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
- 20 strips of precooked packaged bacon (see note)
- 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)
- Preheat oven to 425°F. 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 the other end, and securely tuck in the end piece. Repeat with remaining and place onto baking sheet. Bake for 5-10 minutes or until bacon becomes crisp.
- It's important to use precooked bacon instead of raw. If the avocado cooks too long in the oven it becomes very bitter. Using precooked bacon cuts the cook time down so that the bacon is crispy, but the avocado is still delicious when it comes out of the oven. I buy packages of precooked bacon at Costco or you could pre-cook your own. If you use raw bacon, cook it about half the time you normally would. It should be flexible enough to wrap around the avocado.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.