Avocado Fries


Canola oil for frying

1/4 cup flour

About 1/4 tsp. salt

2 large eggs, beaten to blend

1 1/4 cups panko break crumbs

2 firm-ripe medium avocados, pitted, peeled, and sliced into 1/2-in. wedges

For the Dipping Sauce:

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup sour cream

1 tbsp. ketchup

1 tsp. hot sauce

Method of Preparation:

1.Preheat oven to 200 degrees. In a medium saucepan, heat 1 1/2 in. oil until it registers 375 degrees on a deep-fry thermometer.

2.Meanwhile, mix flour with 1/4 tsp. salt in a shallow plate. Put eggs and panko in separate shallow plates. Dip avocado in flour, shaking off excess. Dip in egg, then panko to coat. Set on 2 plates in a single layer.

3.Fry a quarter of avocado slices at a time until deep golden, 30 to 60 seconds. Transfer slices to a plate lined with paper towels. Keep warm in oven while cooking remaining avocados. Sprinkle with salt to taste.

For the Dipping Sauce:

4.Place all ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix until combined.