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Avocado Fries: A Healthy Fat Alternative for Kids

Updated on September 7, 2014
A single serving (3-4 pieces) is about 320 calories but it's a good source of unsaturated fat. Your kids will enjoy eating healthy.
A single serving (3-4 pieces) is about 320 calories but it's a good source of unsaturated fat. Your kids will enjoy eating healthy. | Source

I am always on the hunt for alternative ways to serve meals to my family. LIke everyone else, I purchase the same food items each week because my loved ones have certain preferences I dare not mess with, especially when it comes to serving healthy choices.

Being from a Hispanic oriented household, avocados are an essential staple in our pantry. As a child, I chomped on them like apples. And, I know I have eaten well over the average person's lifetime consumption of guacamole. So finding a creative way to serve them always makes mealtime exciting. (Note: they are actually oven-baked but "fried" is more appealing to kids. Don't you think?) When I heard about this recipe, I could not resist experimenting with the ingredients to pass our hispanic "spicy" taste test. My family loves it and that makes this mamacita very happy.

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My Personal Advice On Avocados

Do you know how to pick a ripe avocado? It took me a few attempts to pick the perfect avocado at the grocery store. My mother's advice was to hold it in your palm and gently squeeze. If it yielded gently then it was ready to eat (similar to squeezing softened butter). If it yields like a soft peach, it is overly ripe.

Buy avocados that are dark in color with tints of light green on the skin. The photo below is an example of perfect color for ripened fruit. By the way, avocados cannot ripen on the tree, they must be picked. This is due to the chemical content of the tree leaves.

How does it taste? In my opinion, if you like the fresh, crisp, green taste of cucumbers you will enjoy eating avocados. The flesh of the fruit is meaty and has a firm texture unlike other fruits. I believe the fat content adds much to its flavor. Kids naturally love high-fat food content and serving avocados will fulfill cravings in a healthier way. Living in South Florida we have the larger variety available, it provides a nice snack for a family of three to four. Simply slice it and serve with a hummus or a veggie dip.

Avocados are sodium and cholesterol free which makes them perfect for those of us on special diets. They are high in fiber and contain essential vitamins such as vitamin B6, C and E. And if you are trying to get more potassium and magnesium in your meals, the avocado is perfect for meeting those needs.

You can store cut avocados in the refrigerator by placing them in a container filled with water. The water level should be about 1/2 inch above the fruit so that it is submerged completely. This method will prevent spoilage and keep it nice and green. For extra protection, you can brush the green flesh with fresh lemon juice to preserve its fresh taste and color. Use it within two days for best results.

The Benefits Of Eating Avocados

How To Cut An Avocado

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4.7 stars from 9 ratings of Avocado Fries

Avocado Fries (Oven Baked)

Prep time: 25 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: Serves 4 to 6 people

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, fine ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt, or Herbamare seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/1/4 cups panko break crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 medium Hass avocados
  • 1/4 cup lite olive oil

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I use panko bread crumbs for convenience but if I have time I will make my own buttered crumbs. Dip the slices in the flour mixture so that they are completely covered. Shake off excess flour.  Use a fork to dip the flour-coated slices in the eggs. Again, make sure they are completely soaked before dipping in panko. Roll the slices in the panko crumbs. Places slices in a single layer on parchment-lined (sprayed with oil) baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil or spray with cooking spray. The fries should be a golden grown and crisp when done.
I use panko bread crumbs for convenience but if I have time I will make my own buttered crumbs.
I use panko bread crumbs for convenience but if I have time I will make my own buttered crumbs. | Source
Dip the slices in the flour mixture so that they are completely covered. Shake off excess flour.
Dip the slices in the flour mixture so that they are completely covered. Shake off excess flour.
Use a fork to dip the flour-coated slices in the eggs. Again, make sure they are completely soaked before dipping in panko.
Use a fork to dip the flour-coated slices in the eggs. Again, make sure they are completely soaked before dipping in panko.
Roll the slices in the panko crumbs.
Roll the slices in the panko crumbs.
Places slices in a single layer on parchment-lined (sprayed with oil) baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil or spray with cooking spray.
Places slices in a single layer on parchment-lined (sprayed with oil) baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil or spray with cooking spray.
The fries should be a golden grown and crisp when done.
The fries should be a golden grown and crisp when done.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Peel, pit, and slice the avocados into 1/2 inch wedges.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (foil can be substituted). Spray nonstick cooking oil on the paper (or lightly oil the parchment or foil with olive oil).
  3. Using a shallow bowl (large cereal bowls will do), combine flour, sea salt, garlic salt, parsely, cumin, and pepper.
  4. In a second bowl, lightly beat the eggs. Pour the panko bread crumbs and grated parmesan into a third shallow dish. Mix well.
  5. Set up an assembly line process: Dip avocado slices in flour mix. Coat evenly. Shake off excess. Next, dip slices in beaten eggs. Lastly, coat them with the panko-parmesan mixture.
  6. Arrange slices in a single layer on the parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil over the fries (You can also spray them with cooking oil for added flavor.)
  7. Bake 8 to 10 minutes until crisp and golden brown. Serve with a dipping sauce of your choice. (I use hummus or a sour cream-chipotle based dip.)

