This one’s for all the avocado lovers

I love avocado. Egg in a basket with avocado? Yes please. Avocado in my salad? Always. Avocado and pretty much any Mexican dish? Of course. So when I saw a recipe online called “Avocado Fries,” I was intrigued. What else could I possibly do with this wonderful fruit that is so painstakingly perishable? When you only want to go to the store once a week, you’ve got to come up with some creative ways to use the same ingredient before it goes bad. I made some changes to the recipe I found online. It’s supposed to be healthier to bake them, and I also added the butter for more flavor.

Ingredients (serves 2)

1 large avocado

1 large egg

2 tbsp butter (melted)

1/4 cup flour

3/4 cup Panko bread crumbs

Salt for seasoning

Directions

Preheat the oven to 425. Half the avocado and then cut around edges of the skin to loosen it. Once you have removed the skin, slice the avocado vertically and cut according to what size fries you want. Set out three small bowls, one each for the flour, egg, and bread crumbs. Melt the butter in a pan or in the microwave, and then mix with the egg. Prepare the cookie sheet with nonstick spray. Take the avocado slice and roll it in the flour, the egg mixture, and then the bread crumbs. Set each slice down on the sheet, and once you have breaded all of them, sprinkle with olive oil and salt. Then bake them in the oven for 20 minutes.

Once you take them out of the oven, give them time to cool. But not too much time, because they taste best very warm! Expect a crunchy salty outside, and enjoy the buttery avocado-y goodness on the inside.