Avocado Fritters

Be the Best Nanny Avacado FrittersCooking for Kids

The kids I care for love crunchy foods for snacking. Nachos and pretzels become boring after awhile. So I tried these Avocado Fritters. They are crunchy on the outside and smooth and creamy on the inside. I dipped them in Panko bread crumbs twice to make them nice and crunchy. They make a great replacement side dish for french fries as well. If your charges like avocado, like mine, give this crunchy treat a try? We used marinara sauce for dipping to add some flavor. Here is what to do:

What You Need:

2 avocados
1 cup flour
1 egg, whisked
2 cups bread crumbs (Panko or regular bread crumbs)
Salt and pepper
2 cups canola oil

What to Do:

1. Cut avocado in half and remove pit. Peel or scoop out the flesh and cut into three wedges.
2. Have three plates ready, one with flour, one with beaten egg, and one with bread crumbs that are seasoned with salt and pepper.
3. Drop avocado wedges into the flour and turn to coat.
4. Shake excess flour and drop the avocado wedges into the egg, turning to coat with the egg on all sides.
5. Using a couple of forks transfer the avocado wedges to the bread crumbs and turn them to coat completely with the crumbs.
6. I like adding a second coating of the crumbs. Add coated wedges to the egg (skip the flour this time) and toss gently, then return to the crumbs for a second coating. Set aside until you are finished with all the avocado wedges.
7. Heat up the oil in a small but deep pot (oil tends to expand and bubble over so be careful not to use too small a pot). When oil is nice and hot lower three wedges into the oil and cook until they golden, not too dark.
8. Remove with a slotted spoon to a paper towel and cook remaining wedges.


Recipe from Olive Oil and Lemons
Photo by Stephanie Felzenberg

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