Spicy Beer-Battered Avocado

Fresh avocado is deep fried in a spicy beer batter for a crispy outside, rich and creamy inside. Serve warm and make plenty--they'll go fast!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 6


cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
teaspoons baking powder
teaspoon table salt
bottle or can (12 oz) dark beer, chilled
tablespoons Sriracha sauce
Vegetable oil for deep frying
avocados, pitted, peeled and quartered
Juice of 1 lime
Coarse sea salt, if desired
plum (Roma) tomatoes, chopped

  • 1 In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, table salt, beer and Sriracha sauce with whisk until smooth.
  • 2 In 5-quart Dutch oven or heavy saucepan, heat 2 to 3 inches oil to 350°F. Toss avocado quarters with lime juice. Working in small batches, dip avocado quarters in batter. Fry in hot oil about 2 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels; sprinkle with sea salt.
  • 3 Serve fried avocado warm, garnished with tomato.

Expert Tips

Serve a creamy dressing such as ranch, or mayonnaise mixed with lime juice, on the side for dipping.

For a nonalcoholic version, replace the beer with club soda or seltzer water.