The Analysis of Avocado

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 150 grams
Calories 240
Calories from Fat198
% Daily Value *
Fat 22 g34%
Saturated fat 3 g15%
Carbohydrates 13 g4%
Sugar 1 g
Fiber 10 g40%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 11 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

© 2014 Dianna Mendez

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      Paula Atwell 2 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      Well, this is new. I have never thought of frying an avocado. I do love them and use them in place of butter in some recipes, mostly sandwiches. I am a HUGE guacamole fan. There is a restaurant here that has three versions of guacamole as a chef's offering each day and they change often. They make it per order. The best! :)

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      Michelle Liew 2 years ago from Singapore

      Yes, frying an avocado is something quite new to me. Will have to give it a go.

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      WillStarr 2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      So they're more baked than fried? Have you tried using a deep fat fryer instead?

      BTW, this sounds great!

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      Paula, it is not really fried - they just have the appearance of being fried, which is more appealing to kids (and adults). I too love them as spreads on sandwiches. Yum! Don't get me started on gaucamole!

      Michelle, these are really baked but they look like they're fried. More appealing to call them "fried". Hope you enjoy the recipe.

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      Will, I don't know how the texture would hold on being fried but it's worth a try. I'm sure my hubby would enjoy that even more -- but then you lose the "healthy" appeal. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day.

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      Cynthia Calhoun 2 years ago from Western NC

      First the "fries." OMG. I'm going to the store after I finish this batch of guacamole I made. :P

      Second, I had NO IDEA that you could store them in the refrigerator with water. You have changed my life! Haha!

      Hugs!

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      Sam Deal 2 years ago from Earth

      I love fried food and I love avocados. Pure genius!

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      Jimmy 2 years ago

      As a longtime ninja, I have certainly eaten my share of avocados.

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      Rachael O'Halloran 2 years ago from United States

      This was not only a neat recipe but a great lesson on avocados besides. I like how you laid this out - partly education, partly goodies. I can't say I will be trying it anytime soon because they don't eat avocados in my house, and I eat them only rarely in a salad -and that's only if I don't know they are there, if they are camoflouged (sp) in dressing, and if I can taste the dressing and nothing else, that is. lol Still, I enjoyed reading this background about avocados and the recipe.

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      Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Dianna,

      What a terrific idea! I love avocados.

      I live in Southern California, less than two hours from the Mexican border. Both Mexican- and Californian-grown avocados are readily available in the supermarkets and farmers market in my neighborhood. I must try your recipe!

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      Cyndi, I usually don't have any leftover to store them but it does work. Eat and enjoy!

      Deal, they do taste fried and they are good. Hope you are enjoying a good day-- it will go better with avocado! :)

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      Jimmy, I love your comment. Guess that makes me an honorary ninja!

      Rachael, it's ok, I still like people that avoid avocado. You are a great supporter and I appreciate your feedback any time. Be safe and well.

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      Daisy, you are so blessed to have avocado throughout the year. We have friends who supply us often here in Florida. I just love the fruit! Thanks for stopping by and hope all is going well for you today.

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      This is similar to vegetable tempura, which I love and I'm sure to try this recipe of yours. In fact, I have some unripe avocados in the kitchen now. So, this is exciting! :)

      Thank you for the awesome tips. I knew about squeezing lemon but not about storing it in the fridge submerged in water. Now, that is brilliant!

      Voting up, pinning and sharing.

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      CrisSp, it is similar to a tempura recipe. So glad you like the idea and tip. Thanks for the feedback!

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      Hezekiah 2 years ago from Japan

      Never heard of these before but it looks delicious, thanks for sharing this.

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      Mary Wickison 2 years ago from Brazil

      I had never thought of baking avocados.

