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Crispy Fried Avocado Poppers

These insanely delicious deep-fried avocado poppers are perfectly crispy on the outside, insanely creamy on the inside, and take less than 20 minutes to make!!

Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Mexican, vegan
Keyword avocado, breaded, deep-fried, easy, fried, Mexican, panko, party, poppers, salty, savoury, side dish, snack, taco
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Servings 16 poppers
Calories 62 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 avocados ripe but firm
  • 1/4 cup flour for dredging
  • ½ tsp chipotle powder for dredging (optional)
  • 3/4 cup panko for breading
  • 1 diluted flax egg 1 tbsp ground flaxseed mixed with 6 tbsp warm water and left to thicken for 10 minutes – should be the consistency of a regular egg, so add more or less water until you reach the desired consistency
  • 3-4 cups grape seed oil for frying
  • salt for sprinkling on fried poppers

Instructions

  1. Fill a large skillet with the oil (you want it to cover more than half the height of the avocados once they are placed in the pan) and heat to 350°F (177°C).

  2. Next, prepare your flax in a small bowl and leave to thicken for 5-10 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, peel and slice your avocados into 8 uniform chunks.
  4. Pour the panko into a small bowl, and the flour into a separate bowl. Mix in the optional chipotle powder into the bowl of flour.

  5. First, completely cover the avocado chunks in flour.
  6. Then dip them in the flax egg. Be sure to fully saturate the avocado so the panko will stick. This process can get messy, so I reserve one hand for dipping and one for breading. This keeps your bowls and hands free of globs.

  7. Next, bread the avocado in the panko flakes.
  8. Once the oil is hot, fry one tester popper. It should take 2 minutes per side to cook. If the avocado browns in less than 30 seconds, your oil is too hot. If it takes more than 3 minutes to brown on one side, increase the heat.

  9. Once you have secured your oil temperature, carefully fry the poppers in batches, using metal tongs. Once golden brown on both sides, remove and place on a plate lined with a few layers of paper towel. Sprinkle with salt and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

As always, nutritional information is a rough estimate, and excludes the frying oil. For a full explanation of nutritional analysis, please read our Disclaimer.

Nutrition Facts
Crispy Fried Avocado Poppers
Amount Per Serving (1 popper)
Calories 62 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 24mg1%
Potassium 132mg4%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 60IU1%
Vitamin C 2.5mg3%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.