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.

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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.

   
Yum

36 Responses to “Bacon Wrapped Avocado Fries”

  1. Kenton @ Lemon & Olives — November 18, 2013 at 10:55 am

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

    • Kirbie replied: — November 18th, 2013 @ 12:31 pm

      I agree, bacon makes everything better and the avocado looks so pretty with the bright green popping out.

  2. Tina — November 18, 2013 at 11:13 am

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

    • Kirbie replied: — November 18th, 2013 @ 12:31 pm

      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. Faye — November 18, 2013 at 11:57 am

    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?

    • Kirbie replied: — November 18th, 2013 @ 12:29 pm

      That was the raw version. Sorry I don’t know why I forgot to take a photo with the precooked bacon.

  4. Charlie Pryor — November 22, 2013 at 9:29 am

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

    • Kirbie replied: — November 24th, 2013 @ 9:59 pm

      thanks!

  5. September Bustamante — December 2, 2013 at 7:29 am

    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!!!

    • Kirbie replied: — December 3rd, 2013 @ 12:07 am

      You mean the precooked bacon? I think if you zap it in the microwave it will only cook it more and make it more crispy.

  6. Ryan — March 31, 2014 at 4:48 am

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

    Cheers

    • Kirbie replied: — March 31st, 2014 @ 8:55 am

      Hi! Glad you found me!

  7. Joshua — April 3, 2014 at 8:16 pm

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

    • Kirbie replied: — April 4th, 2014 @ 9:15 am

      hope you like them!

  8. whitney — April 6, 2014 at 11:36 am

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

    • Kirbie replied: — April 7th, 2014 @ 9:15 am

      Ooh, ranch sounds amazing!

  9. Tatyana — July 13, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Just use vegetable marrow instead avocado

    • Kirbie replied: — July 13th, 2014 @ 11:09 pm

      that is an option, but I really wanted a bacon and avocado combination.

  10. Tess — October 3, 2014 at 4:21 pm

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

    • Kirbie replied: — October 3rd, 2014 @ 10:28 pm

      mmm, sounds great for a Friday night!

  11. happycampers — November 17, 2014 at 7:57 am

    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.

    • Kirbie replied: — November 17th, 2014 @ 10:12 am

      one of the things that angers me most is seeing my photos stolen. Thank you for informing me.

  12. Rebecca — December 8, 2014 at 9:59 am

    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..

    • Kirbie replied: — December 8th, 2014 @ 10:42 am

      I don’t think this will help preserve them longer, but it should help you eat them faster!

  13. lyn — December 30, 2014 at 10:48 am

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

    • Kirbie replied: — December 30th, 2014 @ 12:28 pm

      no, make sure you remove the skin!

  14. Leilani — January 24, 2015 at 3:07 pm

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

    • Kirbie replied: — January 24th, 2015 @ 9:04 pm

      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. Eric — February 1, 2015 at 9:27 am

    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/

    • Kirbie replied: — February 2nd, 2015 @ 12:22 pm

      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. Janette — February 20, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    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!

    • Kirbie replied: — February 20th, 2015 @ 10:25 pm

      it’s yummy!

  17. linda — March 4, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    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

    • Kirbie replied: — March 5th, 2015 @ 12:47 am

      I’ll have to give it a try! thanks!

  18. Donna Amis Davis — March 6, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    Congratulations for making the Buzzfeed post!

    • Kirbie replied: — March 6th, 2015 @ 6:35 pm

      thanks!

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