Tacos are one of my favorite foods because they’re so versatile that you’re never constrained to just one flavor. I don’t know about you but my fickle food cravings pretty much run the show, so whether I’m in the mood for something salty and savory or sweet and spicy, there’s no craving that can’t be satisfied by some sort of taco. Fried avocado is a new taco trend that’s sweeping the nation and with the flavors of toasted sesame and lime, these are sure to be a taco triumph if I ever saw one.

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 limes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 serrano pepper, chopped
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ head of green cabbage, cored and shredded
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • Pinch of salt
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 cups corn flake cereal
  • 1 teaspoon aleppo chile flakes (or regular chili flakes)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 ripe, but firm avocados
  • Corn tortillas
  • 2 cups canned black beans
  • ½ cup crumbled cotija cheese or queso fresco

Equipment

  • Large knife
  • Food processor
  • Medium and large mixing bowls
  • Cutting board
  • Large skillet
  • Spatula
  • Several small mixing bowls
  • Paper towel
  • Rolling pin (or a heavy can)
  • Large plate

Method

  • First make the cilantro sauce by combining sour cream, olive oil, the juice of one lime, garlic, serrano pepper, cilantro and 1 teaspoon of salt in a food processor. Process until the sauce is smooth and thin.
  • Next, make the cabbage slaw by combining the shredded cabbage, juice of one lime, sesame oil, 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds and a pinch of kosher salt in a large bowl. Stir until combined and set aside.
  • To prepare the fried avocados, add enough vegetable oil to coat a large skillet and come up about half an inch up the sides. Heat over medium high heat until the oil reaches 375℉.
  • Add the corn flake cereal to a zip-top bag and crush with a rolling pin or use a heavy can, crush until it’s no larger than panko breadcrumbs. Add the chili flakes, remaining sesame seeds, sugar and salt to the cereal, shake to combine and pour on a large plate.
  • Halve your avocados and remove the pits and the skin. Cut into quarters and again into eighths.
  • Dip each piece of avocado in the beaten egg, and then coat in the cereal mixture on all sides before placing in the hot skillet.
  • Fry avocado pieces, flipping once, for about 2-3 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Remove from skillet and drain on paper towel.
  • To assemble tacos, top each corn tortilla with cabbage slaw, warm black beans, 3 or 4 pieces of avocado and top with cilantro sauce and cheese. Serve with lime wedges if desired.
Angela Nightingale

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