      Who am I kidding, in our house it is guacamole or eating it with a spoon. I will admit to making the occasional milk shake with it as well.

      I had never heard of Panko bread crumbs, but Googled it. Very interesting.

      We get lovely avocados here in Brazil so I will definitely be trying this out.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Bev loves avocados, so I'm passing this one to her. Speaking for her, thank you. :) Have a good work week, Dianna.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for this new but interesting idea. The recipe sounds simple enough and I'm anxious to taste baked avocado. Glad you shared.

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      Hezekiah, it's fairly new as a recipe idea. I have come to enjoy it as a treat for movie night. Glad you stopped by. Enjoy your week.

      Blond Logic, I have yet to try them in a smoothie or shake but I hear it is wonderful. You are blessed to live in an area where they are abundant.

      Bill, I figured Bev for liking avocados. She is very much the adventurous type when it comes to foods (so I hear from you). Don't forget to take a break now and then this week.

      MsDora, it's worth a try if you like avocados. I am always looking for new ways to serve food and this one was worth the experiment. Blessings, dear lady.

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      Vivian Sudhir 2 years ago from Madurai, India

      Your avocado fries reminds me of those delicious cutlets my Mom used to make for us. Lovely recipe teaches 12345, voted up.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      A very well written hub with so much information about Avocados and a yummy recipe. Avocados are generally available at super markets here but not in the local markets. You have given some useful tips on selecting the fruit.

      The recipe sounds perfect for kids and worth trying. Thanks and voted up!

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 2 years ago from Lagos

      A very great hub. Avacado is very good for the body. The information you provided will be very useful to all. Great job!

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      These sound delicious and is a totally new way of eating avocados for me. I love them and often use them in place of butter on toast or mixed with egg etc. Thanks for sharing this Dianna. Voted up.

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      I love avocados. This sounds delicious. I gave it a 5-star rating and will definitely try this at home. Thanx, Dianna!

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      Sheila Craan 2 years ago from Florida

      Wow, this is interesting Teaches! I always believed an avocado couldn't be cooked and I forever ate them fresh. This is a first for me. I'll have to try your recipe! Thank you!

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      Marlene Bertrand 2 years ago from Northern California, USA

      Never in a million years would I have ever thought of "Fried" Avocados. Your recipe sounds delicious. I know I'm going to try it before the week is over. Thanks so much for the extra tips about how to buy avocados.

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      Sandra Joy Eastman 2 years ago from Robbinsdale MN

      I adore guacamole dip and I think I'd love these. I'm not a French fry eater but I love sweet potato fries. Never would have thought to use the Panko either. Very helpful hub

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      The Frog Prince 2 years ago from Arlington, TX

      One of my favorite fruits. When I make my guacamole here in Texas the Mexicans are lining up outside my door! LMAO

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      viscri8 2 years ago

      wow, great ideea, I like avocados but ate them always just raw with lemon juice and salt. Thanks.

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I love avocados and the first time I tried them I thought I would never eat one again; I hated it. Someone made me some guacamole though and got me interested and since then I make dips all the time from them. This looks really good but I wonder if they could be baked. 22 fat grams puts a fear in me! lol It might not hurt the kids but I want them for me not the kids! Think I will explore baking and thanks for the idea on something new for a great food.

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      Karen Szklany Gault 2 years ago from New England

      This recipe looks delicious, and I am looking forward to trying it. My family is looking forward to eating it.

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      Jim 2 years ago from Kansas

      I've never tried them prepared that way. Sounds very good.

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      Suzanne Day 2 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      These look very tasty - haven't had them before but there's always a first time ;) Voted interesting!

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      Thanks for the visit, Snerfu! Mom's always make the best foods - go with it!

      ChitrangadaSharon, I didn't know you could get avocados in India. Glad that this recipe is one you can use. Enjoy a great day.

      Urbani, I try to eat lots of avocado for the vitamin E, which I need. Love that you stopped by to comment! Have a good day.

      Jodah, you are tempting me with the spread idea! Thanks for visiting and take care.

      Bravewarrior, enjoy it soon and tell me how you like it. Take care, dear friend.

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      Craan, I never thought of baking them before until I head this from a good source. I like them fresh best though. Glad you liked the idea.

      Marlene, I thought I would add the tips on how to buy for those who have never bought them. If you just pick up one up - it may not be ripe enough to eat. Thanks for your support and enjoy a good evening.

