#Fatties, remember Paula Coop McCrory‘s delicious #Pinteresting post about avocados last week? We sure do. Avocados taste deliciously unhealthy but are quite the opposite. Yay for healthy, delicious foods! With this in mind, we’re diving in on our favourite, #fattie ways to enjoy these sinfully creamy guys.
1. Avocado fries: Om fricken nom nom. Plenty of restaurants offer avocado fries, but this is a great thing to make at home. Here’s our tried and true recipe.
2 ripe avocados, peeled and cut into ~16 wedges
3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs (way crisper than regular bread crumbs)
2 tbsp flax seeds (great nutty flavour) OR sesame seeds (nuff said, they’re delicious)
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp crushed chili flakes
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and combine panko, seeds, chili powder, flakes and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk your egg. Dip the avocado wedges into the egg first, then press them into the panko mixture. Lay them out on a lightly oiled pan (vegetable oil is best). Drizzle tops with a touch more oil. Bake until crispy, about 10-12 minutes. Sprinkle with a light dusting of salt when you take them out of the oven.
If you want to kick it up a notch, mix some mayo with Sriracha and a splash of lime. Killer dipping sauce.
2. Avocado egg bake: This one’s inspired by #hannahtheintern. Cut an avocado in half, remove the pit and crack an egg into the now perfectly egg sized hole. Season well with salt and pepper. Top with a sharp cheese like aged cheddar or jalapeno Havarti, sprinkle with chopped chives and bake at 425 degrees until the egg cooks to the desirable point. We’d suggest about 10 minutes. A tip, scoop out a bit of the avocado to make sufficient room for the egg. This recipe is good to play with so try adding in some chopped roasted red pepper, a thinly sliced tomato, bacon bits… whatever your heart desires.
3. Blend ’em up: Whether it’s a banana avocado smoothie, an avocado-strawberry-goat cheese sandwich or avocado miso pasta sauce, the creaminess of an avocado lends really well to just about everything. Seriously. Try blending together kale, miso, avocado, garlic and some EVOO as a way to dress a healthy pasta option like soba noodles, it’s like superfood pesto. Or use it on regular spaghetti. Let’s be real here, creamy pasta’s delicious. Avocado makes it healthier too.
We could go on and on about this but we’ve got food to eat. For more avocado inspiration, check out this drool worthy BuzzFeed of quick avocado recipes. We’re cooking our way through it.