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An Avo-Inspired Take on Your Favorite Fried Fair Foods

No state fair visit is complete without the indulgence of fried fair foods. You’re probably well aware of popular foods such as funnel cakes and corn dogs. But did you know you can use your favorite fruit, Avocados From Mexico, to create a delicious twist on some of those fried fair regulars and give you some new to look forward to this fall?

First, a few avocado tips to help you get the perfect avo experience. It’s important to understand how to pick a perfectly ripe Avocado From Mexico. Darker green ones that give a little when gently squeezed are ready to eat! If you happen to buy a ripe avocado that you want to save, you can place it in the fridge and it will last another 2–3 days.

Here’s what you need to know when recreating the perfect fried fair foods.

Step 1: Choose your frying fat wisely.

Avocado oil’s high smoke point (520 F) and slightly nutty flavor make it ideal for deep-frying. While consuming some oil is needed for health, oils still contain calories. Oils and solid fats both contain about 120 calories per tablespoon.

Step 2: Pick your foods to fry.

French fries are typical state fair food, but avocado french fries are on a whole new level, providing the ultimate contrast of textures: the crispy, crunchy crust with creamy, smooth avocado. Serve with an Asian sweet chili sauce to add a little heat to the game.

Avo slices not enough for you? Try making deep-fried stuffed avocado halves, Italian-style. Scoop each half out of the skin in one piece, then add some cooked bacon and fresh mozzarella to the hole in each half. Dip the whole thing in an egg whisked with some water, then roll in a bowl of pulverized panko crumbs seasoned with salt. Repeat this process until the entire avo is coated in crumbs. Gently shake off the excess and deep-fry in 350 F oil for 4 minutes, until golden brown, then serve with a side of marinara sauce.

Another winner is fried guacamole. All you have to do is freeze the guacamole in 1–2 rounded tablespoon portions, then dip into beaten eggs, roll in crushed tortilla chips, repeat the breading process once more, and deep-fry at 375 F for 1–2 minutes. Serve with your favorite sour cream or crema mixed with fresh lime juice for dipping.

No trip to the state fair would be complete without a little dessert. Start off by baking this delicious avocado coconut pound cake (but hold the glaze), then cube, dip in pancake batter and deep-fry at 375 F until the outside is brown and crisp. For the real state fair experience, spear the fried pound cake with a skewer along with some ripe seasonal fruit, like mango or berries.

By Avocados From Mexico August 29, 2018

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