      Sandra, I try to avoid fried foods in general and prefer baked. The panko adds a bit of flavor to the recipe. Take care and stay safe.

      Frog Prince, you have me laughing! I would love a sample of your guacamole!

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      Viscri, I love them with lemon juice and salt! We would have a great time just snacking on these together! Glad you visited and remember to enjoy your day.

      Jackie, I hear your concern over the fat content. This is a good fat that will only benefit your body. Our brains need this to generate cells. If you keep the "bad" fats to a minimum, this should be very good for you on occasion. Thanks for your valuable feedback and question! Blessings, dear lady.

      Seafarer, may your family have a wonderful dinner together dining on this treat. Thank you for commenting!

      Pawpaw, this was the first time I tried avocado other than as guacamole. It is a good alternative. Thanks for your opinion and visit, which I truly enjoyed!

      Suzanne, I love your adventurous spirit! Do try them, you may find them enjoyable.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      What a great recipe using avocados! How interesting. This is one I must truly try.

      Congrats on winning the 2014 Best Teacher Hubbie!!!

      Up +++ tweeting and pinning

      God bless

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      Cristen Iris 2 years ago from Boise, Idaho

      I cannot wait to try these! I eat at least 1/2 avocado in my daily lunch salad 5-6 times a week. I too eat them plain. And on eggs. And on bean burgers. I'd eat them on cereal if I thought I could get away with it. :) Fantastic idea.

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Oh yes; forgot to congratulate you and I voted for you of course as I did last time!

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      Faith, thank you for the kind words. As for the recipe, it's a good way to get someone to try avocado. Blessings!

      Iris, I could have it every day too. Next, I'm trying it in a smoothie. Thanks for coming by today.

      Jackie, I appreciate your awesome support. Have a blessed day!

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      Angela F 2 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Yum-O! Love avocados... Pinned.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 2 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Educational! thank you - my hubby is into these big time right now! He'll appreciate this page as much as I do - have to include it on my food board too - congrats on the Hubbie award too!

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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      Oh me oh my oh. This oven baked avocado fries recipe is going to be a big hit. Thanks, mamacita!

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      Hello Angela! I'm glad that we are connected and look forward to following you as well. Enjoy the day.

      Brite-Ideas, Thank you for the support. I am very grateful for the award. I couldn't have done it without the awesome followers such as you. Good to know your hubby loves the fruit, it's one of my favorites.

      RTalloni, de nada, amiga! Hope you like the recipe.

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      Cristen Iris 2 years ago from Boise, Idaho

      I can vouch for it being delicious in smoothies too. :) Oh man, I am so hungry!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Oh my mouth is watering!! Yum!!!

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      Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I'm pinning this one. I love avocados, and this looks divine. I usually keep them on the counter until they're soft if I want to eat them sooner. I've kept them in the fridge (without water) for a week or so, probably. Is that bad? They seem to not ripen so quickly, so I can use them later. At any rate, I'm ready to try your recipe!

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      Liz Elias 2 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Oh, yummy. That sound delicious! I got the quiz ok except I underestimated how much guacamole was eaten during Super Bowl! LOL

      I just happen to have some avocados on hand.....

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      I would have never imagined avocado fries! In fact, I'm not sure I've ever eaten an avocado. Hmmm. ??? Congratulations on your Hubbie Award!

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      Stephanie Henkel 2 years ago from USA

      I love avocados, but never had them cooked in any way. I love the idea of making "fries" with them! Thanks for the hints on storing avocados, too. The trick of storing them in water is something new to me.

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      Michelle Scoggins 2 years ago from Fresno, CA

      Sounds great.Voted up and shared.

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This sounds like a delicious recipe, Dianna! Thanks for sharing it. I've never thought of creating avocado fries before. Thanks for the useful tip about how to store avocados in the refrigerator, too. Congratulations on your Hubbie award.

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      Elizabeth Parker 2 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      What a great hub. I love avocados but know nothing about them other than how great they are. I think I might have to make these!

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      Rebecca Mealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Awesome! I might make some for me! Pinned to my Healthy and Yummy board!

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi Dianna, you are going to scream what?? but I have never had one in my life! lol! I think it was because when I was working my colleague ate guacamole next to me one day, and the smell made me want to, well, you can guess! lol! so that put me off even more! maybe Avocado tastes totally different so I will give it a go, and your recipe sounds amazing!

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      Audrey, love that you find avocados appealing. I drool just looking at one in the store!

