Fried Avocado Slices With Spicy Lime Cream

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 4 mins

From Emeril Lagasse's cookbook, New New Orleans Cooking, this is marvelous! Tweaked just a little to my liking!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium bowl, combine buttermilk, hot sauce and avocado slices.
  2. Soak for 30 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, lime juice, cilantro, red onion, jalapeno pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
  4. Stir to combine.
  5. Chill until ready to use.
  6. In a medium deep-fryer, fill oil to a depth of 3 to 4 inches (no more than halfway up sides of the pan.) Heat oil to 375 degrees F over medium-high heat.
  7. Combine cornmeal, flour, 3/4 tsp Essence, baking powder, and the remaining teaspoon of salt in a shallow dish.
  8. Dredge soaked avocado slices in the cornmeal mixture, shaking to remove excess cornmeal.
  9. Place avocado slices in the hot oil and fry until golden, about 1 to 2 minutes each side.
  10. Using a slotted spoon, remove slices and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
  11. Season with additional Essence.
  12. Serve immediately with spicy lime crema and garnish with lime wedges.
  13. For the Essence:.
  14. Combine all ingredients thoroughly.
  15. Yield: 2/3 cup.


Most Helpful

I enjoyed this. I have actually made it before. I use 1/2 cup lime and cut down on the butter milk to make it the same consistency as the original recipe

Chef at Heart May 26, 2007

This was not too good for me. It was kind of tasteless. The only overpowering taste was the cornmeal. And the inside was all mushy. Would have been fine if it had actually tasted like an avocado. The DH said that they were "ok" he only ate one. Maybe we just like our avocado's the old fashioned way. I loved the Creole Seasoning by the way and have it on hand now! Thanks!

crazycookinmama May 29, 2005

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