How’s that for a mouthful of a title to lure you in?? 🙂
Since Ryan left, this has become a staple in my weekly menu. We were big on the fish tacos but I’ve been trying to eat everything in the fridge & freezer and not have to buy anything additional (other than produce, juice, milk, etc) so Costco bags of Tilipia are out. Fried avocado tacos, however are IN!
Here’s how it went down: Had the hankering for a fried avocado taco after eating at my favorite local joint, Mas Tacos. Googled “fried avocado”. Found this recipe from Emeril Legasse on Food Network’s website. Tweaked to make gluten free and taco form. Ate it. Amazing. Now I will share with you.
Gather your items:
1 avocado (fills about 3-4 tacos)
1/2 c. buttermilk (see recipe below)
cornmeal, rice flour & sorghum flower (3:1:1 ratio)
seasoning of some sort (I used Cavendar’s Greek Seasoning but you can also use Montreal Steak/Chicken Seasoning or seasoning salt)
3-4 soft corn tortillas
1 Tbs honey
1/4 c oil
lime juice, salt & pepper
lots of cooking oil
little bit of olive oil
Prepare: Slice avocado and place in bowl. Cover with buttermilk and a few shakes of Tabasco. If you don’t have any buttermilk, cause who keeps that on hand??, you can make it super easy… 1/2 c. milk and a few TBS of lemon juice. Let sit for 5 minutes and viola! Let avocado sit in buttermilk sauce for about 30 minutes.
Make the slaw: thinly slice onion, cabbage and cilantro. I used half a small red onion and a quarter red cabbage for 3 tacos. Mix dressing (oil, honey, lime juice, salt & pepper) and toss with veggies.
Fry until golden brown. Heat smaller pan with dollop of olive oil for frying corn tortillas. Corn tortillas are gross and flaky until you cook them which makes them soft and pliable… this step is a must! Lightly toast tortillas while avocado slices are cooking. You an also use flour tortillas but I don’t think they taste as good.
Assemble: Once the slices are done cooking, drain on paper towel and assemble tacos. I use only sour cream as a dressing (and lots of it!) but feel free to add whatever else. My husband would add green Tabasco sauce if he were here.I hope you enjoy these tacos as much as I do. The cornmeal really makes them stand out in my mind. I tried to fry the avocado with another type of flour before and the results were not as amazing as these. I had THREE last night, they were that good!