A is for Avocado.... Fries! April 02 2012

Don’t these look delicious, uber kid friendly and healthy-ish? In the peak of avocado season, I’ll take any excuse to eat avocado or ranch actually… Can’t wait to try these!!!

Avocado Fries with Cilantro Ranch Dipping Sauce

Ingredients

2-3 slightly firm avocados
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup pine nuts
3 teaspoons Cajun seasoning, divided use (or your favorite seasoning blend)
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup flour or pancake mix (optional)
1/4 cup non-fat Greek yogurt (or sour cream)
pinch of sea salt
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon ranch dressing

Instructions

Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees. Coat a baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Remove pit from avocados. Slice and peel. Each avocado should yield 8 pieces.

Combine panko, Parmesan, pine nuts and 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning in food processor and pulse until combined. Pour into a shallow dish.

Whisk the egg, remaining teaspoon Cajun seasoning and olive oil in a shallow dish. Pour flour or dry pancake mix in third dish.

To bread the avocado slices, dip each piece first in flour, then egg wash, then breading. Place on baking sheet and cook for 15-20 minutes, or until evenly browned.

While fries are baking, combine yogurt, salt, lemon juice, cilantro, and ranch dressing in a bowl. Serve fries hot with dipping sauce!

Posted by: Jessica Glorieux
Photo and recipe by the awesome blog: e is for eat