avocado fries or, when I tasted heaven and developed a crack-like addiction to this heavenly foodstuff. It's that good.

Don't I always do this? Come here and tell you that I've made something that tastes AMAZING and you have to make it, no seriously this time, no really. I know I do it a lot.

I'm topping all of those things, forget every other recipe on this site. Make these.

Make them.

No seriously this time.

No really.
They're that good. Imagine if you will, a french fry, a chip, whatever you want to call it. It's crispy and salty and you bite into it and there's fluffy potato inside. Yeah, yum. But then imagine it was all smooth and creamy inside. I'm not describing it right. Just try it! These took me about 20 minutes in total to make. 20 minutes and you'll be coming right back here just to say 'Omg you're totally right, I made them and I love you and I'll never doubt you again Naomi.'

You're welcome.

To make enough for two (even though you'll eat them all yourself) you'll need:
2 avocados (just a note here, don't be tempted to get ripe ones. The cooking process softens them right up and a ripe avocado just won't hold while it's cooking, get one that just gives ever so slightly when you squeeze it)
1 cup plain flour
1 cup soda water
2 tsp smoked paprika
generous pinch of salt

and enough oil of your choice to fry them in, about 3-4 inches deep in a small pan.

Put your pan of oil over a high heat and leave it to heat up. I haven't got a thermometer so I don't know what temp it should be. I bet having one would make it easier but I like living on the edge.

Put the flour, soda water, paprika and salt into a bowl and whisk it.
This is the kind of consistency you're looking for:
Grab your avocados and cut them in half then peel off the skin. If they're firm enough this shouldn't be too tough.
Cut them into thickish chunks, about 4 to an avocado half. Dip a spoon into the batter and drop it into the pan of oil, if it starts bubbling, it's ready. Pick up an avocado slice and dip it into the batter, get your fingers right in there with it so it's completely coated, then quickly drop it into the oil (don't burn yourself). Sometimes they stick a little to the bottom of the pan so just use a slotted spoon and nudge them a little. Don't put more then 3 into the pan at once so they've got space.

Leave them to cook until the batter turns golden brown then take them out and leave on some kitchen paper to soak up the excess oil.
Once they're cooked, stack 'em up in a bowl and serve with some spicy ketchup, salsa, garlicky soyannaise, anything. I promise you'll like them.
This is how it'd look if you were rocking my favourite 'blue balls' shade of nail varnish, and you were about to put one of these into your mouth. Just sayin'.

29 comments:

Sarah said...

wow - that just blew my mind haha love avocado, so i'm definitely going to try this!

Noelle said...

Avocado tempura. Yowzers. I need to make me some of this for sure! Nice and fantastic recipe. Thanks!

Cesar said...

You're making me hungry! Those fries look sooo good.

Eva said...

These look amazing! I want to eat them asap, and probably will...

aDeLiNe said...

Keyboard covered in saliva. #forreal
This is the recipe I've been waiting for MY WHOLE LIFE.

Keri - I Eat Trees said...

I want these!! Yum!

Mihl said...

OMG, this is crazy! But in the best way ever!

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

Mind=blown. I love this. Must try!

chinamommy said...

i'm pretty sure my life will START tomorrow when i go get avocados to make this!!!!! Eeeek, I don't know if I'll be able to sleep tonight!
PS: found you on twitter through Danny Brito :)
~cm

Alexandra said...

I am absolutely going to try this. I freaking love your blog. Your recipes are fun, simple, tasty and VEGAN! WOOOOHOOOOOO! :D

chinamommy said...

i shared this on my blog with a link back to YOU!! Hope you don't mind me sharing...
:)

vegan.in.brighton said...

Woah, that's all kinds of amazing! I just bought a mini deep fat fryer & I'm adding this to my list of things to fry.

kelli said...

oh no you didn't.=) these look too good!

Anonymous said...

Avocado? dipped in batter? and fried?
OMG THESE SOUND WORTH THE HEART ATTACK!

Sophia.Pflieger said...

Yummy! What an awesome idea! This would be very addicting indeed.


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Falovi said...

WOW: that might be the best idea ever!

Heather - Fifty-Two Cakes said...

This looks fargin' delicious. I cannot wait to try this!

(PS - You should do something Thai soon! I've been inspired to eat Thai, but uninspired to come up with something brilliant, and I live and die by what you make, haha.)

ana b. said...

This is genius. You're a genius. I love avocado, I love potato, I love chips. I think the world will end when I make these. TOMORROW! I'll email you with the result.

Amy G. said...

Those are dangerously good! I just made some and I can't get enough of them. Thank you for sharing.

Claryn said...

Holy shit, this is out of control. Fats coated in fats, possibly dipped in more delicious fats! Awesome. I love your choice of dips, too!

goingbydirigible said...

Ohmydog, Naomi. I am coming out of my lurker closet to say... I know not what. Words fail me. Angels hover around my cheap & nasty flat's cheap & nasty stove singing arias of pure joy.

Boyfriend made me these for dinner. Now I must go and lie on my bed with my cartoon belly for approximately a million days.

Naomi Rose said...

hahaha thank you everybody, I'm so glad that those of you who tried them have now been converted to the path of cardiac arrest like I have xoxo

Amanda said...

oh my gosh!! you just made my day! these look amazing!! i think i might just do a repost on this on my blog!! i can't forget to try this one!!

Gauri Radha गौरी राधा said...

This looks scrumptious!!

Angie said...

Me and my boyfriend made these they were delicious! They went great with tofurky beer brausts. Thanks so much for the recipe!

Maija Haavisto said...

I've heard of avocado fries before, but they always sounded, well, kind of gross to me (even though I love avocado). But after that sermon, maybe I'll just have to think twice about it... It actually sounds very good.

that kate said...

I need to make these!

Anonymous said...

I put these in corn tortillas and add cabbage and white sauce!

Madison @Veggieful said...

This. Sounds. Amazing.

I am DEFINITELY going to try this!