      Victoria, I keep them whole in the fridge for about three days. Mine seem to spoil after that, but perhaps its my old model fridge!

      Lizzy, I was surprised at the amout of guacamole eaten too. Guess it's more popular than we thought. Let me know if you ever do eat an avocado - it takes some getting used to for some people.

      Stephanie, glad you got something out of the post. Wishing you a wonderful week.

      Mdscoggins, thank you for coming by and for your wonderful support. You take care and be safe.

      Flourish, thanks for the well wishes. I am very grateful for the award and support of fellow hubbers.

      Alicia, congrats on your Hub Award. YOu certainly deserved the honors! Hope the storage tip works for you.

      Epbooks, I love them sliced most days - like eating an apple. Just have to watch overeating them due to the high fat content. Oh well, gotta enjoy life some days!

      Rebecca, good to see you here and I always feel encouraged by your comments. Keep safe and well.

      Nell, I can understand your dislike of guacamole. It's not for everybody. My son hates it - go figure! Your visit made me smile.

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Great healthy fat alternative, thank you for sharing. Never knew that avocado could be made so delicious, will try this out.

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      Andrew Spacey 2 years ago from Near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire,UK

      My wife and two sons love avocado - I'm the only one on the fence! A recent trip to south America did help however. I saw big avocado on trees and ate some with Colombian friends. They almost convinced me. Your recipe pushes me a bit further off that fence. Great idea. They look delicious. Thank you for a healthy protein alternative.

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      Tanya Jones 2 years ago from Texas USA

      Scrolling through the feed this caught my eye. Need to come back and read more. Sounds promising as I love a healthful snack.

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      mattdigiulio 2 years ago

      This looks great. Must try. Matt

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      Vellur, avocados are great and very good for you. Thanks for the comment and support. Enjoy your day, dear friend.

      Chef, you can sample them from your position on the fence once in a while. As you say, it may get you to come over one day. It takes some getting used to.

      Arachnea, good to see you here. It's one way to get your veggie count for the day. Take care.

      Matt, your comment is appreciated. Hope your weekend is a good one.

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      Tanya Jones 2 years ago from Texas USA

      Love this recipe. I'll have to try it when I have friends over. The information about avocados is really useful. Great hub.

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      VioletteRose 2 years ago from Chicago

      Sounds great :) Thanks for sharing!

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      Arachnea, I am going to try this on my friends next time I have a party too. Don't expect too many thrills though, not everyone loves avocados as much as we do. Take care.

      Violette, glad you stopped by and I appreciate your opinions. Be well and safe today.

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      Sandy Mertens 2 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      I passed by some avocados for 49 cents today. Now I wished that I did buy them. Never fried them up before.

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      Linda Jo Martin 2 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      This looks absolutely delicious. I want to try it. Avocados are an amazing food.

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      James C Moore 2 years ago from The Great Midwest

      When I saw the words " fried avocados" and healthy alternative, my first thought was that it's too good to be true. But, then I read the article and see these are actually baked. I will try this.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      These look really good!

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Awesome idea! You have shared a helpful tip.

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      Natasha Pelati 2 years ago from South Africa

      I love avos and what a great idea to change it up!! Thanks for the tips and will definitely try this out!

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      Better Yourself 2 years ago from North Carolina

      I have honestly never considered using avocados for anything other than guacamole, what a great snack idea!

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      Sandy, wow, 49 cents is really good for avocados! I would have bought them out. Thanks for your comment and visit.

      Linda, I agree with your rating of amazing of avocados. I love them any day!

      Just the messenger, I would love them fried but I have to watch my calories these days. Glad you are still willing to try them.

      Avian, they look good and taste good too! Good to have your visit today.

      DDE, storing them in water works fine - but you still have to slice off the top layer a bit to get a firmer texture for usage. Good to see you!

      Tasha, it's a good alternative to the traditional guacamole in this house! Love that you stopped by to visit.

      Better, I just got another idea from a friend on using it as a breakfast dish. I am going to try it this weekend. Yes, it's fun finding other ways to serve this to family. Take care.

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      ologsinquito 2 years ago from USA

      Thanks for the tips on the avocados, and how to buy them. I knew the part about buying or eating if they yield a bit, but not about the color. I'd like to try making these for my son, who needs to pack on some pounds.

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      My kids (all grown) are great avocado fans and will love this recipe. Only one of my grandchildren eats avocado but I have a feeling this recipe could change all that.

      I love the background you provided with this recipe!

      Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      Ologsinquito, this is a great way to pack on pounds in a good way. Hope your son likes the idea. Be careful and safe.

      Tillsontitan, I wish everyone loved avocados, but I do have a few in my own family who dislike them very much. Oh well, more for us! Take care.

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      Janis 2 years ago from California

      This is such a great idea. It sounds so tasty!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      we usually add avocados for salads, Tis fried version is new to me. Gonna try, voted up

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      Bill De Giulio 2 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Dianna. I love avocados but have never seen them as fries. I think I would love these and they are so much healthier. We will sometimes make avocado and tomato sandwiches which are great. Thanks for the tip on placing in water in the frig. Great job with this hub.

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Among other high scores, I gave this its first "Beautiful" for the great photos, including the one that has my taste buds crying out for this fruit I usually avoid! Great recipe and I'm passing it along to the mamacita in this household.

      You are also entitled to praise for being such an active Commenter, but your published Hubs are too good to be spaced several weeks apart. So, what's next?

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      WriterJanis, glad you liked this recipe. It is one I enjoy and love it as an alternative to popcorn on movie night.

      Peach, Love my salads with a good topping of avocado. Enjoy your week and stay safe.

      Bdegiulio, Oh I love avocado fresh with tomato. Funny, I had this tonight for dinner. I appreciated your comment and support. Take care.

      Perspycacious, Thanks for the positive feedback. This is one recipe that is not only healthy but enjoyable. My teaching job keeps me busy and limits my writing. Hopefully, it will taper off once October comes and I'll be able to write a little more often here. Be safe and well!

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      Catherine Giordano 2 years ago from Orlando Florida

      I had to search for 15 minutes, but I finally found the hub you did that I noticed weeks ago and didn't have time to read. I have a nice fat avocado on hand and I am going to try your recipe.

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      Kathryn Grace 2 years ago from San Francisco

      Those look absolutely fabulous. I don't know if I could keep eager hands off the avocados long enough to slice, dredge and bake them, but it surely would be a delicious appetizer. We love avocados and guac just about any way we can get them.

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      LisaDH 2 years ago

      I definitely want to try this for my kids!

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      Doris H. Dancy 2 years ago from Yorktown, Virginia

      What a wonderful and healthy idea. I plan to try this for sure. Voted up!!

      I hope that your school year is going well. I know that it is because I can see what a wonderful teacher you are just from reading your articles.

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      Catherine,

      Ecogranny,

      Lisa,

      Doris,

      Thanks for the supportive visit and valued comments. So glad this recipe idea is one you would all be willing to try. Enjoy!

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      Sanjay Sharma 2 years ago from Mandi (HP) India

      It looks like an easy to make preparation. I have noted the instructions. Thanks for sharing.

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      PurvisBobbi44 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi teaches12345,

      I know I started reading this before and company came in---so now I am back. This is a great recipe and I will try it soon.

      I hope you have a great week.

      Until later,

      Bobbi Purvis

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      My family loves avocados. I would have never thought about frying them. I'm so excited about trying your wonderful recipe. What a great hub!

      Voted UABI and sharing along with a pin to my food board.

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      Susan Zutautas 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Drooling and will try your recipe soon!

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 2 years ago from Norfolk

      teaches12345

      That is fascinating, the only time I have eaten cooked avocado was on a pizza. I would love to try this. I grew up with three trees in our garden in Africa - all of them being different varieties, one, light green, some that were as large as a side plate but also light smooth green and shiny, the biggest variety was the size of a dinner plate with scaly skin. We adored them in our family and would eat one or two each after a day at school. We would eat them with a spoonful of vinegar in the hole and spoon out the flesh with a teaspoon, simply delicious. We ripened them by wrapping them in newspaper - I still do this today. Thanks for a really interesting idea.

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      Rebecca Mealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      One of the coolest recipes I've seen in awhile!

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      Judy Specht 2 years ago from California

      Adore avocados, but am highly allergic to them.

      My 2 year old grandson eats chips and guacamole like candy. This recipe sounds like a great idea. I will pass it on to my daughter-in-law.

      I have never heard of storing avocados in water to keep. Guess there was never a need since they disappeared so fast.

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      This looks like a yummy healthy recipes for kids and adults.

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      Comfort Babatola 2 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

      I love Avocado, but not as much as my hubby does. So, this might just be the next go-to snack in our home since I don't have to fry it. He won't eat anything fried.

