Beer Battered Fried Avocado Tacos

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avocado tacos

I’ve been head over heals about fried avocados after discovering them some time last year on some of my  favorite food blogs. We love avocados in my family, so frying up one of our favorite treats came natural. I knew the next logical step for my fried avocado slices would be to put them into a soft taco. I have been thinking through this recipe for several months, and finally decided to give it a whirl yesterday.

Obviously we love avocados in my family, not just because they are healthy, but because they taste so good too. I like to replace mayonnaise on sandwiches with avocados and even replace the fat in some baked goods with avocados like with these brownies. Avocados were even my son’s first solid food, and he still loves them just as much today as he did then.

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fried avocado

And now back to these beer battered fried avocado tacos. I hope the photos have grabbed your attention. I started by adding a simple corn salsa to the tortilla. I combined corn, red and green peppers, red onion, cilantro and fresh lime juice to make a simple complimentary salsa for my avocados.

Then after frying my avocado slices in a spicy beer batter, I drizzled a spicy mayonnaise on top consisting of fresh cilantro, lime juice, a serrano pepper and mayonnaise. The sauce gave a nice spicy kick to the creamy delicately flavored avocados.

beer battered tacos


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Yield: Serves 4

Beer Battered Fried Avocado Tacos

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For the avocados:

2 hass avocados
1 cup flour
1 cup beer
1 teaspoon hot sauce (I used sriracha)

For the corn salsa:

1 cup corn
1 medium green bell pepper, diced
1 medium red bell pepper, diced
1/2 medium red onion, diced
a large bunch of cilantro, roughly chopped
the juice of 1 lime
salt and pepper to taste

For the spicy mayonnaise:

1/2 cup mayonnaise
a large bunch cilantro
the juice of 2 limes
1 jalapeno or serrano pepper

Other ingredients:

4 - 6 cups oil for frying
flour or corn tortillas


Preheat oil for frying to 375°. Combine flour, beer and hot sauce in a large bowl. Whisk well and set aside.

Combine all ingredients for corn salsa and set aside.

Combine all ingredients for spicy mayonnaise in a food processor and blend until cilantro is very fine. Set aside.

Dip avocado slices in batter and drop in hot oil to fry. Fry at 375° for 2 - 3 minutes, turning once. Avocados should be golden brown.

Serve corn salsa in tortillas topped with fried avocados and spicy mayonnaise.

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  19 Responses to “Beer Battered Fried Avocado Tacos”

  1. Belinda @zomppa — February 16, 2012 @ 2:30 pm

    Fried avocados are stinking awesome! I LOVE these tacos!!

  2. Suebob — February 16, 2012 @ 5:08 pm

    I’m sorry, but I hate this. I think it’s an awful thing to do to an avocado, which is a natural, healthy food. It is also mild-flavored and oily, so battering it with something mild-flavored and oily is just overdoing it IMO. I love you, Angie, but I have strong food opinions and this is one of them.

  3. Kim Byer — February 17, 2012 @ 11:18 am

    Angie, I’m in the LOVE camp. I love avocado and when I saw this, I thought– this I need to try! I’m not advocating deep frying, per se, but I am betting this is similar to tempura and who doesn’t love that? And the addition of sriracha and spicy mayo seals the deal! Two big yums up.

  4. Tickled Red — February 17, 2012 @ 4:32 pm

    DS is going to flip his lid over these!!

  5. Feast on the Cheap — February 17, 2012 @ 5:07 pm

    What a yummy dinner, these look fabulous! I’ve never fried avocado before.

  6. mustardseed — February 18, 2012 @ 10:01 am

    Saw the picture and discription on foodgawker and instantly knew I am in love! I can’t wait to try this out.

  7. Jen @ Juanita's Cocina — February 18, 2012 @ 8:42 pm

    There was a restaurant I used to go to that had fried, stuffed avocados. You have made me very happy. I cannot WAIT to make these!

  8. Marla — February 21, 2012 @ 9:10 pm

    I have only had fried avocados one time & they are amazing! Great recipe 🙂

  9. jennifer — March 2, 2012 @ 4:24 pm

    This is the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen! I can’t wait to try it! Also, I shared it on:


  10. Daily Deal — March 23, 2012 @ 11:12 pm

    Yummy! I’ve been thinking about making something similar of this recipe.

  11. Daily Deal Blog — March 24, 2012 @ 3:03 am

    Yummy! I’ve been thinking about making something similar of this recipe.

  12. Becky — May 25, 2012 @ 3:29 am

    I’ve never tried deep fried avacado, definitely indulgent but also definitely irresistable! Gotta try this! x

  13. Kim M — August 14, 2012 @ 10:39 pm

    Your recipe for fried avocados was easy and delicious! I didn’t have the ingredients for the salsa or sauce so I just made the fried avocados and my own sauce with what I had. I will be making these again and making sure I have the ingrdients for the corn salsa and mayo sauce. Thank you!

  14. Rob P — January 28, 2013 @ 11:05 am

    I’d like to try this tonight so the question that jumped to mind is how ripe the avocados need to be since they are being fried. Have you found they need to rippen like when making guacamole or can they be used right from the store? Also, I’ve never made corn salsa before so I’m wondering if I should use canned or frozen. Thanks for posting a great recipe.

  15. Suzanne — July 14, 2013 @ 8:40 pm

    Yummie!! I made them for dinner and it was a huge hit. Mmmmmmm!
    Thanks for your culinary genius. 🙂

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