Bacon-wrapped avocado fries make a super-simple snack

Apr 4, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. ET

When I was a little kid, I used to hate avocado. I thought it was weird, and since I grew up in Ohio, we rarely had it. Then one day my best friend's mom made homemade guacamole. My life changed. All of a sudden I couldn't get enough of them and wanted them with every single meal.

When I got older, I would make big batches of guacamole and add in bacon pieces, because what's not better with bacon? These fries are a jazzed-up version of my bacon-filled guac.

I took ripe avocados, wrapped them in bacon, crisped them up in the oven and then dipped them in a spicy Sriracha mayo. It's the perfect combination of savory, salty and spice. The key to getting perfect-looking fries is to not let them bake for too long. If avocado cooks too long, it starts to turn brown and taste bitter. No one wants that.

bacon wrapped avocado fries

Bacon-wrapped avocado fries recipe

We know bacon and avocado are great, but what if we wrap that bacon around the avocado? Delicious!

Serves 6-8

Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes | Total time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 12 strips bacon
  • 2 ripe avocados, cut in half and seeds removed
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce

Directions:

  1. Cook the bacon in 2 batches over medium heat until just browned. You do not want your bacon crispy; it should still be movable without breaking.
  2. Cut each avocado half into 3 long pieces, and discard the skins.
  3. Wrap 1 bacon slice around each avocado slice. Secure the bacon to the avocado by sticking a wooden toothpick through the bacon and avocado.
  4. Turn your broiler on high, and place your baking rack to the third-from-the-top position.
  5. Add your bacon-wrapped avocado fries to a baking sheet, and place them in the oven. Broil for about 5 minutes, just until the bacon starts to crisp up.
  6. Remove from the oven, and take out the toothpicks.
  7. In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise and Sriracha sauce.
  8. Serve the mayo with the hot avocado fries.

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