Coconut Crusted Baked Avocado Fries with Sriracha Mayo

April 24, 2015

Coconut Crusted Baked Avocado Fries with Sriracha Mayo




You should have seen my sister’s face when I told her that I would have brought avocado fries for lunch at her place.
Let’s say that her initial reaction was she wasn't really excited about it, at all.
Actually she frowned and said “Really? Avocado fries? What a way to waste some delicious avocado. Why don’t you make some yummy guacamole instead?
I replied “Trust me, avocado fries are awesome. Plus I coat mine with shredded coconut and I bake them in the oven instead of frying them. They’re light, gluten-free, and delish. You’ll see!
She wasn’t convinced, but my mind was set. I was going to make avocado fries. I would coerce her into tasting them, and she would love them.
That was my plan, and I knew it was going to be successful. It had to be successful.

Avocados




If you have never tried avocado fries before (just like my sis), you totally should.
They’re crunchy on the outside, creamy and nutty inside, totally over the top (in the best possible way!)
In my opinion, seasoning in the coating is necessary to pump up the flavor.
It’s not like they’re short on flavor on their own, but seasoning adds that certain je ne sais quoi.

Coconut Crusted Baked Avocado Fries with Sriracha Mayo




Coat them in shredded coconut in lieu of of breadcrumbs is not just a paleo/GF thing. You probably won’t believe me, but you should.
Avocado fries go from a ten to an eleven when coated in coconut.
But if you want to stick with breadcrumbs, do it. I won’t judge you, I promise.

Coconut Crusted Baked Avocado Fries with Sriracha Mayo




Whatever you do, I think you need a dip.
I elected to make mine Sriracha Mayo — because I honestly think it’s phenomenal — but feel free to do pretty much anything you’d ever associate with guacamole.

Coconut Crusted Baked Avocado Fries with Sriracha Mayo
One last thing, you do want to serve these warm and fresh. Just like French fries, they are not as good reheated so might as well eat them all.
Just like my sis did. She tried ‘em, loved ‘em, and now is a convert. The plan has been successful.

Coconut Crusted Baked Avocado Fries with Sriracha Mayo


Coconut Crusted Baked Avocado Fries with Sriracha Mayo                                   Print this recipe!

Ingredients
Makes 20 fries (enough for 4)

Avocado Fries

2 ripe but firm avocados
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
½ teaspoon fine grain sea salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
⅓ cup arrowroot powder*
1 large free-range organic egg, beaten
1 tablespoon water
1 ½ cups unsweetened shredded coconut

Sriracha Mayo

3 tablespoons mayo (make your own paleo mayo with this recipe)
3 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt (or sour cream)
1 tablespoon Sriracha (make your own Sriracha with this recipe)
1 teaspoon lemon or lime juice
Ground black pepper to taste

*If you don’t have arrowroot powder you can either use cornstarch or whole wheat flour (just forget about the paleo stuff)

Directions

Preheat oven to 425°F (210°C) and place a rack in the middle. Line a baking sheet with aluminium foil and set aside.
Slice the avocados in half, and carefully remove the pit. Cut each half into 5 slices, and set aside.
In a bowl combine arrowroot powder and half of the seasonings in a bowl.
In another bowl combine egg and water.
In a third bowl combine shredded coconut and the remaining half of the seasonings.
Working quickly, dip the avocado slices in the arrowroot mixtures, then in the egg mixture, and then in the coconut mixture to coat well.
Place coated avocado fries on the lined baking sheet.
Bake in the hot oven for 10 to 12 minutes, then flip and bake on the other side for 2 to 4 minutes.
To make Sriracha mayo, in a bowl combine, mayo, Greek yogurt, Sriracha, lime juice, and pepper and stir to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Serve with baked avocado fries.

Nutrition facts

One avocado fry yields 64 calories, 5 grams of fat, 4 grams of carbs, and 1 gram of protein.

38 comments:

  1. I might be over thinking this BUT - in the picture (the one with a half bitten fry) it looks like you didn't take the skin off. Am I right or has it just been a really long week and now I'm seeing things that can only be cured by a batch of these fries?

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    1. I took the skin off, trust me. I think it's just the outer part of the avocado flesh that's darker than the one closer to the pit.
      BTW, I'm sorry to hear you had a long week. I hope you'll have a relaxing weekend!

