Air Fryer Avocado Fries

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Do you love avocado? Ever had avocado fries? This recipe is an avocado lover’s dream!

Made from avocados that are just ripe and some simple spices and breadcrumbs, air fryer avocado fries aren’t hard to make – and are definitely worth the effort.

Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, these avocado fries in the air fryer are good on their own or with a tangy dipping sauce!

air fried avocado fried in bowl dipped in orange sauce
Air fried avo fries and their dipping sauce!

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

Before you head off to air fry avocado, read up on these recipe tips so that you can achieve the best results!

  • Your avocados need to be just the right amount of “ripe” to work well for fries. Too ripe and they will mush as you toss them in flour, egg, and breadcrumbs. Too hard and the avocado will be hard to cut and will feel “firm” and not taste creamy. It’s best to use avocados that are just ripe and ready to eat, but still firm.
  • Feel free to change up the spices that you mix in with the breadcrumbs to your liking.
  • For added crispiness, you can lightly spray the breaded avocado fries in an avocado cooking spray. However, this is optional and something we don’t usually do.

We use this air fryer for our recipes and it has been great.

Step by Step Instructions

If you’d like to see visuals for how to make avocado fries in the air fryer, you can check out the recipe process photos below!

This way, if you have any questions about how exactly we made ours, you can refer to the photos as guidance.

cut up and sliced avocado on a wooden cutting board
Cut the avocado into fries.

First, cut the avocados in half, remove the pit (carefully), then make about 4 lengthwise cuts into one half of the avocado so the knife goes through the whole avo to the back peel.

Take a spoon and move in a circular motion around the outside edge of the avocado to loosen the avocado fries.

When the spoon makes it all the way around the avocado, make a scooping motion into the avocado to gently lift out the avocado fries. Place these fries on a clean plate or cutting board.

Repeat the steps with the other pieces of avocado.

bowls of flour egg and breadcrumbs on counter top with sliced avocado behind
Prepare the breading station.

Next, prepare the plates that you will use for breading the avocaod fries. Place the flour on one plate, the cracked and whisked eggs on another, and the breadcrumbs on the third plate.

breadcrumbs in a bowl with spices on top not mixed in
Add spices to the breadcrumbs.

Add the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika (or the spices of your choice) to the plate with the breadcrumbs and mix until well combined.

steps to breading air fryer fries flour egg breadcrumbs
Bread the avocado pieces.

Next, dip one avocado fry into the flour and turn until it is fully coated.

Then dip it into the whisked egg and move it around until it is fully coated.

Lift the fry, let the excess egg drip off, and place the piece of avocado on the plate with the breadcrumbs. Press down slightly, then turn until the avocado is fully coated.

Lastly, place the avocado fry onto a clean plate and repeat the steps until all pieces of avocado are breaded.

raw avocado fries on black air fryer tray
Place the slices of avocado into the air fryer.

Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.

Once hot, place the avocado fries onto the air fryer tray. There should be some space between them. If your air fryer is quite small, you might have to cook them in two batches.

You can lightly spray the tops of the avocado fries with some avocado cooking spray for a little extra crunch (this is optional, though).

cooked breaded avocado fries on black air fryer tray
Cook them until the breading is crispy.

Cook the avocado fries for 8-9 minutes until the breading is nicely brown and crispy. Turn the fries after 6 minutes.

breaded air fryer avocado fries in bowl with orange dip
Our air fried avocado fries turned out really nicely!

Remove the avocado fries from the tray and serve with your favorite dipping sauce or just eat them as is!

Storage Tips

In our opinion, avocado fries taste best warm out of the air fryer. However, if you do have leftovers, you can store them in a sealed container in the fridge. They will definitely not be as crispy the next day, though.

To reheat them, avoid the microwave since they will only get soggier. Instead, put them back in the air fryer for a few minutes to reheat.

What to Serve Air Fryer Avocado Fries With

We like eating avocado fries as is as a snack but you can also serve them with a number of dipping sauces like chipotle mayo or a simple blend of half mayo/half ketchup!

You might also eat avocado fries as a side with another type of finger food like chicken nuggets or serve them as one item on a charcuterie board!

Related Recipes

If you liked these breaded avocado fries, you can try out these other classic air fryer delights (which are also fries!):

breaded air fryer avocado fries in bowl with orange dip

Air Fryer Avocado Fries

Yield: 20
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes

Air Fryer Avocado Fries are simply delicious. With a few ripe avocados and a simple flavored breading of flour, egg, and breadcrumbs, these avo fries are crispy on the outside and super soft on the inside!

Ingredients

  • 2 avocados, just ripe
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 medium-sized eggs
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, unseasoned
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • avocado cooking spray (optional)

Instructions

  1. Cut the avocados in half, remove the pit (carefully), then make about 4 lengthwise cuts into the avocado so the knife goes through the whole avo to the back peel. Take a spoon and move in a circular motion around the outside edge of the avocado to loosen the avocado fries. When the spoon makes it all the way around the avocado, make a scooping motion into the avocado to gently lift out the avocado fries. Place these fries on a clean plate or cutting board. Repeat the steps with the rest of the avocados.
  2. Prepare the "breading station" by placing flour on one plate, cracked and whisked eggs on another, and breadcrumbs on the third plate.
  3. Add the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika to the plate with the breadcrumbs and mix until well combined.
  4. Dip one avocado fry into the flour and turn until it is fully coated. Next, dip it into the whisked egg and move it around until it is fully coated. Then lift the fry, let the excess egg drip off, and place the piece of avocado on the plate with the breadcrumbs. Press down slightly, then turn until the avocado is fully coated. Place the avocado fry onto a clean plate and repeat the steps until all pieces of avocado are breaded.
  5. Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.
  6. Once hot, place the avocado fries onto the air fryer tray. There should be some space between them. If your air fryer is quite small, you might have to cook them in two batches.
  7. You can lightly spray the tops of the avocado fries with some avocado cooking spray for a little extra crunch (this is optional, though).
  8. Cook the avocado fries for 8-9 minutes total until the breading is nicely brown and crispy. Turn the fries after 6 minutes.
  9. Remove the avocado fries from the air fryer tray and serve with your favorite dipping sauce or just eat them as is!

Notes

  • The avocado needs to be "just ripe" - too ripe and the fries will mush as you handle and bread them. If the avocado is not ripe at all, the fries might taste strange.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 356Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 204mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 11gSugar: 2gProtein: 8g

This nutritional information has been estimated by an online nutrition calculator. It should only be seen as a rough calculation and not a replacement for professional dietary advice. The exact values can vary depending on the specific ingredients used.

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