Hmmm. That name didn’t turn out the way I thought it would. But I’ll roll with it anyway! Africado is my poor attempt at naming Avocado Fries.
I love them bitches. I love avocado. I eat it like an apple. I was introduced to avo fries in Tampa at a restaurant called Lime. It was inspiring. But I never had the guts to make it. I have had some dangerous frying experiences. One day I’ll tell the story about my fried Oreo attempt. But anyhooo..
I had a beautifully ripe avocado. Literally, I cut it in half and the seed fell out perfectly. Then the avocado slid out of the skin just as perfectly. I sliced them up into what seemed like decent ‘fry’ size and sprinkled some salt and pepper over them.
Now, I know to use vegetable oil typically when frying but I didn’t have any. I had this ‘blend’ oil that was part vegetable oil and part canola oil. I heated it up in a pan at a medium setting (4.5 on my electric stovetop).
I cut the slices of avocado (ate one). Then i dipped it in ‘scrambled’ egg. I plopped it onto the bread crumb plate. I tossed it, I rolled it, I sprinkled it, I did as much as I could to get the avocado breaded up. Then I dropped it into the pan ((without splattering!? amazing I know)) and let it cook for about 30 seconds to a minute. I could see the bread crumbs going golden brown and flipped it over. I made sure to get all the sides of the avocado before setting it on my paper-towel lined plate. See the finished product below.
But is it finished? Can one just eat something that reminds them of french fries just as is?
No. Of course not. But I’ll be damned if I used ketchup or mustard on these gifts from mother nature! So I took a little sriracha and a lil mayo ((greek yogurt would have been better but i was out)) and mixed it together. And dipped my africados in it. D. Lish. Us.