Day 216: Snap, Crackle and Pop Fried Avocado

A few weeks back, I blogged about a fried avocado burger that I had just eaten. At that moment, I became obsessed with cracking the code for delicious fried avocado. After several trials, day 216 of the Nowhere To Be Project was the day where it all came together. The struggle was in keeping the avocado smooth on the inside and light and crispy on the outside. The solution came in the form of Rice Krispies cereal! Yes! Rice Krispies are the secret ingredient for luscious fried avocado! What I ended up with took my love for avocado to a whole new level. The finished product is vegan (of course), and can be enjoyed in so many ways and in countless dishes. If you’re looking for an amazing new way to prepare avocado, look no further.

Ingredients
1 cup crushed rice krispies
1/4 cup cornstarch
salt, pepper and cayenne pepper to taste
2 Haas avocados, peeled and sliced into spears
1/2 cup vegan half and half blended with the juice of half a lemon
Avocado oil

Preparation Instructions
1- Preheat half an inch of avocado oil in a deep frying pan over medium-high heat.
2- Stir dry ingredients together in a shallow bowl.

Snap, Crackle and Pop Dry Mixture

3- Gently dip each spear of avocado in the lemon half and half mixture before rolling them in the dry mixture, being sure to coat all sides of the avocado.
4- Deposit the breaded avocado into the hot oil using a slotted spoon.
These are ready to be flipped!

5- Use the slotted spoon to turn the avocado spears evenly in the oil as they cook.
6- Cook until golden.
7- Drain the fried avocado spears on a paper towel for a minute or two before serving.

Optional Dipping Sauce
Mix four parts Veganaise with one part chili sauce.

Day 206: For the Love of… Avocado

It should come as no surprise that the avocado has become more popular than ever. It is everywhere and many have a ‘love it’ or ‘hate it’ attitude toward the fruit (yes, it is a fruit). Over the the past few weeks, I have been seeing a new avocado option, deep fried avocado, pop up on countless restaurant menus. I’ve tried it in the deep fried state on its own as an appetizer, in tacos, and on toast. Today, day 206 of the Nowhere To Be Project, brought me to the delicacy that is a fried avocado burger! It was so good that I’ve begun test trials of frying avocado at home. I’ll be sure to let you know how it goes, but in the meantime be sure seek out any and all sources of fried avocado and try them at once.