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recipe avocado fries

Avocado Fries

  • Author: Funky Asian Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: serves 4
  • Category: small plates
  • Cuisine: Japanese


  • 1 Florida or 2 Hass Avocados
  • ⅓ cup kewpie mayonnaise
  • 1 ½ cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tablespoons oil
  • ½ teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon granulated onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Oil Spray


  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 3 scallions
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 12 thai bird chiles minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Tablespoons fish sauce (use soy sauce for vegetarians)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup neutral oil
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Put the breadcrumbs and the oil in a small skillet.
  2. Heat the pan over medium heat, moving the crumbs around the pan regularly with a spatula until they are golden brown, about 5 minutes.
  3. Put the panko in a bowl to cool.
  4. Add the granulated garlic, granulated onion, salt, and ground black pepper to the pan. Stir to combine.
  5. Cut the avocado(s) in half and remove the seed. Cut each half into thin wedges about ⅓ inch thick. Set the avocado wedges on a rimmed baking sheet
  6. Squeeze a line (about ¼ teaspoon) of kewpie mayonnaise onto the wedges. Use a spatula to spread the mayonnaise evenly. 
  7. Pour a little of the breadcrumbs onto each wedge and use your fingers to press gently on the wedges to adhere the breadcrumbs.
  8. Flip the avocado and repeat with the mayonnaise and the breadcrumbs, making sure you have completely covered the wedges with the breadcrumb coating. 
  9. Set the wedges into the air fryer, spray lightly with some oil, and cook on 400 degrees heat for 5-6 minutes. Gently flip the avocado halfway through the cooking time.
  10. Serve the avocado fries immediately with the sauce on the side.

Make the sauce:

  1. Roughly chop the cilantro and scallions and add it to a tall cup.
  2. Add the lime juice, thai bird chiles, garlic, fish sauce, sugar, mayonnaise, oil, and ground black pepper.
  3. Blend with an immersion blender stick until you have a thick pureed sauce.
  4. Set aside or refrigerate until ready to use. 


*If you don’t have an air fryer, you can also oven fry or pan fry the avocado in a skillet. For oven frying, set the oven to 425 and move the shelf to the middle of the oven. Put the avocado fries on a parchment or foil lined baking sheet. Spray lightly with oil, place the baking sheet in the oven, and cook for 5-6 minutes. If you plan on pan-frying, heat a skillet oven medium heat for several minutes. Add a couple tablespoons of oil and cook the fries for a couple minutes on each side, making sure to flip gently to keep the avocado from breaking.

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