This is most probably the only Turkish food blog with several avocado recipes since it’s not a typical Turkish food. It is still not that popular in the country, which makes it quite pricy. We love its oily flavor and have it a few times a week in different versions. We would have it more often if it had a more reasonable price. We mostly have it raw as in this Spinach and Avocado Sandwich or in this Egg and Avocado Toast. When we crave for a healthy snack that can substitute for French Fries, we make these Gluten-free Avocado Fries and a chili strained your dip to pair with it.
When I searched for a good recipe for avocado fries, I noticed that they all call for breadcrumbs to coat the avocado slices. Inspired by fried fresh anchovies, I use cornmeal instead. So you can make these avocado fries if you have to follow a gluten-free diet. You can definitely use breadcrumbs if it’s ok for you.
I wanted to enhance the avocado taste a bit, so I used grated cheese and a litle melted butter in the coating as suggested in Baked Avocado Fries. I used Turkish kasar cheese, but you can use parmesan or mascarpone cheese as well.
We have these avocado fries as a side dish and we love to dip them into a dip made with strained yogurt, salt and chili powder. The yogurt sauce wonderfully complements the oily avocado flavor.
These avocado fries make a perfect snack for game nights too.
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1cup cornmeal
- 1 tsp salt
- 4 tbsp grated cheese
- 1 tbsp melted butter
- 1 large egg, beaten
- Preheat oven to 190C.
- Line a baking pan with parchment.
- Cut avocados in hallf, peel and slice them into ½ inch wedges.
- Combine cornmeal, salt, grated cheese and butter.
- Coat avocado slices withegg and then cornmeal mixture. Place them on the parchment and bak efor 20 minutes.
- Serve it with a mixture of strained yogurt and chili powder.