Nicole MacPherson: Meatless Mummy Con Carne


Crunchy Avocado Fries That are Everything and MORE

This one's a gamechanger


It's no secret I love avocados. I love them plain, in guacamole, mixed into sweet things, poured over pasta, and made into dressings. I love them in quinoa and tacos and potato salad and in every permutation and combination available. 

But this recipe for crunchy baked avocado fries, well. Well. I don't even know what to say except that a) sometimes you don't know what you're missing in life until something is right in front of you, b) my life is now complete, and c) I am now addicted to these crunchy, delicious fries, dipped in spicy, creamy dip. 

The next time you find yourself at Costco and are wondering what in the world you could do with a giant bag of avocados, well, wonder no more. Make this recipe and you won't regret it. You may regret you didn't make more.


firm, not-quite-ripe avocados, as many as you want
flour, about 1/4 cup for each avocado
salt and pepper
canned coconut milk, about 1/4 cup for each avocado
Panko crumbs, about 3/4 cup for each avocado
cooking spray


  Preheat oven to 350 degrees; line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  Prepare your breading station: put flour in one bowl, canned coconut milk in another, and Panko crumbs into the last one. Mix 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper into each 1/4 cup of flour.

  Halve avocados and remove the pit. Slice lengthwise into thin strips and scoop out of the skin.

  Dip avocado pieces into flour, then coconut milk, then finally Panko crumbs. Be sure that the Panko crumbs have adhered to the slices, and arrange in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.

  Spray breaded avocado pieces lightly with cooking spray. If you are not a fan of cooking spray, brush lightly with oil.

  Bake for 25 minutes, flipping halfway through.

  Enjoy your new addiction! These go really well with chipotle chili lime mayo for dipping.

Chipotle Chili Lime Mayo Ingredients

1/2 cup mayonnaise (I used Hellman's Carefully Crafted vegan mayonnaise)
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder


  Whisk all ingredients together and serve.

crunchy baked avocado fries |

crunchy baked avocado fries |

crunchy baked avocado fries |

crunchy baked avocado fries | crunchy baked avocado fries |

crunchy baked avocado fries |

  Want more healthy fries? Try my Healthy Baked Zucchini Fries. In the mood for chips instead? Try my Dill Pickle Zucchini Chips. Wondering what to do with that leftover coconut milk? Seize the day and make Dark Chocolate Truffles