      This is definitely a great healthy way to snack. Thanks for sharing this recipe! Voted up and useful.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      We eat loads of avocados in our home and love them but would never have thought to prepare them in this manner. Thanks for your recipe! Pinning this so that I can easily find it again.

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      Suzette Walker 2 years ago from Taos, NM

      Great twist on the usual French fries. I love avacados and these sound great and are so much more healthy. Great suggestion and thank you for sharing your recipe.

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      SanJay,

      Bobbi,

      Suzette,

      Peggy,

      Comfort,

      Colorful,

      Audrey,

      Susan,

      Sally,

      Rebecca,

      Tireless,

      This time of year in Florida we have the huge avocado type and they make lots of these home baked fries. I hope everyone enjoys the recipe and finds a new snack to enjoy. Great seeing all the supportive comments and friends here today. Blessings!

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      Donna Kristine 2 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      This will be one of my favorite dishes - can't wait to try this. I love avocados.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 2 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Certainly healthy and looks real good. With all those coatings it is bound to taste well too. The photos leave nothing to the imagination.

      Thank you.

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      toknowinfo 2 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this recipe and all this information. I am looking forward to trying this. I never thought of using avocados in this way. Great and informative hub!

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      Linda Bilyeu 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I just started eating avocados this year! I had tried them once and didn't like them, my daughter introduced them to me again and now I love them! Go figure. Also I never heard of Panko until last week...Maria told me her husband uses it...I need to try it. I need to try this recipe, actually I'll share it with my daughter who loves to cook, me not so much any more. Thanks for sharing! :)

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      Kristine, we are in the midst of avocado harvest here in South Florida and I am using them to make all my favorite recipes. Enjoy your weekend.

      Rajan, it is indeed healthy and good. Thanks for your feedback. Hope all is going well for you, dear friend.

      Toknow, it was a new recipe I had to try to found it to be quite good. Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day.

      Linda, you are so blessed to be able to just sit back and enjoy other's cooking. (I have to admit my hubby does most of ours - it's lovely!). I love panko on chicken and potatoes. Great way to spruce up a recipe. Have a sunshine weekend!

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      Marvin Parke 2 years ago from Jamaica

      I will start to use your methods of preserving avocado in the fridge. The lime and water method are both great ideas.

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      Rasta, I have found that storing the cut avocado with a wedge of cut onion also keeps it green and fresh for up to 2 days. It is always nice to have you visit and comment. I hope you are enjoying a beautiful evening. Blessings!

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      anglnwu 2 years ago

      Love avocados, so this is a must try. Thanks for sharing secret to keeping avocado fresh in the fridge.

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      Anglnwu, I am glad you stopped by and I appreciate your comment. I hope you enjoy this yummy treat. Have a blessed week.

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      Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Many thanks for that tip how to pick a ripe avocado and to keep it fresh in the fridge. Leaned something here.

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      Joanna Chandler 2 years ago from On planet Earth

      This is very interesting, something i would love to try. I was astonished at first about the avocado fries, so my curiosity brought me here LOL.

      I was wondering how the avocado would fry on its own :) Then i realized it has to be dipped into a batter

      Thanks for sharing

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      Mary Norton 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I do love avocados and always make a mango and avocado salad, guacamole or mix it with quinoa. Am glad to read about the possibility of keeping avocados for at least 2 days. I will try this next time as the avocados here in Hanoi are much bigger than the ones we're used to in North America.

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      I'm skeptical. But I may give it a try.

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      Nadine, glad I could be of service in picking out a ripe avocado. It does take a little trial and error, be patient. So good to see you, as always.

      Lady, these are baked but the notion of "fried" is more appealing and they resemble fries in shape. Enjoy you evening!

      Aesta, I love your recipe for the salad, The idea of mango and avocado is to flavorful. I'll have to try it.

      Poetry, I admire your willingness to try something new. Keep safe out there and enjoy your day.

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      Nona Weeks 2 years ago from Florissant, CO

      These sound great. I will be trying them. Thank you for sharing

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      Shinichi Mine 2 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      I already know how much I'm going to like this one.

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      Nona, I hope you enjoy this little treat. Glad you stopped by and I appreciate your visit.

      Smine, I love a person who thinks positive! Enjoy your week.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      A great hub Dianna ; voted up plus shared.

      Eddy.

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      Thank you, Eddy. I hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend.

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      Kevin Sutton 2 years ago from Gulf Shores, Alabama

      wow i love avocados, i just ate piece just a while ago. I need to try this. :D

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      Kev, I see you enjoy avocados the way I do most of the time, plain. Do try this recipe some time, you may just find another way to enjoy avocados. Have a sweet week.

