Wow! How to Make Crunchy, Creamy Avocado Fries

Wow! How to Make Crunchy, Creamy Avocado Fries.

 

 

Wow! How to Make Crunchy, Creamy Avocado Fries

April 10, 2015 | By | Comments (16)

We thought we had explored every way to enjoy the buttery-rich yumminess of avocados. But then we swooned over a photo of the breaded avocado fries in chef Hans Röckenwagner‘s latest cookbook, Das Cookbook. Röckenwagner, known for applying German cooking techniques to Californian cuisine, features these delightful snacks on the menus at two of his Los Angeles–based cafés. Inspired by the photo, we created our own lighter version, and the results were even more delicious than we’d imagined: When you coat creamy avocado wedges with a crisp breadcrumb crust, that contrast of textures makes the avocado seem doubly silky-rich. Be sure to follow Röckenwagner’s advice for success and start with firm, ripe avocados; cooking won’t add flavor, so the avocado has to be perfect from the start.

 

Avocado Fries

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup plain breadcrumbs
2 large egg whites
2 firm, ripe avocados
Cooking spray
1 lemon, cut into 6 wedges

Preparation
1. Preheat broiler. Place a baking sheet in oven while broiler preheats.
2. Combine flour, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish. Place breadcrumbs in a shallow dish. Place egg whites in a small bowl, and whisk until foamy.
3. Halve avocados, remove pits, and cut each half into 6 wedges. Pull off peels.
4. Dredge avocado wedges in flour, dip in egg white, and then dredge in breadcrumbs. Remove baking sheet from oven; coat with cooking spray. Place avocado slices on baking sheet; coat avocados with cooking spray.
5. Broil 5 minutes or until brown on top. Turn and broil 2 more minutes. Remove and serve with lemon wedges.

Serves 6 (serving size: 4 avocado wedges)
CALORIES 144; FAT 10.1g (sat 1.5g, mono 6.6g, poly 1.2g); PROTEIN 4g; CARB 12g; FIBER 5g; CHOL 0mg; IRON 1mg; SODIUM 153mg; CALC 13mg

– See more at: http://simmerandboil.cookinglight.com/2015/04/10/how-to-make-avocado-fries/#sthash.bHc3xAie.dpuf

Wow! How to Make Crunchy, Creamy Avocado Fries

April 10, 2015 | By | Comments (16)

We thought we had explored every way to enjoy the buttery-rich yumminess of avocados. But then we swooned over a photo of the breaded avocado fries in chef Hans Röckenwagner‘s latest cookbook, Das Cookbook. Röckenwagner, known for applying German cooking techniques to Californian cuisine, features these delightful snacks on the menus at two of his Los Angeles–based cafés. Inspired by the photo, we created our own lighter version, and the results were even more delicious than we’d imagined: When you coat creamy avocado wedges with a crisp breadcrumb crust, that contrast of textures makes the avocado seem doubly silky-rich. Be sure to follow Röckenwagner’s advice for success and start with firm, ripe avocados; cooking won’t add flavor, so the avocado has to be perfect from the start.

 

Avocado Fries

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup plain breadcrumbs
2 large egg whites
2 firm, ripe avocados
Cooking spray
1 lemon, cut into 6 wedges

Preparation
1. Preheat broiler. Place a baking sheet in oven while broiler preheats.
2. Combine flour, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish. Place breadcrumbs in a shallow dish. Place egg whites in a small bowl, and whisk until foamy.
3. Halve avocados, remove pits, and cut each half into 6 wedges. Pull off peels.
4. Dredge avocado wedges in flour, dip in egg white, and then dredge in breadcrumbs. Remove baking sheet from oven; coat with cooking spray. Place avocado slices on baking sheet; coat avocados with cooking spray.
5. Broil 5 minutes or until brown on top. Turn and broil 2 more minutes. Remove and serve with lemon wedges.

Serves 6 (serving size: 4 avocado wedges)
CALORIES 144; FAT 10.1g (sat 1.5g, mono 6.6g, poly 1.2g); PROTEIN 4g; CARB 12g; FIBER 5g; CHOL 0mg; IRON 1mg; SODIUM 153mg; CALC 13mg

– See more at: http://simmerandboil.cookinglight.com/2015/04/10/how-to-make-avocado-fries/#sthash.bHc3xAie.dpuf

CORN, AVOCADO AND TOMATO SALAD

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Corn, Avocado, and Tomato Salad

Yield: 4-6 servings

Ingredients

    • 2 cups cooked corn, fresh or frozen (see Note)
    • 1-2 avocados, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
    • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
    • 1/2 cup finely diced red onion
Dressing:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine the corn, avocado, tomatoes and onion in a large glass bowl. Mix
  2. together the dressing ingredients in another bowl, pour over the salad, and
  3. gently toss to mix. Chill salad for an hour or two to let flavors blend.

Notes

Fresh corn is really best to use here. Cut it off the ear and boil it for 3-4 minutes

to cook it. I love it almost a little crunchy. You can even stick it in raw if that’s what

you like.

Source: Paula Deen

Read more at http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/2013/06/corn-avocado-

and-tomato-salad.html#O4ZW8QrjZovvUsCt.99

A Purple Burger? Mmmmm 50 Veggie Burgers :)

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Did you know that Beets have Antioxidant & Anti-Inflammatory  Properties?

