Chef Lou Aaron - Deep Fried Avocadoes with Spicy Sauce


by Char Jackson

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Posted on February 13, 2010 at 11:14 AM

Updated Monday, Nov 22 at 8:29 PM


Deep Fried Avocadoes with Spicy Sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons Franks/Durkees hot sauce
  • 3 firm-ripe avocados, peeled, pitted, and each sliced into 8 even pieces
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 1/2 cups fine yellow cornmeal
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
for Spicy Sauce
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Juice and rind from 1 orange
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion
  • 1 Jalapeno pepper, minced (pickled or fresh)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
Orange wedges & cilantro leaves for garnish
In a medium bowl, combine buttermilk, hot sauce and avocado slices.
Let them soak for at least 15 minutes.
In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, orange rind & juice cilantro, red onion, Jalapeno pepper, salt & pepper.
Stir to combine. Chill until ready to use.
In a medium Dutch oven or deep-fryer, fill oil to a depth of 2 to 3 inches (no more than halfway up the sides of the pan.)
Heat oil to 375 degrees F over medium-high heat.
Combine cornmeal, flour, Cajun seasoning, & salt in a shallow dish.
Dredge soaked avocado slices in the cornmeal mixture, shaking to remove excess cornmeal.
Place avocado slices in the hot oil and fry until golden, about 1 minute each side.
Using a slotted spoon, remove slices and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
Season with additional Cajun seasoning, if desired.
Serve immediately with spicy sauce and garnish with orange wedges and cilantro.