Absolutely Avocado’s, the new book by Gaby Dalkin will have you drooling for more than just guacamole (although her eight varieties certainly got me going!)
It is the cutest little package of a book (much like it’s author) and every single one of its 80 recipes gloriously showcases avocados. I marked the heck out of this book the second I got it because I just couldn’t believe how many of these recipes appealed to me!
Goat cheese guacamole?? Had to make it.
Avocado Croque Monsieur? Thinking about it right now .
Avocado and Chocolate Chip Banana Bread? What!!!?
Fried Avocado Tacos? Well, just take a look at these, I couldn’t resist.
Crispy and fragrant on the outside, creamy and cool on the inside.
I wrapped them up in corn tortillas with the recommended salsa verde and then added shredded Monterey jack. These tacos were fun and really delicious and would be perfect for a crowd. I have never even heard of deep frying avocado’s! Have you? What an amazing concept, and what a great recipe!
I happen to know that Gaby tested each of these 80 recipes over and over to make sure that these would work flawlessly for you, and they won’t disappoint!
For those of you who are Avocado lovers like me, and can’t wait to get their hands on all these yummy recipes, I am going to give away three copies of Absolutely Avocados.
CONTEST UPDATE!!! THE WINNER IS RACHEL:
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“I love avocados chopped on salads or pureed as a sauce on chicken. YUM!!”
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Recipe: Fried Avocado Tacos
- -½ cup pale ale (I used Corona)
- -½ cup all-purpose flour
- -1 teaspoon sweet paprika
- -½ teaspoon ground cumin
- -¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- -½ teaspoon kosher salt
- -2 cups grapeseed oil for frying
- -2 Hass avocados (the big ones!)
- -8 small tortillas
- -1 cup refried beans ( I used black beans)
- -1 cup salsa verde
- -½ cup shredded Monterey jack
- (I served these with lime cilantro creme and sweet and spicy red onions I had in the fridge)
- 1. Whisk together the pale ale, flour and spices. Cover the mixture with plastic wrap and let sit for 2 hours.
- 2. Heat the grape seed oil in a heavy tall pot until 375 degrees.
- 3. Cut each avocado in half lengthwise. Remove the pit from the avocado and discard. Remove the avocado from the skin and slice each half into 4 pieces.
- 4. Dredge each avocado piece in the batter and gently transfer it to the hot oil and fry until golden brown, 1-2 minutes.
- 5. You can fry a few pieces at a time, just be careful not to over crowd the oil.
- 6. Remove the avocado with a slotted spoon and set on a paper towel to drain. Repeat this with remaining avocado slices..
- 7. Wrap the corn tortillas in a damp paper towel and heat in the microwave for 1 minute.
- 8. Arrange the tortillas on a platter and evenly divide the beans among them, followed by the salsa verde, a few slices of avocado and the cheese. Top with the lime crema if desired. Serve immediately!
Preparation time: 2 hour(s) 10 minute(s)
Cooking time: 5 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 4
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In my Saturday morning omelet.
I absolutely adore avocados every which way, but my favorite avocado recipe is mango guacamole to use on tacos and in burritos….or spoonfeed to myself 😉
At my daughter’s wedding last May, she requested half the Eggs Benedict have avocado in place of the Canadian Bacon. Even though there were only four vegetarians, the avocado was more popular! I love avocado on toast with a poached egg and fresh roasted black pepper.
Love avocados any way I can get them!! And I have had fried avocados!! 🙂
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I love BLTAs!!!!
We love to substitute avocado on our BLTs as well. We call them BATs. Not sure why we get strange looks when we tell people we’re having BATs for lunch. Lol
Of course, guacamole!
in my husband’s guacamole and cut in half with blue cheese dressing in the divots left by the pit
Such a great review of Gaby’s book ~ these tacos look awesome!
on a BLT!!
I have to say, I don’t use avocado much in my cooking, but your recipe and Gabby’s recipes I’ve seen are inspring me to give them a go!
Avocado and sardine sandwich
I love eating smashed avocado on toast for breakfast!
Holly molly!!!! I love this! Tacos and fried avocado!! There is nothing better!
These tacos are to die for!
I will have them anyway I can get em, but my fave way to eat them is halved, stuffed with shredded chicken, covered in cheese and baked in the oven, To DIE FOR!! Yum.
What a great-sounding book! I have to admit I can eat avocados in practically any form, with no issues whatever. I think my favorite isjust a bunch of thick slices on top of whatever taco or quesadilla I might be eating at the moment. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!
These look SO delicious!!! I love using avocado as a creamy pasta sauce… yum!
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Love it on toast!
Completely in love with this recipe.
I make a mean corn avocado soup. But i can take avocados any which way and this is one way I’d like to try!
I love eating them right out of the skin. i sprinkle salt and lime juice on them!
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I love them with fresh lime with sea salt and fresh cracked pepper. Thanks for the give away!!!
My favorite way to eat them is in guacamole!
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I love them plain with a lil’ salt and pepper!
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I like to eat them as guacamole and also sliced up with vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, and lemon! Thank you for hosting this giveaway!
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I love eating my avocados chopped up and seasoned with salt, oil and pepper on bread.
Guacamole!! with chips.
I love to eat them in guac or on bread with salt
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I like to chop it up in bite size pieces and mix it with a vinaigrette, and also as guacamole. 🙂 Thanks for this giveaway!
I love avocados sliced with tomatoes, served with scrambled southwestern eggs and toast! Yum.
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Get. Out. Now. I need fried food like I need a hole in my head, but I will have to make an exception to try these!
I use avocados in my daily green salad, and any mexican dishes and sometimes just right on my spoon all by itself. I love avocados.
I love avocado any way possible!
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I love it in a guacamole on a home made tamale!
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Big slices in a salad with Italian dressing, or on toasted homemade bread , in salsa, and of course guacamole!
Cut in half and eaten with a spoon!
Love guacamole!!! I subscribe! 🙂
Avocados are always on my sandwich! And I ‘like’ your FB page!! : )
I make an Avacado smoothie with tapioca 🙂 it is so yummy and easy to make!
Love these!! I like avocados in salads 🙂
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I love avocados chopped on salads or pureed as a sauce on chicken. YUM!!
Love avocados on tacos, hamburgers, nachos, eggs. List goes on and on. Going to try the fried avacodo tacos. Yum
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Mashed on toast.
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My favorite way to eat them is simply fresh, spread on toast with a sprinkle of salt!
Now those tacos are looking really good!
with salt & a spoon!
Oh man, I simply love guacamole. I can’t get enough of a good, classic recipe!
LOVE eating it with just plain salt, pepper and a little dollop of mayo. so good
Just wanted to clarify something about the avocados listed in the recipe. Hass (haas) avocados are not “big ones”. They are small with a dark, rough skin and a buttery taste. If you used a large avocado it may have been what is known here in Florida as a Florida avocado (go figure). These are large with a smooth, lighter green skin and a sweeter, firmer meat to them. Personally I like Hass for most things because they have such a wonderful flavor on their own. Thanks for passing along this recipe though and i may experiment with both types to see which works better.
Thanks for the help Chris! hope you like these!
I cut one in half, take out the pit, squeeze a little lemon juice on top, sprinkle with Cavender’s All Purpose Greek Seasoning, a little cracked black pepper and eat it right out of the skin with a spoon. Noms.