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Avocado Tempura

Adapted from AvocadoCentral.com

Yields

4 servings

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cooking Time

3 Minutes

Adapted from AvocadoCentral.com

Tempura fried avocados? Yes please! These delicious little bites would be perfect by themselves or in an avocado taco.

Serving Suggestions

Serve with salsa verde for dipping or in a fried avocado taco, topped with cilantro, diced mango, and a squeeze of lime juice.

Recipe Notes

*You can substitute rice flour with sifted all-purpose flour but your batter will end up a bit thicker. This recipe was adapted from Avocado Central's Hass Avocado Tempura recipe.

Ingredients

1/2 cup rice flour*

1/4 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. baking powder


1 egg white

6 oz. light beer (or soda water)

vegetable oil for frying

3 avocados

1 to 2 Tbsp. seasoning salt of choice:



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Directions

In a medium bowl, whisk flour with baking soda, baking powder, and Mayan Sea Salt. Add egg white and beer and stir until batter is smooth. Refrigerate batter until ready fry. Meanwhile, in a heavy saucepan, heat about 2 inches of vegetable oil to 350 degrees. Slice avocados in half lengthwise and remove pits. Slice each half into about 4 or 5 slices. When oil is ready, remove batter from fridge, stirring to make sure it's well combined. Dip each avocado slice into the batter to coat then carefully add to hot oil. Fry, in batches, for 1 to 3 min. until golden brown. Sprinkle generously with seasoning salt of choice and serve.