It’s time for another Secret Recipe Club reveal day and this month is a real winner let me tell you!
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:
This is so easy I’m not sure it can really be called a recipe, but here you go:
Avocado Dipped Sweet Potato Fries
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Keywords: bake appetizer side snack healthy vegetarian avocado sweet potato
- 1 sweet potato
- 1 medium avocado
- 1/2 c panko breadcrumbs
- 1/4 c flour
- cayenne pepper
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.
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.
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!
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!