May 232010

This may just be the best vegan recipe that I’ve posted to date.  Honestly, I’ve never seen this item on any happy hour menu.  I’ve never seen it on any menu, period.  I’ve never even had it before.  I guess I’m just a vegan dude with a dream…and that dream tastes freakin’ good.  This was an experimental recipe that has become in instant classic to me.  Try this one.  No seriously, stop talking about it and just do it already!

When I originally set out to make this recipe I wanted to do a mango-habanero dipping sauce but two things happened: the mango-habanero sauce was an epic fail (flavor wise) and the fried guacamole tasted so good it would have been criminal to dip them into any sauce.  I’m kind of getting the shakes talking about these but I don’t need fried guacamole.  I can quit whenever I want…..nope.  I’M SO EXCITED!!!! I’M SO EXCITED!!!!

Fried Guacamole

  • 3-4 avocados – pitted and mashed
  • 3-4 tbsp your favorite salsa (or to taste)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 tsp hot sauce (I used Trader Joe’s Jalapeno Hot Sauce)
  • 1 cup plus 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seeds combined with 3 tbsp water microwaved for 45-60 seconds (mimics an egg) (optional but suggested)
  • vegetable oil for frying

A few hours before you are going to make these (or the day before), make the guacamole using the avocados, salsa and then salt and pepper to taste.  Put the guacamole into a rectangle-shaped, covered dish and put in the freezer.  My guacamole was about an inch thick in the dish.  Once the guacamole is frozen, it’s on.

Heat the vegetable oil to 350 degrees.

In a small dish combine the 1 cup cold water, 1 tbsp flour, 1 tsp hot sauce, and ground flax mix.  In a separate shallow dish combine the 1 cup of flour, 1 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp pepper.

Get the guacamole out of the dish it was frozen in.  I ran hot water on the back of the dish until it SLIGHTLY softened enough to slide out.  Then cut the guacamole into small blocks about 1 inch by 1 inch.  Dip guacamole blocks into the liquid and let the excess run off then dredge in the flour mixture and let dry for about 3 minutes.  Dip the guacamole blocks again into the liquid and dredge again in the flour and let dry.

Fry the guacamole blocks in the vegetable oil until golden brown.  Move to a paper towel covered plate and let sit for a minute or two before eating.

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20 Responses to “FRIED GUACAMOLE”

  1. I haven’t even tried this yet but I already think you are a hero. Avocados are my favorite, guacomole is pure perfection, and fried food is the love of my life. You have managed to combine all the best things in the world and I cannot wait to give it a try. Seriously, well done, it looks AMAZING.

  2. cna training says:

    What a great resource!

  3. SweetOnVeg says:

    I think I’m in avocado love!!!

  4. kp pickles says:

    i love you. and i hate you. but mostly i love you.

    i’m thinking i’m going to have a freezer full of ice cube trays with guac in them.

  5. Tiffany says:

    Whoa. That is one devilishly awesome idea. MMMM love me some guac. This sounds 10x better than those plain, boring fried avocado halves sold at the carnivals, etc.

  6. Glad you guys are enjoying the recipe. Ice cube trays should work great!

  7. quarrygirl says:

    IM SO EXCITED IM SO EXCITED IM SO SCAAAAAAAAAAARED! ahahaha, best clip ever. :)

    this recipe looks epic.

  8. WOOOOW. This looks amazing. I love guacamole and I’m sure this would just blow my mind. Thanks for sharing.

  9. vegan-chick says:

    oh.my.god. you are a genius. marry me.

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  12. nosmo says:

    Just finished making this – it turned out GREAT! Thanks for the recipe. I managed to miss the comments until now, the ice-cube tray route would have been a much better idea.
    It’s worth nothing that once the guac is out of the freezer everything should be done as quickly as is possible – frozen liquid doesn’t react well with other liquid, nor does the drying time treat it well. I ended up with some rather slumped blobs by the end of my frying process. Luckily the end result was delicious anyway!

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  14. Sonia says:

    Oh. mah. gawd. Will you marry me peas?

  15. Gauri Radha गौरी राधा says:

    Wow, what an idea!! I am such a guacamole fan, you wouldn’t believe!! :D

  16. Jackie O says:

    Marry me?

  17. Jae says:

    Dude! I just got some avocados from the market. Guess what I’m making with them? Thanks for the recipe.

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