Fried Avocado Tacos


Today is a really good day. It’s beautiful out, the birds are chirping, dogs are everywhere looking adorable and you look particularly cute. You always look cute, but today you look extra cute. New jeans?

Thought so…

I’m in a really good mood. I mean, it is Friday. Heeeeyyyy Friday, HEY! But mainly it’s because avocados are so incredibly perfect that they make me giddy.

Have we met people that hate avocados? Not sure I’ve ever come across a person. Hope they don’t exist, honestly. (That’s kind of harsh of me, isn’t it?!)

Avocados are perfect all on their own. We know this. Avocados are also awesome fried, placed in between a tortillas and sprinkled with radishes and cotija cheese.

Let’s talk about it!

A few days ago my neighbor told me he was going to Europe and asked me if I’d take a bunch of avocados and freshly picked peaches. DUH. So I thanked him kindly and told him, though, living next to a musician isn’t ideal, I’m so grateful he’s a good pianist and not a bad one. He was happy.

(I didn’t actually say that.)

But have you ever lived next to a bad musician? Nothing adorable about that. Nothing.


I started with ripe avocados that were firm.

I dunked them in flour, egg and then panko bread crumbs.

Now, I know the entire world hates frying, but these don’t require a deep-fry. Just take a skillet and pour enough oil until 1-inch of it reaches the sides.

Think of it like a casual chill fry.

Super chill, bro.

It wasn’t much effort at all. I charred some tortillas, cut up some radishes and crumbled some cotija I had leftover from the Eloté Soup.

I like most of the recipes on this site, obvi, but these tacos might be one of my new favorites.

Fried Avocado Tacos

Print this recipe!

Vegetable Oil
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 large eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cup Panko (Japanese) bread crumbs (Japanese bread crumbs)
1 teaspoon salt
4 firm-ripe avocados, pitted, peeled, and sliced into 1/2-inch wedges

Corn or flour tortillas
Radishes, sliced and diced
Cotija cheese, crumbled

1. In a medium skillet, add enough oil until it reaches about an inch up the sides. Heat the oil until it reads 375 degrees F on a deep-fry thermometer. Line a baking sheet with a bed of paper towels and set aside.

2. While the oil is heating up, place the flour, egg and panko in separate bowls. Add the salt to the panko and mix. Dip the avocado slices in the flour, shaking off any excess. Transfer them to the egg, then the panko and coat thoroughly. Repeat process until you’ve coated all of the avocado slices.

3. Gently place the avocado slices in the hot oil, being sure not overcrowd the skillet, and fry until golden brown, about 30 to 60 seconds on each side. Transfer them to the bed of paper towels.

4. To assemble tacos, place a few pieces of fried avocado in the center of a tortilla. Top with cotija cheese, radishes…or cilantro, white onion, hot sauce, etc. Do as you please! Just make sure to include a squeeze of fresh lime juice. That’s a must!

Serves 8 (Makes about 30 (1-inch) fried avocado pieces)

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  • Reply Bar Stools April 8, 2013 at 2:28 am

    Right away I am going away to do my breakfast, when having my
    breakfast coming again to read further news.

  • Reply Sarah from 20something cupcakes August 22, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    I’ve been DYING DYING DYING to try fried avocados. Have you tried them in the oven? I might have to do that.

  • Reply nichole (the refined hippie) August 19, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    why hadn’t I ever thought of doing this?!

  • Reply Jessica August 14, 2012 at 10:47 am

    I love this idea! Like some of the other commenters here, I’ve never thought to fry avocados, but I’m completely intrigued! I’m trying to imagine what they’d be like on top of a burger or in place of French fries. (Yum!) We’d love for you to submit a similar recipe to The Search for the Ultimate Weeknight Meal, offering a grand-prize to one lucky blogger who will tape a segment to air on national TV! If you’re interested, check out our contest page for more details:

  • Reply HiLLjO August 9, 2012 at 8:04 am

    Made these and LOVE them! Didn’t use egg; just panko and flour/spices. I also used one that was still a bit firm yet ripe enough and it didn’t get mushy or anything.

  • Reply Kathy August 6, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    I am a food blog addict, but rarely comment on them. But had to comment on that fact that you are a genius. Fried avocado. That is food erotica. oh my. oh my. oh my.

  • Reply Melissa Klotz August 3, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    I do love avocado, but I just can’t bear to eat it warm… I’ve tried deep-fried avocado at the OC Fair and hate when I have to reheat Chipotle leftovers that have guacamole on them. It turns sour tasting!

    • Reply Adrianna August 3, 2012 at 4:44 pm

      I actually don’t really like avocado warm either, but these I don’t mind. Maybe it’s the crunch and the fact that they don’t cook for long? Not sure, but even if you generally don’t like warm avocado, you still might like these. 🙂

      • Reply HiLLjO August 9, 2012 at 8:05 am

        I agree! I don’t care for warm avocado but these are amazing!

        Melissa: Do you reheat the Chipotle in the microwave? That could make it sour.

  • Reply Kara July 31, 2012 at 8:00 am

    Never heard of fried avocados…but avocados are a staple in our home and this is a must try! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Christina July 30, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    What?! Love how your mind works. 🙂

    Come over and check out the Fro Yo Pie I put together.


  • Reply lynn @ the actor's diet July 30, 2012 at 8:54 am

    i had fried avocados once and they were life changing!!!

    • Reply Adrianna August 1, 2012 at 12:37 am


  • Reply Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen July 30, 2012 at 8:43 am

    It must be a habit acquired from watching my mom, but I only buy 1 or 2 avocados at a time.. just looking at the photo with so many waiting to be eaten has changed that for me forever!! Excellent that you’ve deep-fried them.. crunchy then soft inside!!

  • Reply julie @ the semi-reformed nerd July 29, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    YUM. Fried avocado is one of my favorite ‘guilty’ pleasures. Looks awesome!

  • Reply Christina @ The Beautiful Balance July 28, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    sweet jesus…all I saw was “fried avocado tacos” and I had to write a comment. GENIUS.

  • Reply Nicole Franzen July 28, 2012 at 3:27 pm


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