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Bacon Wrapped Avocado Fries

bacon wrapped avocado fries in a paper cone

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.
photo of cooked bacon wrapped avocado fries on a baking sheet
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.
step by step photo showing how to halve and slice the avocado

step by step photo showing how thick the avocado slices should be

step by step photo showing how to wrap the avocado slices with 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.close-up photo of bacon-wrapped avocado fries

Bacon Wrapped Avocado Fries

Servings: 20 pieces
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
If you love bacon and avocado you will love these bacon-wrapped avocado fries! They are perfect for parties.

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1piece, Calories: 65kcal, Carbohydrates: 0.8g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 5.1g, Saturated Fat: 1.5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.8g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2.5g, Cholesterol: 11.4mg, Sodium: 194.2mg, Fiber: 0.5g

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.

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57 comments on “Bacon Wrapped Avocado Fries”

  1. 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.

  2. 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! 

  3. What would happen if I just used uncooked bacon?

    • As stated in the post, uncooked bacon takes a lot longer to cook. Cooking avocado for a long time at high heat will cause it to be very bitter

  4. Should you serve this hot? I want to take to a party and some times it is difficult to serve hot appetizers. Would room temperature work?

    • Room temp should be fine! I eat them that way all the time. As long as they don’t get to the point where the grease congeals.

  5. I can not wait to fix these for our Daughter/Mother movie night this week. I love a lot of your creations, can’t wait to see more.

  6. Why not fry them in lard? Deep fried bacon is perfect in under 5 minutes.

  7. I give credit to something I saw on dr. Oz Show, if you buy avocados that are hard you can actually soften them if they’re not quite ripe.. you can poke/ Pierce the whole avocado with a fork all over maybe 5 * 6 * depending on the size put it in the microwave for seconds at a time and it will be perfect just do 3 seconds maybe another 3 seconds and so on. I did cut open an avocado after doing this and it was still very hard so even though it was sliced I put it back in and microwave for another 3 seconds came out perfect… sometimes are you can find at the grocery store are those really hard ones that you have to sit out on the counter to get right but with that bacon-wrapped recipe I’m not sure I can wait that long I’m anxious to try it thank you

  8. Hello. I think I have a solution to the gross precooked bacon conundrum. My stepfather used to make bacon wrapped oysters and scallops (which obviously would stand up better than avocado in the oven) but there was so much bacon fat and grease splattering around in the oven it was often quite a mess…but oh so worth it. What he used to do was slice each piece of bacon into two and low cook it to render out a lot of the fat but not so much as to make it hard to wrap. Then popped it under the grill and it always turned out lovely and less mess. It’s Christmas Eve and I’m going to try this method.. Thought I’d put this out there and I’m hoping it will work.

  9. How ripe should the avocado be? Would it be better if still slightly under ripe?

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