Easy Avocado Fries with Lime Mayo
How can you resist anything that includes avocado and being crumbed and crispy baked? You can’t! Now what if I told you that I crumbed these in almond flour and coconut. Yes, these Avocado Fries are actually grain free!
The first and only time I tried Avocado Fries was at a café. Even though they were delicious, they were also oily and overcooked so I went home and decided to create my own version.
They are not only a great fingerfood choice but I love making these on the weekend for lunch and served with veggie sticks. It doesn’t take long and the kids get a good dose of those healthy fats. In saying that, I hope you love this as much as we do! Give them a go! (You can head over to my instagram page for a mini video in my recipe highlights)
Now on a different note, I would like to discuss the issue of eating out and cross contamination.
It wasn’t long ago that we went for lunch to a popular burgers chain restaurant. The reason we chose to go there is because they offer Gluten Free Burger Buns. It is not only offered but it is clearly written on the menu with a photo of the bun. This made us feel safe because if gluten free food is offered, they are aware, it most likely would be someone with coeliac disease ordering it.
We had a great experience the first and second time. Food was spectacular! On our third visit, I once again informed the staff my daughter had coeliac disease before placing the order. We were then informed that it is not safe for someone with Coeliac Disease to eat there as there was risk of cross contamination on the grill. I was so angry we were not informed of this the first few times and it was pure luck my daughter did not get glutened.
Is it me or is gluten free food usually ordered by people with coeliac disease (or an intolerance)?
Why offer it on the menu if no one can eat it? (Except those who eat gluten free as a personal choice)
As a mother of a child with coeliac disease, I always inform the staff that my child is a coeliac and request special care with the food handling. Even if I have been to a restaurant 70 times, I must do this every time. So even though I had told them that she was a coeliac, I was not informed the first two times of the cross contamination risk. I am telling you this story because it is important to double check with staff. It makes me so sad that we can not just walk into a restaurant and feel safe because staff are not trained well enough.
And so this is yet another reason why I try to replicate what I see in cafes and cook it at home for my family. I’m not going to lie. It is damn annoying to try and make eating out a ‘normal’ experience for my daughter and yes I am completely aware that there are bigger problems and issues in life but I find it so frustrating that coeliac disease is not taken seriously.
As a friend of mine wrote in one of her posts, “No, it’s not cancer but yes it can be life threatening. It literally destroys the lining of your intestinal and gut system and if left untreated can lead to even organ failure” Unfortunately this is the case for my daughter. If she is constantly exposed it can lead to organ failure.
Without trying to cause fear for anyone with coeliac disease, it is however important we are ALWAYS on the ball. Never let your guard down because mistakes are made.
On the other hand, cooking a delicious, healthy meal like this at home will only make you feel happy, content and safe. Enjoy x
2 large avocado, pitted and peeled
(the avocado needs to be firm but not hard)
1 ½ cup almond flour / meal
2 tbs shredded coconut
3 medium eggs, whisked
1/3 cup arrowroot / tapioca flour
½ tsp sea salt (plus extra)
½ tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp oregano
¼ - 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper or chilli flakes (optional)
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 tbs fresh lime juice
1 tbs finely chopped parsley
1 red chilli, thinly sliced
I small red onion, thinly sliced
Pre heat oven 200C fan forced and line a baking tray with baking paper.
Prepare dipping sauce by combining ingredients.
Slice each whole avocado into 8-10 slices and season with sea salt and pepper.
In one bowl combine almond flour, coconut, sea salt and cayenne pepper. In a separate bowl whisk the eggs and in a third bowl add the arrowroot flour.
Dip each slice into the arrowroot flour, then coat in the egg mixture and finally coat in the almond flour mixture.
Place onto baking tray and lightly spray fries with extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil. Bake for 8 minutes each side.
Serve with lime mayo and garnish with chilli, onions and parsley. Enjoy x