Avocado Fries

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Avocado fries are crispy-crunchy on the outside and warm and creamy on the inside. They’re easy to make in the air fryer (or oven), and taste delicious with a side of dipping sauce!

Avocado fries on a wooden cutting board lined with parchment paper, next to a small bowl of dipping sauce.

 

You haven’t lived until you’ve tried this “fried” avocado recipe. Like my air fryer green bean fries, avocado fries are a fun alternative to classic French fries. They’re just as quick and easy to make! Once cooked, these avocado fries are golden and crispy on the outside and nutty and creamy on the inside. All it takes is a few simple ingredients. Serve these with your favorite dipping sauce for a tasty Game Day snack, party appetizer, or weeknight dinner side!

Why You’ll Love This Crispy Avocado Fries Recipe

  • Crunchy and creamy. Avocado fries really are the best of both worlds. The inside is warm and creamy while the breadcrumb coating crisps up nice and golden. 
  • 2 ways. I’ll show you how to cook avocado fries in your air fryer or the oven. They’re quick and crispy either way, without actually deep frying.
  • Versatile. As a snack, appetizer, or side dish, avocado fries are hard to resist. Paired with a creamy dressing or dipping sauce, it’s a total game-changer.
Ingredients for avocado fries.

Ingredients You’ll Need

Here’s what you’ll need to make homemade avocado fries, along with my notes. Scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of the post for a printable list of ingredients. 

  • Avocados – You want 2 large avocados that are ripe enough but still a bit firm. This way they’ll hold their shape when breaded and cooked. 
  • Breadcrumbs – I like the large, crunchy texture of Panko breadcrumbs. Feel free to use any type of plain breadcrumbs you have on hand.
  • Flour and Egg – These help bind the breadcrumbs to the avocado.
  • Seasonings – Chili powder, ground cumin, and garlic powder bring savory flavor to the flour coating. You can also use fajita seasoning, Italian seasoning, or another combination of spices.
  • Oil Spray – I recommend olive oil or avocado oil that comes in a non-aerosol spray bottle. Do NOT use aerosol cooking sprays (like PAM) in your air fryer as they’ll damage the finish on the air fryer basket.

Can Avocado Be Cooked?

You might be thinking, “Can I cook raw avocado?” The answer is yes, and it’s delicious when it’s cooked just right. Avocados are most often enjoyed raw and added to salads, spread over toast (or Mexican tostadas), or smashed to make guacamole. If you’ve never tried to cook it before, these warm avocado fries are the best place to start!

How to Make Air Fryer Avocado Fries

Here’s how to make air fryer avocado fries in just a few quick steps. Remember to scroll down to the recipe card for printable instructions.

  • Set up a breading station. Whisk together the flour and seasonings in one bowl, mix the egg and water in a second bowl, and add your breadcrumbs to a third bowl.
  • Prep the avocado. Cut each avocado lengthwise, remove the skin, and slice it into 8 slices.
  • Dip the avocado. This is where it gets a bit messy! One slice at a time, dip your avocado into the seasoned flour, followed by the egg wash, and then dredge the avocado in Panko. Arrange the breaded slices inside the air fryer and give them a spritz with oil.
  • Cook. Air fry the avocado fries at 390ºF for 8 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Can I Make Avocado Fries In the Oven Instead?

Absolutely. To make oven avocado fries, arrange the breaded avocado slices on a lined baking sheet and spray or drizzle them lightly with oil. Bake at 425º F for about 12 minutes. Flip the fries halfway through the baking time.

Avocado fries inside the air fryer basket.

Tips for Success

Avocado fries are such a fun treat! I just know you’ll love them as much as I do. Here are my tips for getting this easy avocado recipe perfect every time:

  • Get the right avocado. Use avocados that are just ripe, or even slightly underripe. The slices may seem a bit hard at first, but it’ll be easier to dredge them in the coating. The avocado will soften and become creamier as it cooks.
  • Shake off any excess flour. Tap the avocado slices to gently shake off any extra flour before dipping them into the egg and breadcrumbs.
  • Drizzle instead of spray. If you don’t have cooking oil in a spray bottle, go ahead and drizzle the breaded avocado lightly with olive oil instead. A bit of oil helps the Panko brown up nicely. Whatever you do, avoid non-stick cooking sprays as they’ll smoke in the high heat.
  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer. Make sure to leave enough space between the fries for the hot air to circulate, this way they’ll be nice and crispy. The same goes for baked avocado fries. Try not to overcrowd the baking sheet.
  • Don’t forget to flip. Flip your fries halfway through cooking so that they cook evenly on both sides.
Overhead view of scattered avocado fries on a wooden cutting board lined with parchment paper, next to a small bowl of dipping sauce.

Avocado Fries Serving Suggestions

While your avocado fries are cooking, you’ll have plenty of time to whip up a yummy dipping sauce for serving. These fries taste great dunked in just about any sauce or dressing, but these are some of my favorites:

Enjoy crispy avocado fries as an appetizer with more easy snacks like BBQ chicken nachos and bacon wrapped smokies. As a fun family dinner, serve these fries as a side with turkey burgers or boneless chicken wings. Or, for a lighter meal, I love avocado fries paired with a chicken Caesar salad or crispy vegetarian quinoa cakes.

A hand dipping an avocado fry into a small bowl of dipping sauce, with more fries in the background.

Storing and Reheating Leftovers

  • Refrigerate. Avocado fries are best enjoyed right away. However, if you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 24 hours. 
  • Reheat. Warm the fries in the air fryer or the oven until they’re hot throughout. I don’t recommend microwaving avocado.

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Avocado fries on a wooden cutting board lined with parchment paper, next to a small bowl of dipping sauce.
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Avocado Fries

By Erin
Avocado fries are golden and crispy on the outside and warm and creamy on the inside. They're quick to make in the air fryer (or oven). Don't forget the dipping sauce!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients 

  • 2 whole large avocados
  • 1/2 cup plain panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 whole large egg
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Oil Spray

Instructions 

  • Set up a breading station with 3 bowls. Bowl 1 mix together flour, chili powder, cumin, and garlic powder. Bowl 2 whisk together egg and water until well combined. Bowl 3 breadcrumbs. 
  • Cut the avocado in half, remove the pit and the skin. Cut each avocado into about 8 slices.
  • Dip each slice into the flour mixture, gently shake off the excess. Place in the egg to coat evenly, and then dredge into the breadcrumbs to evenly coat. Repeat with the rest of the slices. 
  • Arrange slices in air fryer. Spray with oil. Cook for 8 minutes at 390ºF, flipping about half way through.
  • Alt – Preheat oven to 425º F. Place slices on a lined baking sheet, spray with oil and cook for 12 minutes, flipping half way through.

Notes

Serve with Canes Sauce, Spicy Cajun Dip, or Avocado Dressing for dipping.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 145mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 2g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Side Dish Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 295
Keyword: avocado fries
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5 Comments

  1. I love the flavor and texture of these! I get all the good stuff and none of the bad stuff. You can’t beat that!

  2. The Avocado Fries were a fantastic idea! Crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside—just how I like them. Served with a spicy dip, they were the perfect snack during our game night!

  3. First time I made these avocado fries and I’m impressed! They turned out so good! Perfect snack or appetizers! Love them!