Avocado Fries With Habanero Ketchup

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

I have a girlfriend who insists that anything can be deep fried. It's a Southern thang. Well these are delicious. Your friends will love them. Easy on the habanero if you're a wimp!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare ketchup (can be up to 1 day in advance); set aside.
  2. Heat oil in deep fryer to 350 degrees.
  3. Cut avocados in half lengthwise and remove seeds.
  4. Carefully slice each one into 4 wedges and remove skin.
  5. Combine flour, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper in small bowl.
  6. Whisk eggs and milk together in second bowl.
  7. Dredge avocados in flour, dip into egg mix to coat.
  8. Coat each wedge in breadcrumbs.
  9. Deep-fry until golden brown.
  10. Drain on paper towels.
  11. Serve with Habanero Ketchup (recipe follows).
  12. Heat oil in heavy (non-reactive) saucepan on medium heat; sauté onion and garlic until onion is soft.
  13. Add peppers and tomatoes; sauté until peppers are tender.
  14. Add bay leaf, allspice, cinnamon, cloves, sugar and vinegar; simmer until mix is very soft.
  15. Remove bay leaf and puree; return to saucepan and simmer 5 minutes.
  16. Add salt to taste, cover and refrigerate.
  17. Keeps 1 week in fridge.


Most Helpful

I'm a wimp! I made the ketchup with jalapenos, which are already up against my heat tolerance limits. LOVE avocados and prepared this way, they were a treat. The ketchup went so well with them, but we also thought it could go with a number of other items as well; i.e. as a burger topping. Thank you for posting, venus2!

Sandi (From CA) January 12, 2010

This looks yummy but I really hope the nutritional info is based as if you were drinking the cooking oil, otherwise it says a serving is 2500+ calories!

Tona L. January 20, 2016

Why would you mess up a perfectly good avocado?

Murrotavitch G. January 19, 2016

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