Fried Avocado Slices With Spicy Lime Cream
From Emeril Lagasse's cookbook, New New Orleans Cooking, this is marvelous! Tweaked just a little to my liking!
- Ready In:
- 1 1⁄2 cups buttermilk
- 3 tablespoons hot sauce
- 4 firm-ripe avocados, peeled,pitted,and each sliced into 8 even pieces
- 1 1⁄2 cups sour cream
- 1⁄4 cup fresh lime juice
- 1⁄4 cup chopped cilantro leaf, plus
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves
- 1⁄4 cup diced red onion
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt, divided
- vegetable oil, for frying
- 1 1⁄2 cups fine yellow cornmeal
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 3⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
- lime wedge, for garnish
Emerils Essence Creole Seasoning also known as Bayou Blast use 3/4 tsp
- 3 tablespoons paprika
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 2 tablespoons garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon dried thyme
- In a medium bowl, combine buttermilk, hot sauce and avocado slices.
- Soak for 30 minutes.
- In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, lime juice, cilantro, red onion, jalapeno pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
- Stir to combine.
- Chill until ready to use.
- 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.
- Combine cornmeal, flour, 3/4 tsp Essence, baking powder, and the remaining teaspoon of salt in a shallow dish.
- Dredge soaked avocado slices in the cornmeal mixture, shaking to remove excess cornmeal.
- Place avocado slices in the hot oil and fry until golden, about 1 to 2 minutes each side.
- Using a slotted spoon, remove slices and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
- Season with additional Essence.
- Serve immediately with spicy lime crema and garnish with lime wedges.
For the Essence:
- Combine all ingredients thoroughly.
- Yield: 2/3 cup.
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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!Reply