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Avocado Fries with Creamy Sriracha Dipping Sauce

These Avocado Fries with Creamy Sriracha Dipping Sauce make for a perfectly crispy and flavorful snack, side dish, or party appetizer! 

(This recipe for Avocado Fries was originally posted in May 2012, but the post has been updated with new photos and content.)

Overhead shot of panko-coated avocado fries with a bowl of sriracha dipping sauce with a lime in it and half an avocado in the background with "Avocado Fries with Creamy Sriracha Dipping Sauce" text at the top

I have a confession to make… I am not the biggest fan of french fries. I’ll certainly eat them, but I never really crave them and unless they’re wonderfully thin and crispy (or made with sweet potatoes), I could usually do without. I mostly see them as an excellent vehicle for eating lots and lots of ketchup. I suppose this is really a greater confession about potatoes, which I’ve shared with you a time or two before. Potatoes have never really generated a lot of excitement for me, unless we’re talking about an incredible mashed potato recipe (keep the skin on! Add blue cheese! Tons of garlic!) or a potato-based dish that’s packed with ketchup, cheese, or gravy. But avocados? Now, those I get. In any way, shape, or form. At any time of the day. And yes, I will pay extra.

I first made these avocado fries back in 2012, but decided it was time to revamp my recipe photos and am always down for an excuse to make them again. Back then, avocado fries were just becoming a thing (though the first time I had fried avocado was at Austin City Limits in 2010 from Mighty Cone!), but now they’re crazy popular and all over the internet. At first I had wanted to do a full-on deep fried version. But then I realized that I love avocados so much, I could probably oven bake them and they’d be just as delicious. I was right and now I can’t imagine frying them because they’re just so freaking perfect this way.

My recipe makes a lot of avocado fries. With three avocados sliced into 1-inch wedges, you can get about 30 avocado fries. Ain’t nothing wrong with that. That, and the fact that they’re ideal finger foods, makes these a great appetizer to serve at a party. After dredging the avocado slices and baking, they also tend to stay green longer than a “bare” avocado, so they won’t immediately brown when you bring them out for a party.

There’s quite a bit of dredging going on, but that’s really the only thing you  need to do to prep the avocado fries. Simple dip the avocado slices into lime juice, a flour mixture, egg wash, and panko.

Four bowls filled with avocado fries dredging ingredients- lime juice, flour, egg wash, and panko

WHY IS PANKO BETTER THAN BREAD CRUMBS?

Do you find yourself gravitating to panko these days instead of standard old bread crumbs? I always have a couple boxes of panko in my kitchen and almost never use bread crumbs! But what’s the difference?Panko are basically Japanese bread crumbs that are made from crustless white bread. Panko isn’t as fine as regular bread crumbs and is drier and flakier, absorbing less oil and giving your food more crunch! Bonus points for the fact that panko is generally a bit healthier than bread crumbs, with fewer calories, less fat and carbs, and more fiber (and if you’re using seasoned bread crumbs, you need to watch out for high sodium amounts!). Alton Brown has an interesting video that shows how panko is made.

If you want, you can add some parmesan cheese to the panko for a little extra bite, but I’m keeping this optional as some people are anti the cheese and sriracha combination. And I do highly recommend the creamy sriracha dipping sauce!

Anyway, after all your avocado slices are dredged, you’ll place them on a baking rack and spray them with a little oil, like avocado oil (or olive or canola). And then bake until crispy!

A metal baking rack topped with panko-coated avocado slices

While the avocado fries are baking, you should whip up the sriracha dipping sauce, which is really just sriracha, yogurt, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Easy and delicious!

Because the avocado fries are a bit more mild in taste, the sriracha dipping sauce is the perfect complement to them and the additional kick they need.

Close up of panko-coated avocado fries with a white bowl full of sriracha dipping sauce

Though you know I never turn down the chance to fry (especially donuts!), I’m really happy I stuck to baking these instead. Baking helped keep the integrity of the avocado slices and didn’t leave them oily or unhealthy tasting.

Horizontal shot from a distance of panko-coated avocado fries with a white bowl of sriracha dipping sauce with a lime in it and half an avocado in the background

They’re perfectly crispy and the kind of food you’ll want to just keep eating and eating. Just keep reminding yourself that avocado is healthy fat and totally necessary in your diet.

Close up of a hand with pink nail polish holding a panko-coated avocado slice with some sriracha dipping sauce on the top of it

I’m seriously thankful that avocados are good for me because I’d be in serious trouble if they weren’t. I think a lot of us would be. Now if only they weren’t so darn expensive. Doesn’t it seem like they keep getting more and more pricey every year? Worth every penny, though! Especially since Cinco de Mayo is just days away!

Overhead shot of panko-coated avocado fries with a bowl of sriracha dipping sauce with a lime in it and half an avocado and a sriracha bottle in the background

Back when I first created this recipe, we were only 9 days away from my wedding. And now… I’ve been married for almost 6 years. How the heck did that happen?? Also? Back when I first met my husband, he didn’t like avocados. The horror!! Don’t worry, I made sure to change that before I married him. Hey, a girl’s gotta have standards, right??

Would you choose avocado fries to french fries?

5 from 2 votes
Avocado Fries with Creamy Sriracha Dipping Sauce
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

These Avocado Fries with Creamy Sriracha Dipping Sauce make for a perfectly crispy and flavorful snack, side dish, or party appetizer! 