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  2. Mike - your photos are usually stellar - but, darn duuude - these are freakin fantastic - or should I say awesmazing! I adore avocado fries and I must say, that coconut coating and paprika take these to a whole other level indeed! Happy Friday!

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  3. You have a knack of making me want to try things I've already dismissed (I actually ate zoodles this week and they weren't as horrible as I remember, lol). I tried raw avocado fries once and didn't really dig them, but these with the combo of coconut and baking look pretty irresistible! :-) Have a great weekend buddy!

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    1. You have to give avocado fries one more chance. They're that good!

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  4. I had tempura avocado at a sushi restaurant once, and it was amazing. But I felt greasy afterwards. This recipe looks like it'd taste even better than the tempura, and not grease! Thanks :)

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    1. I'm not a huge fan of avocado tempura, too greasy for me. This is completely different!

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  5. I only heard about these on blogs and this has definitely been on my to-try list. Yours look so perfect, I feel like I should try it soon now. ;)

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  6. I have just started getting on the avocado fries bandwagon and will definitely be trying this one out! LOVE the recipes, keep 'em coming!

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  7. Mike, this is just genius. Loving the idea. My boys love avocado, if I make them these..it will be like the best for sure. Happy Friday.

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    1. I'm sure they'll love these, they're sooo good!

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  8. oh wow- Not going to lie, I may have had the same expression as your sister but that may be because I had a bad experience at a Japanese restaurant with a tempura version! This looks delicious and I'm not going to lie- I want to eat the mayo but the spoon!

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    1. This is totally different from avocado tempura. You should give it a try!

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  9. Sounds interesting enough to sacrifice one avocado and give this crazy innovative recipe a try :)
    love the photos...

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    1. You won't be sacrificing an avocado, trust me!

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  10. Mike! These look amazing. I was just thinking this morning that I want to pick up some avocados at the store later today. And then I opened this post. Talk about fate! Also, you took a serious risk there with your sis. I mean you basically told her she'd have to like these bad boys. Good thing she loved 'em because you know how sisters are...you would never have heard the end of it had she not liked them. As for me, I know I will love these fries. No questioning Mike's culinary genius. Because that's how the Wolfpack rolls. #WolfpackTrust

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    1. I'm bossy when it comes to food. That's the kind of brother I am!
      #WolfpackBoss

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  11. Mike! These look amazing. I was just thinking this morning that I want to pick up some avocados at the store later today. And then I opened this post. Talk about fate! Also, you took a serious risk there with your sis. I mean you basically told her she'd have to like these bad boys. Good thing she loved 'em because you know how sisters are...you would never have heard the end of it had she not liked them. As for me, I know I will love these fries. No questioning Mike's culinary genius. Because that's how the Wolfpack rolls. #WolfpackTrust

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  12. Nooo...I just left you a long comment, but then it get eaten by the internet when I clicked 'publish.' Let's just say it praised your culinary genius for creating such a delicious snack! #WolfpackTrust

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  13. I've never had avocado fries before, but they sound completely amazing, especially with that Sriracha Mayo!

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    1. They're really something, I'm telling you!

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  14. I have never seen anything like these, but they look amazing, I could take a bite right now.
    Saw you on Pinterest.. Love this recipe

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  15. Hey Mike! love your website! Quick question.... Can you sub the arrowroot powder for Almond or Coconut flour? I'm going to give this a go!

    Thanks! -SB

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    1. How did it go with the arrowroot substitutes?

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  16. what could you replace with egg if you're vegan? could you use flaxseed mix?

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    1. Did you ever try using a flax egg?

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    2. 1 tbs of ground flax seed + 3 tbs water soaked for 10 minutes= 1 egg

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  17. Was looking for New Years Eve snack inspirations and could kiss the screen for these beauties! What a lovely recipe and the photos made my stomach rumble. My head told me that despite it being 9.00 pm here, I should instantly search my area for avocados to make this immediately! I may be disappointed and have to wait for a day... :)

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  18. Looks outstanding. Going to try organic coconut flour instead of arrowroot. Cheers.

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    1. How did the coconut flour work for you?

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  19. Thank you for this recipe, it looks very tasty ! *__*

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