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

2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
3
teaspoons baking powder
1
teaspoon table salt
1
bottle or can (12 oz) dark beer, chilled
2
tablespoons Sriracha sauce
Vegetable oil for deep frying
3
avocados, pitted, peeled and quartered
Juice of 1 lime
Coarse sea salt, if desired
2
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.