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Servings: 30 avocado fries
Author: Sues
Ingredients
  • 3 avocados, peeled, pitted, and sliced into 1-inch wedges (you should have about 30 wedges)
  • 3 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups panko
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (optional)
  • Cooking spray (I recommend avocado oil, but olive oil or another alternative works, too)
Creamy Sriracha Dipping Sauce
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/8 cup sriracha sauce
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. In a shallow bowl, add lime juice. In a second shallow bowl, mix together flour, cayenne, garlic powder, salt and pepper. In a third shallow bowl, crack three eggs and lightly beat. And in a fourth shallow bowl, add panko. If using parmesan cheese, mix in with the panko.

  3. Dredge each avocado slice into each mixture. Start by dunking them in the lime juice, then tossing them in the flour, shaking off any excess. Then, dip the avocado slices into the bowl of egg, and finally coat them in panko.

  4. Place dredged avocado slices onto a metal rack set over a baking pan. Spray avocado slices lightly with cooking oil.

  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the avocado slices start to get nice and golden. Remove avocados on rack to cool.

  6. Serve with Creamy Sriracha Dipping Sauce (recipe below!)

Creamy Sriracha Dipping Sauce
  1. Simply stir all ingredients together. Taste the dipping sauce and if you want a bit more of a kick, add more sriracha. Keep refrigerated until ready to enjoy.

Recipe Notes

Avocado Fries taste best fresh and tend to lose a bit of their crispiness after refrigerating. 

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30 Responses to "Avocado Fries with Creamy Sriracha Dipping Sauce"

  1. i’ve never tried avocado fries before but i so want to now! and as for potato vs. avocado… no idea! i love fries of all types 🙂

  2. Kelly says:

    Oh yes! My daughter loooooves avocados, but my son won’t touch them. He needs more healthy fat in his diet, so this should be the perfect new snack. Thanks so much! I’ve linked up to a couple of your recipes on my blog 🙂 http://www.thingsIfancy.com

  3. You and I share a love for avocados, but I haven’t tried avocado fries yet! They look mouth-watering, especially with that spicy dip!

  4. love2dine says:

    Whoa–amazing! i love to try it.

  5. love2dine says:

    Whoa–amazing!

  6. I love this recipe! Between the avocados and the panko – I am a happy camper!

  7. Ben says:

    OMG this is genus! I love avocado and this is just another great way to devour it. Yum!

  8. Molly Galler says:

    These look SO delicious! In restaurants I will pretty much order anything that has avocado. These look simple to make and the dipping sauce sounds like the perfect compliment. I just hit “print” so I can make these at home! Thanks and happy almost wedding week!

  9. Megan says:

    I love potatoes, and some days I think I could live off of them. But I definitely love avocados too and would love these baked fries. They both have their pluses!

  10. Quisha says:

    Avocado fries…. had me at “hello”…
    I’m going to try this recipe and it coooould just be the best thing that ever happened to my belly. Lol

  11. I LOVE avocado, and, I actually also love french fries. I’ve been looking for a baked recipe too! 🙂

  12. Anything that involves avocado and Chobani is a winner in my book. And fingers crossed the weather report stays the same!!! So excited for you!

  13. Michelle says:

    Avocado fries has been on my to-bake list for quite some time. Yum!

  14. Christina says:

    I’ve never tried these before, but I’m curious about them. What does hot avocado taste like, and does the texture stay the same?

  15. LisaR. says:

    I LOVE Avocado! I will try this!

  16. Emily says:

    What a fabulous idea!!! Doing this stat!

  17. yes, please! i had a piece of deep fried avocado once and it changed my life.

  18. em says:

    i love avocados but have never had them fried…looks delicious. 🙂

  19. Joanne says:

    I’m not really a serious fry lover either, but these I could totally get behind. I ADORE avocadoes!

  20. Meghan says:

    Can I have both? 🙂 I absolutely love fries, but I am sure I would love these too!

  21. Kerstin says:

    What unique “fries” – looks delicious! We’re opposites – I’ve been craving french fries more now that I’m expecting!

  22. Kelly says:

    Wow I love French fries but I also love avocado so I definitely will have to try these. Also my wedding was outside so I was freaked out about rain but I ended up with a double rainbow so it was all worth it haha. Also cute umbrellas do make for awesome pictures!

  23. Jeannie says:

    This looks like a really yummy dip! I love the idea of baking instead of deepfrying the avocados too, less oily = less fat:D

  24. Bridget says:

    Wedding week!!!!!!! So exciting!!

    Hmm I love avocados, never sure about them cooked though. But sounds really good so maybe I need to try this 🙂

  25. Cara says:

    These look so delicious, I love avocados and sriracha! I will be making these as a side dish this week!

    Enjoy your wedding week!

  26. uberFench says:

    I just purchased some Avocado on sale. Definitely going to make these this week. I love sweet potato fries with a sour cream + pineapple dipping sauce. Other than that I am not much of a FF eater.

  27. DPop says:

    Just made these for Taco Tuesdays! They were a great compliment to our vegetable tacos. Many thanks!

  28. Greg says:

    Wow so creative and great execution. I really like the idea of the lime dredge!

  29. Donna says:

    YUM! These are amazing, and I just love how quick and easy that dipping sauce is.

  30. Robin Gagnon says:

    So crisp rich and scrumptious. Such a fun way to eat avocado!

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