I don’t have to tell you how great avocados are for you. But I do have a couple of things to make with avocado – and I didn’t include guacamole since if you’re anything like me I’m sure you all have your own recipes!

 

ALT – The Avocado BLT

 

You’ll Need

  • 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 8 (1-ounce) slices whole-grain bread
  • 4 Large leaves romaine or Boston lettuce
  • 1 Large ripe tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1 Sliced peeled avocado
  • 6 Thin slices cucumber
  • 4 Slices Swiss cheese

Directions

  1. Spread mayonnaise on the 8 slices of bread.
  2. Layer 4 slices with 1 lettuce leaf, 1 slice tomato, 1 slice avocado, 3 slices cucumber, and 1 slice cheese; top with remaining bread slices.
  3. Cut sandwiches in half diagonally.

  

Avocado Fries

You’ll Need

  • Canola oil for frying
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs, beaten to blend
  • 1 1/4 cups panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
  • 2 Firm-ripe medium avocados, pitted, peeled, and sliced into 1/2-inch wedges

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 200°. In a medium saucepan, heat 1 1/2 in. oil until it registers 375° on a deep-fry thermometer.
  2. Meanwhile, mix flour with 1/4 tsp. salt in a shallow plate. Put eggs and panko in separate shallow plates.
  3. Dip avocado in flour, shaking off excess. Dip in egg, then panko to coat. Set on 2 plates in a single layer.
  4. Fry a quarter of avocado slices at a time until deep golden, 30 to 60 seconds.
  5. Transfer slices to a plate lined with paper towels.
  6. Keep warm in oven while cooking remaining avocados.
  7. Sprinkle with salt to taste
 

Avocado Casserole

 

You’ll Need

  • 1 Package Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • 10 Slices cooked bacon, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 Cup shredded hash browns – thawed
  • 1 Avocado, diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 5 Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup milk
  • Kosher salt and cracked black pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Lightly spray with cooking spray a 9×13 glass cake pan. Press crescent rolls on bottom and up sides of pan.
  2. Layer bacon, hash browns, California avocado, and tomatoes on top of crescent roll dough.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and milk together. Pour egg and milk mixture over the top of other ingredients in the 9×13 pan.
  4. Sprinkle cheddar cheese over the top. Bake in 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and sprinkle Kosher salt and cracked black pepper over to taste.

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