Bacon Wrapped Avocado Fries

Bacon and avocado make a great combination, so you can imagine how these bacon wrapped avocado fries taste.

The other day, reader Ed left me a comment, pointing me to a recipe post for bacon wrapped sweet potato fries and asked me to do one with avocados. The fries looked amazing. And I love the idea of mixing the sweet and the salty. I might use them as a Thanksgiving side dish instead of the traditional roasted sweet potatoes.

But first, I experimented with trying bacon wrapped avocado fries. The tricky thing with avocados is that you don’t want to heat them up too long or they turn quite bitter. My first attempt, I used raw bacon. The raw regular slices (don’t use thick cut) wrapped and stretched around the avocado slices perfectly. Unfortunately it took more than 20 minutes to get the bacon very crisp, which is the way I like my bacon.


This caused the avocado to be quite bitter. So I tried again, this time with the precooked bacon strips you can purchase at Costco. Because they are precooked, they don’t stretch as easily, but the strips are not cooked until crisp so they do have some stretch left in them. I was able to carefully wrap them around the avocado slices. I just had to make the avocado fries shorter and thinner. I only needed to bake them for 5-10 minutes before the bacon was ready.

These bacon wrapped avocado fries make a really fun appetizer. I definitely plan on making them for a party in the future.

Bacon Wrapped Avocado Fries

Ingredients:

  • 20 strips of precooked packaged bacon
  • 1 large avocado, sliced into thin fry-size pieces (I sliced each avocado half into 5 slices, and then cut them down the middle to make them shorter, making 10 fries per half avocado)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425F. Take one strip of precooked bacon and try to gently stretch a little longer without it breaking (especially near the lighter pink and white parts). Carefully wrap around avocado fry, starting at one end and working to other end, and securely tuck in end piece. Repeat with remaining and place onto baking sheet. Bake for 5-10 minutes or until bacon becomes crisp.

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44 comments on “Bacon Wrapped Avocado Fries”

  1. OMG–these look amazing! Bacon with anything it a hit–I’ve never thought to wrap avocado. A must try! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  2. Mmm, these look fabulous! I love avocadoes and bacon, would never have thought to put them together like this 😀

    • It was really yummy, though I had to tell myself not to eat more than 2-3 because each “fry” has an entire strip of bacon. heh

  3. Omg. These look so good! And low carb! Yes! The 2nd to last pic you have – is that the raw bacon or the pre cooked bacon?

  4. Hey that’s an excellent addition you made there to the already delicious fries! Well done!

  5. I wonder if you zapped it in the microwave for about 5-10 seconds if they would loosen up a bit and be a little easier to wrap? Def going to try these, looks so yummy!!!

  6. Just found this via buzzfeed. Glad to see a great San Diego food blog!

    Cheers

  7. I’ve been craving fries since going low carb, definitely need to give these a try!

  8. I bet a dipping sauce would be great…maybe salsa or perhaps ranch?

  9. Just use vegetable marrow instead avocado

  10. These look amazing! Making them right now because it’s Friday and why not. You are a genius. 

  11. Hey…look at Mom’s Got Ink on FB. She stole your photos from this post and didn’t give any credit or links.
    She does this daily to lots of people.

  12. These look amazing! My problem with avocados is that when I buy them and they are ripe and ready to go, I can’t eat the whole avocado in time before it turns brown! Do you think that by wrapping the avocado in bacon and then baking, the avocado will have more time before turning brown? I love avocados but have given up on buying because I end up wasting so much because of how quick they turn brown and I end up wasting my money..

  13. They look really good. Did you leave the skin on,i could not tell

  14. These look amazing! Do you think turkey bacon would work as well?

    • I haven’t tried, but my experience with turkey bacon is that it doesn’t wrap around or stay secure as well. but you can definitely try it out

  15. Those look delicious!  Can attest that they taste delicious too!  My wife made them for me using your recipe.  Want to see?

    http://neonmarkt.com/2015/01/19/bacon-wrapped-avocado-on-toast/

    • im very happy you enjoyed it and your wife’s version looks very good. it would be lovely if your wife included a link for the inspiration for hers. =)

  16. I love cooked avocado! And bacon is pretty much my favorite thing in the world. I can’t believe I never thought to put them together! Thanks!

  17. TIP: Avocado will not brown if u put a piece of red onion then the avocado in a { hard plastic onion container is what I put mine in} for 2 or maybe 3 days hope that helps u all

  18. Congratulations for making the Buzzfeed post!

  19. How do you get the avocado not to go bitter? I’ve tried cooking avocado and it always comes out so bitter.

    • I find avocado gets bitter if it’s cooked too long. If it’s just a few minutes it should be fine and the bacon helps cover any slight bitterness.

  20. How about a creamy Sriracha Ranch for dipping!

  21. I do not have access to pre-cooked bacon so I did it myself.  I ran the bacon under cold water then baked it until it was partly cooked but still flexible.  Before wrapping the avocado, I sprinkled it with salt, pepper and lime.  Turned out great and works well with my keto lifestyle.

  22. I use Serrano ham to wrap around asparagus and grill.  So I thought I’d try Doing the same with the advocado.  I’m in Spain) will also use olive oil a D black pepper. Thank you for the inspiration! 

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