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Avocado Fries with Queso Cheese Dip

Ingredients

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For the Fries

  • 2 medium ripe avocados
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • generous pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/4 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • salt, lemon, cayenne pepper for sprinkling

For the Queso Cheese Dip

  • 3 cups extra-sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced milk green chiles, juice reserved

Instructions

  1. Halve, peel and slice the avocados into long spears, it’s okay if they vary in size. Place the avocados on a platter and drizzle with lime juice.
  2. In a small bowl beat eggs and together water. Set aside.
  3. In a separate small bowl whisk flour and salt, chili powder, and cayenne.
  4. In a medium bowl, measure out panko crumbs, salt and pepper. Combine.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, you can set your breaded slices right on the sheet
  6. Dip the avocado slices lightly in the flour mixture, in the egg mixture, and finally panko crumbs.
  7. Clip a fry thermometer onto a medium heavy bottomed saucepan and heat oil to 375 degrees F. Using tongs, lower 6-8 avocado slices into the hot oil. Fry until golden brown. Remove from oil and place on lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with a bit of salt.
  8. Bring the oil back up to 375 degrees before frying the next batch. Continue frying until all avocado slices are golden brown.
  9. Sprinkle all of the fried avocado with a dash of cayenne pepper and fresh lemon juice. Serve immediately with queso dip.
  10. To make the dip, place cheeses in a medium bowl, sprinkle with cornstarch, and toss to coat. Transfer cheese mixture to a medium saucepan over low heat and add milk.
  11. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture is smooth and melted, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  12. Stir chiles with reserved juices until well combined. Serve warm with avocado fries.