National Avocado Day? Now there’s a holiday you can really sink your teeth into. At Food Town, our team loves that pear-shaped fruit! (Yes, fruit – you read that right!) Surprised to find out the avocado is a fruit? Just wait until you hear this. It’s actually considered a berry because of its fleshy pulp and seed.
The truth is, there are all sorts of berry interesting facts to learn about guacamole’s key ingredient. Here is a bit more avocado info you probably didn’t already know:
Of course, selecting a ripe avocado can be easier said than done. The folks at Avocados from Mexico offer all sorts of great tips, including:
1 Ripe Avocado
1 Handful of Chopped Onion
1 Handful of Chopped Cilantro
1 Chopped Garlic Clove
1 Chopped Jalapeño
1 Handful of Chopped Tomato
Salt & Pepper to Taste
Mix Ingredients Together
Air-Fried Avocado Fries
2 Avocados from Mexico, Cut into Wedges
½ C All-Purpose Flour
½ C Panko Breadcrumbs
½ Tsp. Salt
½ Tsp. Pepper
Non-stick Cooking Spray
Spray the Air Fryer Basket with Cooking Spray.
In a Medium Bowl, Whisk Together the Eggs with Salt and Black Pepper.
In a Shallow Bowl, Place the All-Purpose Flour.
In Another Shallow Bowl, Place the Panko Breadcrumbs.
Dredge Each Avocado Slice in Flour, Shaking Off the Excess.
Dip into Egg Mixture and then Dredge in the Panko Breadcrumbs, Pressing Lightly to Adhere.
Place the Avocado Wedges into the Air Fryer Basket and Cook at 400ºF for 9-11 Minutes. Turn Them Over Halfway Through Cooking.
Once Avocado “Fries” Are Done, Serve with Chipotle Mayo.
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