Fried Avocado with Chipotle Cream Sauce

Fried Avocado with Chipotle Cream Sauce - The only way to eat an avocado is when they’re deep fried!

The only way to eat an avocado is when they’re deep fried in a Panko crust and dipped in a chipotle cream sauce!

Fried Avocado with Chipotle Cream Sauce - The only way to eat an avocado is when they’re deep fried!

I’m always a late bloomer when it comes to television shows. I tend to get into them 3-4 seasons in so once Jason downloads all of the episodes, which could sometimes be 40+ episodes all at once, I get somewhat addicted to the tv. This happened with Grey’s, Lost, Dexter, Breaking Bad, and now The Walking Dead. And guys, let me tell you – The Walking DeadAMAZING. Seriously. I’ve powered through seasons 1-3 in a span of weeks and Jason and I have a date to watch the season 3 finale tonight so if my post doesn’t make much sense, it’s because I’m rushing through to get to the tv.

Fried Avocado with Chipotle Cream Sauce - The only way to eat an avocado is when they’re deep fried!

But before I cry my eyes out again {SPOILER-ALERT} like I did when Norman Reedus watched his brother become a walker, let’s talk fried avocados. I didn’t even know you could fry them but once I discovered this magic, I don’t think I could ever go back to the uncooked version. With a simple flour-egg-Panko crust, these babies get fried in a vat of hot oil to absolute crisp, golden-brown perfection. But before you scurry off to devour these, you can’t forget about the chipotle dipping sauce.

Fried Avocado with Chipotle Cream Sauce - The only way to eat an avocado is when they’re deep fried!

Now if you’ve been following Damn Delicious for a while, you know that I love anything and everything involving chipotle, from these hot dogs to these sandwiches. And each time I made something with chipotle, I used the canned chipotles in adobo sauce, which is great except I’d use a tablespoon or so and then wrap up the rest, put it in the fridge until it grew mold and then tossed it. A lot of waste was involved. That’s why I was thrilled when I discovered Olo’s chipotle paste. Packaged in a cute little toothpaste-like tube, I could use a tablespoon here and a tablespoon there without any waste! And I’ve been making a ton of more dishes with chipotle since it’s just so easy to use now. So here’s a fair warning – you’ll be seeing a lot more chipotle recipes from here on out!

Fried Avocado with Chipotle Cream Sauce

The only way to eat an avocado is when they’re deep fried!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 avocados, halved, seeded, peeled and sliced lengthwise
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or more to taste
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs

For the Chipotle Cream Sauce

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon Olo’s chipotle paste
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed
  • Pinch of salt

Directions:

  1. To make the chipotle cream sauce, whisk together sour cream, chipotle paste, garlic and salt; set aside.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a Dutch oven or large pot over medium high heat.
  3. Season avocados with salt, to taste.
  4. Working one at a time, dredge avocado slices in the flour, dip into the egg, then dredge in the Panko* crumbs, pressing to coat.
  5. Working in batches, add the avocado slices to the Dutch oven, 5 or 6 at a time, and fry until evenly golden brown and crispy, about 1-2 minutes on each side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  6. Serve immediately with chipotle cream sauce.

*Panko is a Japanese-style bread crumb that can be found in the Asian section of your local grocery store. 

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Olo’s. All opinions expressed are my own.