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This Avocado Fries recipe is the perfect way to break in your new cast iron sheet pan. Easily transform that “not-so-ripe” avocado into french fries that are low-carb, keto-friendly, and downright delicious.
Keto Fried Avocado
This is a recipe perfected for my husband! As a food blogger and food photographer, I am constantly creating new recipes for clients, but they are not always low-carb or keto-friendly. Last time I made my Jalapeno Popper Chicken (also keto-friendly) it was a bit hot for my taste and really needed the perfect cooling side dish. Given my husband’s love for avocados – this recipe for baked avocado fries was born!
How to make Keto fries
As with everything else, it comes down to ingredients. One of my favorite hacks for turning breaded foods into keto-friendly dishes is the use of almond flour and pork rinds instead of breadcrumbs and flour. If you don’t need to make these fries keto, feel free to substitute with all-purpose flour and panko breadcrumbs.
How to make avocado fries
Step 1: Start by slicing the avocados into 8 wedges and set them aside.
Step 2: Prepare the breading. Add the pork rinds to a blender and pulse until a panko-style breadcrumb is formed.
Step 3: Setup the dredging stations. One large bowl will hold the almond flour (or all-purpose for non-keto) and seasonings. The second large bowl will hold the whisked eggs. The third will hold the pork rind panko crumbs.
Step 4: Add the breaded avocado fries to a sheet pan and spray with olive oil or avocado oil.
Step 5: Bake the fries at 400F for 15 minutes, flipping halfway through.
Tips for using avocados
Typically when shopping for an avocado you want one that is firm with a little bit of give. That slight-squish tells you they are ripe and ready to use. Many grocery stores also put their little “ripe now!” stickers on them which is helpful. For baking avocado fries though, you want one that is not quite ripe so it is easier to cut.
To make avocado fries you have to be able to slice a “fry” and have it hold the shape. This will make dredging easier and ensure that the avocado doesn’t “melt” during the baking process. Doing a slight fry and bake on the keto fries will make them soft inside like your typical french fry.
For tips on how to safely remove the pit from an avocado, look here.
Don’t have a Cast Iron Sheet Pan?
No worries! You can certainly grab one at Lodge.com, but if you have a standard sheet pan lined with parchment paper or an air fryer, you can whip up this recipe all the same. Any cast iron griddle or large skillet will work as well.
How to make Lime Crema Dipping Sauce
This keto-friendly dipping sauce is so easy! Simply grab a 1/2 cup of sour cream and juice from half a lime. Mix them together and it’s enough to share for both avocados-worth of fries. You can also add paprika, chili powder, or hot sauce to the dip if you would like to enhance the Mexican vibe of this dish.
What to serve with avocado fries?
The list is nearly endless! If it’s keto, think avocado. If it’s Mexican, think avocado. If it’s spicy, think avocado. If you’re feeling snackish – hello avocado! So many options! But here are some of my favorites:
- Mexican White Chicken Tortilla Lasagna
- Dutch Oven Taco Chili
- Carnitas Tacos
- Topping the perfect burger
- Salsa Chicken
Keto Avocado Fries
- cast iron sheet pan (or 12-inch skillet)
- 1 avocado
- 2 cups pork rinds
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 eggs
- olive oil spray
Easy Lime Crema
- 1 Tablespoon lime juice
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- Start by slicing the avocado in half length-wise. Remove the pit from the avocado, slice into 8 wedges, remove the outer skin, and set them aside. Preheat the oven to 400F.
- Add the pork rinds to a blender and pulse until a panko-style breadcrumb is formed. Place into a large bowl, set aside.
- Setup the dredging stations. One large bowl will hold the almond flour (or all-purpose for non-keto) and seasonings. The second large bowl will hold the whisked eggs. The third will hold the pork rind panko crumbs.
- Two at a time dredge the avocado slices first in the almond flour mixture, followed by the egg wash, and lastly into the panko breadcrumbs. Set on a baking sheet until finished. Spray lightly with olive or avocado oil.
- Bake the fries at 400F for 15 minutes, flipping halfway through.
- While the avocado fries are baking, mix the sour cream and lime juice in a small bowl. Divide for personal dipping.