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Slate plate of crispy avocado fingers served with a spicy lime crema - slices of avocado are breaded and pan fried and served with a sour cream, cayenne, and lime.

CRISPY AVOCADO FINGERS with spicy lime crema


Perfect as an appetizer or a side dish, crispy avocado fingers with spicy lime crema will cure the dinnertime boredom.  This dish is tasty and easy to make.  It’s like crispy, fried guacamole!  Who wouldn’t love that?



For the spicy lime crema:

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

For the avocado fingers:

  • 2 large, firm Haas avocados
  • 2 limes, cut in half
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup cornflour or fine cornmeal
  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil


Make the crema.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the sour cream, lime juice, lime zest, salt, and cayenne until fully combined.  Cover the bowl tightly and chill until ready to serve.

For the avocado fingers:

Peel and remove the seed from the avocados and slice them into ½-inch slices.

Squeeze the limes over both sides of the avocados to keep them from turning brown.

In a small bowl, stir together the flour, chili powder, cumin, and salt.

In another bowl, combine the cornflour and bread crumbs.

Finally, in a third bowl, beat the eggs.

Dredge each avocado slice into the flour mixture, then the egg mixture, and roll in the breadcrumb mixture.  Set aside on a plate.

Repeat with the remaining avocado slices.

In a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat, heat the oil until shimmering.

Add the avocado slices in a single layer.  Cook for 3-4 minutes and then carefully turn with a spatula.  Cook on the other side for another 3-4 minutes.

Remove to a paper towel-lined plate.

Repeat the process with the remaining slices.

Sprinkle the avocado slices with another ½ teaspoon of salt.

Serve with the Spicy Lime Crema.

  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Starter - Appetizer, Side Dish
  • Method: Pan-Fry
  • Cuisine: American

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