Bacon Wrapped Avocado Fries

Bacon Wrapped Avocado Fries
Staff Writer
Patricia Stagich

Avocado fries are given something extra special with bacon.

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4
Servings
319
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 large avocado
  • egg
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 1 Cup Panko or Italian-Style breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 Cup flour
  • 1/4 Teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 slices bacon, cut in half
  • Canola oil, enough for 1-inch in your frying pan

Directions

Peel, pit and slice avocado into 8 equal wedges.  Place wedges on a plate, cover with plastic wrap and freeze for 20 minutes.  In a shallow dish, whisk together the egg and water.  Place breadcrumbs and flour into two separate dishes or plates.  Season the flour with cayenne, salt and black pepper.

Once the avocados have chilled, take each wedge and dredge in flour.  Shake off excess and dip into egg wash.  Roll wedges in breadcrumbs.  Take a 1/2 slice of bacon and wrap it around each wedge of avocado.  Secure with toothpicks.  Place back onto plate and freeze for another 10 minutes.  Fill a heavy bottom pan with 1 inch of oil.  Heat until the oil reaches 350 degrees F.  Fry avocado fries for 3-4 minutes, turning as they become golden.  Remove from oven and drain on paper towel.  Season with salt and discard toothpicks.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
14g
20%
Sugar
18g
20%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
45g
35%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
11µg
2%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
23mg
2%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
45µg
11%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
18mg
6%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
73mg
10%
Selenium, Se
7µg
13%
Sodium, Na
312mg
21%
Water
15g
1%

Bacon Shopping Tip

Look for center cut bacon which comes from a leaner part of the belly - you'll get more meat and less fat.

Bacon Cooking Tip

Cook bacon over medium to medium-low heat to prevent it from burning, and occasionally pour off the fat. You can save it for later use as a cooking oil.