Fried Avocado

Kick-start the Cinco-de-Mayo celebrations with this ridiculously delicious avocado design. Believe us when we tell you that there is nothing like a crunchy coating to make you appreciate an avocado's signature creaminess in a whole new way. 

We like to finish these crispy hunks with a generous squeeze of fresh lime juice and some sour cream kissed with lime zest. Fresh radishes chopped into fine matchsticks bring additional color to your fiesta spread too.

Yield: appetizers for 6-8 , Prep time: 25 minutes , Cook time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

1. Create 3 dredging stations: In the first bowl, stir together the flour and a generous amount of salt and pepper (enough that if you actually tasted just the flour, you would be able to taste the salt and pepper). In the second bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and hot sauce. And in the third bowl, combine the cornmeal, mustard and paprika.
2. Next, prep the avocados: Halve each and remove the pits. Cut the avocados, while still in the skin, into 4-5 thick slices per half. Using a spoon, scoop the slices from the skins and place in the flour bowl. 
3. Toss each individual slice in the flour, then the buttermilk, and finally in the cornmeal. When each slice is coated, set aside. 
4. Fill a pot halfway with oil and bring to high heat. When the oil is hot enough, gently lower in a handful of the avocados. Cook until golden brown and crispy. Let rest on paper towels to drain any extra grease. Repeat in small batches until all of the slices are fried.
5. Serve hot and enjoy!

Tips + Tricks

**Look for avocados that are a little firm. Too soft of an avocado will be difficult to coat.

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