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      lex123 2 years ago

      We used to eat avocados as desserts, added with milk and sugar. Then recently I had tried avocado with spices and coconuts. It came out well and my family liked it.Now I learned another wonderful recipe of this nutritious fruit by reading this hub.

      Also, thank you for telling us how to pick and store them. Voted up!

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      What a great idea. I love avocado. What could possibly not be good about these???

      Bookmarking to try later. Pinning

      Angels are on the way to you ps

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      Doris H. Dancy 2 years ago from Yorktown, Virginia

      I love avocados and this sounds like a wonderful healthy snack. I will have to try it, Also, I haven't had a chance to congratulate you on your 2014 Teacher Award. It couldn't happen to a nicer person. Fantastic!!

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      Ken Kline 2 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

      What a delicious idea! Fantastic! Will be sure to try. Love avocados - never thought or heard of this. Voted up!

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      Lexi, I think I'll try your dessert idea. It sounds pretty good! Enjoy your day.

      Pstraubie, I agree -- what could possibly be wrong with an avocado? It is a staple in this household!

      Doris, Thank you. I am deeply appreciative of the honor due to wonderful writer friends, like you. Enjoy an avocado on me!

      Celebrate, it's fairly a new idea - baking these wonderful fruits. Hope you enjoy it. Be well and safe.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 2 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      I like the idea of baking the Avocado though they are termed fries thus maintaining their healthiness.

      They look so good, all golden and crisp.

      I'm including this Avocado fries recipe in my Avocado hub.

      Thanks for sharing.

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      Joyfulcrown 2 years ago

      I've have never heard of baking Avocado before. I am in California so I am in Avocado country. I can't wait to try this!

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      Donna Brown 2 years ago from Alton, Missouri

      I love avocados! I will have to try this one!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      My mouth was watering as I was reading this hub! This just sounds yummy!

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      PurvisBobbi44 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi,

      This look delicious and I will make some soon---I need something new to make for my family.

      Thanks,

      Bobbi Purvis

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 2 years ago from Fontana, WI

      I needed the video on how to cut the avocado - didn't know to stab the seed to remove! Ha! So simple yet so elusive.

      This looks delicious - surprising - I would have thought baking would end up with soup.

      Will definitely try this - love the panko bread crumbs.

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      Deborah Neyens 2 years ago from Iowa

      I LOVE avocados. I wish I lived in a climate where I could grow an avocado tree. This recipe looks really good.

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      Robin Grosswirth 2 years ago from New York

      Diana, I love this recipe idea!!! I can use it with family members. I wish there was a great substitute for breadcrumbs because I myself, do not eat carbs.

      Robin

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      torrilynn 2 years ago

      this sounds absolutely delicious. i can't wait to try this recipe sooner rather than later. voted up and shared with others.

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      Peg Cole 23 months ago from Dallas, Texas

      This sounds so easy and healthy. Baking rather than frying is what I prefer and the Panko bread crumbs would really add some crispness to the treat. I'll try this out sometime. My aunt had avocado trees in her yard and she served them with nearly every meal. I've really grown to love avocado.

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      Linda Rogers 23 months ago from Minnesota

      I am so excited to see a recipe for Guacamole. I have baked and deep fried tomatoes and zucchini's but never tried this. I'll let you know how it turns out because I'm making this next week for the family. Voted up, hit many buttons and sharing-Excited to pin it!

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      Liz Elias 23 months ago from Oakley, CA

      Sounds delish! Voted up ++ and shared!

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      Peggy Woods 23 months ago from Houston, Texas

      We love avocados and have used them in all kinds of ways, but never oven baked like this. Can't wait to try it! Sounds delicious! I always purposely pick out hard green avocados in the store and let them ripen on a windowsill at home and then refrigerate them until we use them. They keep for some time in the refrigerator, but I never knew that putting them in water would help to keep them longer. Will give that a try. Thanks for that tip and also your good sounding recipe. Pinning and happy to share.

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      IslandBites 21 months ago from Puerto Rico

      Nice idea! Vote up!

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      amazmerizing 21 months ago from PACIFIC NORTHWEST, USA

      Nice... avacados are the best things ever invented... EVER!!!

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      Dianna Mendez 21 months ago

      Just want to thank everyone for the support of this recipe idea. I find avocado fries more often in health magazine these days. Guess they are finding their way to the masses!

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