THE AWESOME GREEN has made the Ultimate Veggie Burger!

Topped with Avocado & Sweet Potato Fries, this burger is as delicious

and Healthy as it is Gorgeous 🙂 Visit their page for the recipe & more:

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Black Bean Burger with Buffalo Cheese Sauce, Oh My!

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Half Baked Harvest does it All The Way 😉

http://www.halfbakedharvest.com/buffalo-blue-curly-cheese-fry-crispy-black-bean-burgers/

According to Half Baked Harvest, even the Most Seasoned Bean-Hater

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Get All 50 Recipes here: http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/g2729/best-burger-recipes

cilantro-lime tofu sandwiches

cilantro-lime tofu sandwich.I haven’t talked

about it much, and I suppose it’s because this is not that kind of blog. This

blog is about baking and being silly and making mistakes and eating them

anyway, because even if they’re not pretty, they still taste delicious. But

sometimes, it’s about other things, too. Just to keep things interesting.

What I mean to say is, I haven’t talked much about my choices on

consumption. You see, I’m mostly vegetarian. (“Mostly vegetarian?” you

ask. “That sounds made up.”) Let me explain.

ingredientes.After a long period of reading,

movie-watching and researching, Elliott and I decided, in February 2010,

to be more conscious of where our food comes from and what we put

into our systems. Now, before I go any further, please don’t think this is

going to be a rant or a digest on food ethics and blah blah blah. Trust me,

we’ll get to the good stuff in a minute. I just want to lay the groundwork for

why the heck I made a tofu sandwich. Long story short, we don’t eat meat

unless it’s local and/or sustainably and ethically raised. If a pig was

allowed to be a pig and express its “pigness” during its life before it became

bacon, we’ll eat it. If it was shoved into a confined space without access

to the outdoors and fed foods that aren’t good for its body and only make

it fat, we won’t. It’s a little more complicated than that, but the point is, we

don’t eat much meat. And when we do, it’s often from a farmer whose

hands we’ve had the pleasure to actually shake.

tofu in the marinade.That said, we’re

still meat eaters at heart. I still crave a burger like, every week. I can’t eat

salads all day long or I’d lose my meat-loving marbles. But we’re not

about to give up on what we think is important. That’s where tofu

(sometimes) comes in.

I remember the first time I ate tofu. It was disgustingly chewy and shaped

into cubes and tucked into a tangled mess of pad Thai noodles. In short,

it was gross. The second time I ate tofu, it was in a scrambled mix with

pesto and cheese, with toast and roasted potatoes on the side. My

friends who were eating with me thought it looked inedible. I thought it

was delicious.

fixins. It’s been a

slow-growing relationship with my now-beloved tofu. I’ve learned

over time how to prepare it and when to eat it, or when to just leave it out.

Tofu, sadly, is not the same thing as a burger. But it can be just as tasty.

One of my favorite ways to eat tofu is marinated and put on a sandwich.

This cilantro and lime marinade is made with garlic and a dash of chili

powder for a kick, so when you let the tofu sit in it for an hour or two,

the flavors imparted are savory and tangy and a little bit spicy. It’s

amazing. The tofu no longer tastes like it looks — a colorless, coagulated

mass of soy. It actually tastes like a food.

sammmmmich.If you’re leery

of tofu but are willing to try it out, I suggest starting with this recipe.

It’s basically foolproof and can be made in an hour (most of that hour

hands-free). And if you don’t want to try it or just plain don’t like tofu,

that’s fine. This marinade is also good on grilled chicken. Especially

if that chicken came from down the road and was allowed to express

its “chickenness” during its lifetime. Just saying.

PS If you want to learn more about sustainable eating, visit the

husband’s blog, Ethical Plate. He has good things to say.
PPS If you live in the Iowa City area, go see “American Meat”

this weekend.

Cilantro-Lime Tofu Sandwiches
A Girl Versus Dough Original (marinade from eHow.com)

Yields: 4 sandwiches

Ingredients:
1/2 cup lime juice
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tsp olive oil
salt to taste
pinch of chili powder
1 16-oz package extra-firm tofu, sliced into sandwich-size rectangles
1 avocado
lime juice to taste
salt to taste
8 slices of whole-wheat bread, toasted (or any bread you like)
1 tomato, sliced
1/2 onion, sliced
handful of spinach leaves

Directions:
Combine lime juice, cilantro, garlic, olive oil, salt and chili powder

in a small bowl. Pour into a baking dish and place tofu slices on

top. Spoon some of the marinade on top of the tofu and place the

dish in the fridge to marinate for at least 1 hour (up to 3 hours).

Flip over the tofu slices halfway through.
Meanwhile, mash an avocado in a small bowl and add lime

juice and salt to taste. Spread avocado mash onto 4 slices of

bread. Evenly distribute tomato, onion and spinach on bread slices.

Set aside. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove tofu

from fridge and place directly on skillet (no extra oil needed for the

skillet). Cook tofu until both sides are a golden brown, about 5

minutes each side. Remove from heat and place on sandwiches.

Spoon remaining marinade on sandwiches, if desired. Top with

remaining bread slices and serve.

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