Special Diet - Created Date : 6.9.2019

Oh my goodness, the excitement I have over this recipe is a bit ridicu...

Oh my goodness, the excitement I have over this recipe is a bit ridicu...



Oh my goodness, the excitement I have over this recipe is a bit ridiculous. I looooove avocado fries! The problem is that generally they are made by rolling avocado slices in panko breadcrumbs, which of course would not be low carb. So rather than nix it from the list, I decided to test them out with the breading I created for my Low Carb Chipotle Chicken Burgers… GENIUS. It’s a mixture of almond flour, parmesan cheese, garlic, cajun seasoning, salt and pepper! I love this breading! It crisps up beautifully when baked in the oven which of course is the reason for living, is it not?

Dipping sauce for avocado fries

CHIPOTLE MAYO!!! You absolutely MUST dip avocado fries in chipotle mayo!!! I suppose that’s just my opinion, others may choose ranch, ketchup or even a bacon cheese sauce?? Hmmm now the wheels are turning… bacon cheddar sauce would be pretty good as well… but chipotle mayo is super quick and easy! Just mix mayonnaise, chipotle hot sauce and BAM! Chipotle mayo in a bowl, all ready for your dipping pleasure.

How to make avocado fries

Creating avocado fries are pretty easy! Start with avocados that aren’t quite ripe. If they are too soft they won’t hold their shape. Don’t worry about eating unripe avocados, they majorly soften up while in the oven! They will be like butter on the inside and Oh-so-crispy after baking ??

Cut the avocados in half, remove the pit (carefully) then peel off the skin. Slice the avocados lengthwise so that they are French fry shaped! (somewhat)

With one hand, dip a slice into the egg wash and toss into the breadcrumb bowl without touching the breadcrumbs. With the other hand, roll it in the breadcrumbs and then place on a baking sheet with a non stick baking mat. Almond flour tends to clump up pretty bad if you get it wet, this is why using separate hands for the egg wash and breadcrumbs is a good idea.

Bake at 450° for 7 minutes, flip the avocado fries over and bake for an addition 5 minutes, or until they are as toasty as you like! Dip those beauties into that delicious chipotle mayo you whipped up and indulge in this epic low carb snack!

What goes with avocado fries?

Besides being perfect all by themselves, avocado fries go great with just about anything! Make them for appetizer night or pair them with a sandwich, burger or salad Here are my favourite low carb mains to pair with avocado fries:

Chipotle Mayo

Instructions

Equipment Needed

Directions

Heat oven to 450°. Line a baking sheet with a baking mat or parchment paper. Mix egg and water in a bowl and set aside. Mix the breading in another bowl and set aside.

Cut the avocados in half lengthwise and carefully remove the pit. Peel the skin away from the avocado and have each half lay cut side down on the cutting board. Slice lengthwise to form 6 fries from each avocado half.

With one hand dip a fry into the egg wash and toss into the breading dish. Use the other hand to roll the fry in the breading and place on the baking sheet. Repeat until all the avocado fries have been breaded.

Bake for 7 minutes, flip each fry over, then bake for an addition 5 minutes, or until the right level of toasty has been achieved. Mix the chipotle mayo ingredients together, dip and enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition facts are an estimate only! The ingredients you choose could have different nutritional values than the ingredients I have used.

Deduct fibre from the total carbs to get 4 g net carbs per serving.

Nutrition

Hi, I’m Aleta! I love to create healthy recipes for my family; meals my two little stinkers actually love to eat. Raising kids can be hard, but eating healthy doesn’t have to be with the right recipes!

Hey Margaret thanks for the comment! I had the full carbs including fibre calculated on this recipe, which I have adjusted. Each half an avocado is 4g of net carbs. Adding the other ingredients and each half an avocado (or 6 slices) would be 5.5g of net carbs. IF you have only two people, you can cut the recipe in half and just make one avocado ??

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Aleta

Hi, I’m Aleta! I love to create healthy recipes for my family; meals my two little stinkers actually love to eat. Raising kids can be hard, but eating healthy doesn’t have to be with the right recipes!



Microwave cooking and nutrition

Are microwaves bad for your health? Almost every American house has a microwave. The convenience they offer is undeniable. However, despite the widespread use of microwave ovens and excellent safety recordings, some people suspect that cooking microwaved food makes it somewhat less healthy by removing foods from eating. Do you cook with microwave? Are microwave foods healthy?

How does microwave cooking work?

Understanding how microwave ovens work can help clarify the answers to these general questions. Microwave ovens cook food similar to radio waves but using shorter energy waves. These waves are highly selective, mainly affecting water and other electrically asymmetrical molecules - one end is positively charged and the other is negatively charged. Microwave ovens cause these molecules to vibrate and rapidly generate thermal (heat) energy.

Are microwaves safe to cook?

Some foods, when they are exposed to heat, from a microwave oven or a normal oven, are broken down. Vitamin C is perhaps the most clear example. However, since microwave cooking times are shorter, cooking with microwave does a better job of preserving vitamin C and other nutrients that are decomposed when heated.

When going to the vegetables, cooking in water takes some of the nutritional values ??because the nutrients flow into the cooking water. For example, boiled broccoli loses glycosinolate, a sulfur-containing compound that can give vegetables the ability to fight against cancer (and many find it distinctive and some find it disgusting). Steaming vegetables - even steaming microwave - is it better? In some ways, yes. For example, steamed broccoli holds more glucosinolate than boiled or fried broccoli.

Are microwaves bad for your health?

The method of cooking, which keeps the nutrients in the best way, is a method that quickly heats, warms food and uses as little liquid as possible. The microwave meets these criteria. Using the microwave with a small amount of water evaporates food from the inside out. It contains more vitamins and minerals than almost all other cooking methods and shows that microwave foods can be really healthy.

But let's not get lost in details. Vegetables are good for you in any way you prepare, and most of us don't eat enough. Is the microwave oven good or bad? Microwave is an engineering wonder, a miracle of convenience - and sometimes advantageous in feeding.

Learn more about safe microwave cooking. See. "Microwave food in plastic: Is it dangerous or not?"


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