes

  14. Omg those look amazing!! And now that I’m hungry its time for me to go make some lunch!!
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  15. wow, this is so original – I would never think of using avocado to dip fries :-). How creative! Great recipe. And the pic looks great too!

    I’d also like to take this opportunity to invite you to check out RecipeNewZ – a new photo-based recipe sharing network. It just launched today, and was built by your fellow SRC member ;-)

    The best part of this site is: NOTHING IS REJECTED! ALL RECIPE PHOTOS ARE PUBLISHED and appear on RecipeNewZ minutes after you click Submit.

    I hope you try it: http://recipenewz.com (RecipeNewZ – with Z :-))
    cookingrookie recently posted..Low Fat Carrot Cake with Pineapple and Walnuts

  16. Oh wow those look so tasty! It seems like a really random combo, but when you think about it avocado and sweet potato sound great together!
    Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health recently posted..Red Sox Game and Circuit Workout

  17. this looks similar to a recipe I just made using avocado and panko… i loove sweet potato!
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  18. This. Is. Brilliant. My coworker and I just drooled. What a great combo of ingredients!
    Yellow Haired Girl recently posted..I’m a Zumba Instructor!

  19. Avocado and sweet potatoes are a match made in heaven! I just had them on my salad for lunch and now I need to make these fries!
    Stefanie @TheNewHealthy recently posted..a successful weekend

  20. Nice catch on the avocado fries Lindsay! Glad you liked them, I bet Nelly (the original creator of the recipe) would be proud of you! :D
    Alessio recently posted..Goat cheese verrines with spiced apple-jelly

  21. I bet sweet potato and avocado are awesome together. With panko? Swoon-worthy.
    Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies recently posted..Secret Recipe Club: Apple Cinnamon Waffles

  22. avocado + sweet potatoes all in one?! sounds amazing to me! those are two of my favorite foods. thanks for sharing! :)
    Ashley @ My Food ‘N’ Fitness Diaries recently posted..Happier

  23. sounds like a fun take on regular sweet potato fries. yum!
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  24. Really cool. Sweet potato and avocado and one of my favorite combos.
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  25. That is an interesting combination! I love sweet potatoes but I’m picky when it comes to avocados, but I would try this!

  26. Yum, 2 of my favorites….it really sounds intriguing!
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  27. Oh, my. I am drooling! Love this recipe idea!
    Megan @ Weddings and Workouts recently posted..Healthy Survey

  28. avocado sweet potato fries?? is this a joke?? amazingness!
    Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted..Pre-Race Morning

  29. Pure insanity. I love sweet potatoes and avocados and this is amazing.
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  30. Wow these look awesome. i was just saying I wanted to make some type of chip with sweet tatas, maybe I’ll have to go this route. I do love me some guac.
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  31. Marcia says:

    Spreading the love this week to my dear friend who had to send her 15 yr old pooch to dog heaven. She hadn’t eaten in a few days and I was able to get a delicious lunch into her. I’m going to figure out how to make a memory lap quilt so she will have her dog with her forever……… Pets are so special…

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