A ripe, buttery avocado, battered and fried, is a healthier (though no less delicious!) substitute for the traditional potato fry. It even pairs excellently with a spicy ketchup such as the homemade chipotle one here. Give it a try! You won't regret it.

Avocado Fries:

oil (frying)

avocados (beginning to ripen)

1 cup flour

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp coriander

1 tsp salt

1 tsp white pepper

eggs

1/2 cup milk

1 cup panko (japanese bread crumbs)

Chipotle Ketchup:

2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil

onion (diced)

3 cloves cloves garlic (diced)

chipotle chile (adobo chopped)

roma tomatoes (chopped)

1/2 tsp chinese five spice powder

1/4 cup cider vinegar

1/2 cup light brown sugar

Directions:

  1. For ketchup, heat olive oil in saucepan and saute onion and garlic for 6 minutes.
  2. Add chipotle pepper and tomatoes, cooking over low for 5 minutes.
  3. Add spices, vinegar and brown sugar, simmer for 8 minutes.
  4. Puree in food processor, add salt to taste.
  5. Heat oil to 350 degrees in deep fryer.
  6. Cut avocado in half, remove seed, quarter each half, gently peel skin away.
  7. Combine flour, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper in flat bowl.
  8. Put Panko in another flat bowl.
  9. Lightly beat eggs and milk, and put in yet another flat bowl.
  10. Dredge avocado slices in flour, then egg mixture, coat with Panko.
  11. Deep fry until golden brown.
  12. Remove from oil and place on paper towels to drain.
  13. Serve with Chipotle Ketchup.
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