July 19, 2012

Fried Avocado Sandwich

Yep. You read that right. I took some avocados. I fried 'em. I put 'em in a sandwich. 

It was the best day ever.

To help explain, I've created a little dialogue between you and me. To accompany reading this dialogue, or to listen to while you prepare this sandwich, you may want to listen to Yoü And I by Lady Gaga. Despite what my friends say, I think it's a badass song. Just like this badass sandwich.

A Dialogue Between You and Me (or Yoü And I, as it may be) About a Fried Avocado Sandwich

Me: I fried some avocados!

You: You fried some avocados? Big deal. I've been frying avocados since kindergarten. I fry avocados sleep walking on Ambien. I fry avocados as a post-gym snack. I've fried so many avocados that I'm responsible for improving the agricultural sector of South American nations. My mama invented fried avocados. I basically own the rights to fried avocados. That ain't nothing, Will. That ain't nothin.

Me: Well, there was also miso mayonnaise with it...

You: Miso mayonnaise?! Miso mayonnaise!?! You think that shit's original? Will, I've been eating miso mayonnaise since I stopped breast feeding. I brush my teeth with miso mayonnaise. I stir it into my morning coffee. I ice my birthday cakes with miso mayonnaise. I've made so much miso mayonnaise that there are traceable levels of miso mayonnaise in my blood. I basically invented miso mayonnaise. That ain't nothing, Will. That ain't nothin.

Me: Well, it's not just fried avoados. There are fried anchovies in this too!

You: Fried anchovies? Hello, Will! You think you're the first to fry an anchovy? You ever heard of the Mediterranean? They fry anchovies like it's their job. In fact, some people in the Mediterranean literally have the job of frying anchovies. It's all they do. All day, every day. They're professional anchovy friers. That stuff's been going on since Caesar invented his signature salad at the Colosseum and requested a fried anchovy with it. That ain't nothing, Will. That ain't nothin. 

Me: Well, then I topped all that stuff with fresh corn and cucumbers and red onions and jalapeno pepper and sprouts and cilantro leaves. It was awesome! 

You: It's called a garden, Will. It's called the grocery store. It's called produce. Everyone tops stuff with fresh corn and cucumbers and red onions and jalapeno pepper and sprouts and cilantro leaves. I top my birthday cakes with that stuff. That ain't nothing, Will. That ain't nothin.

Me: Who eats your birthday cakes?

You: That's irrelevant, Will.

Me: But, well, also there was soy-lime dressing and sesame seeds...

You: Just stop.

Me: No but see, I take all those things, and put them together in a SANDWICH!


You: Oh snap. That really is something, Will. That really is something.

Process Photos (recipe below)

Start out with some toasted baguette, plain and simple.

Then add your miso mayonnaise. This stuff is pungently flavorful - basically they invented the word umami to describe this very sauce. 

Thinly sliced cucumbers starts off the stacking.

Then goes on the meat of this sandwich: rich and creamy panko fried avocado and salty, briny, crispy fried anchovies. It's the center of a sandwich like you've never seen it before. 

The rest of the vegetables get placed on top, which include fresh summer corn, sprouts (which you could leave out, but don't), jalapeno peppers for a pop of heat, cilantro leaves and red onion. They create that banh-mi like crunch of fresh vegetables when you bite in.

Finally, a dressing of lime and soy perks up the sandwich, all finished off by a sprinkling of sesame seeds. 

Ta Da! There you have it, your fried avocado sandwich. Sure, it looks good. But you won't know how truly fabulous this sandwich is until you try one yourself! 

Recipe below. 

Fried Avocado Sandwich
Makes 2 Sandwiches 

-1/2 cup white all purpose flour
-2 eggs, beaten
-1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
-1 avocado
-6 oil packed anchovy fillets
-1 cup vegetable or canola oil
-1/2 cup mayonnaies
-1 teaspoon red miso powder (from miso soup packet) or miso paste
-1 small cucumber, thinly sliced
-1 stalk fresh corn, kernels removed
-1/2 cup sprouts of any variety
-1 jalapeno pepper, thinly sliced into rounds
-small handful cilantro leaves (about 15 leaves)
-1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
-1 tablespoon lime juice
-1 tablespoon soy sauce
-1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
-1/2 teaspoon sugar
-1 teaspoon sesame seeds
-2 small baguettes (demibaguettes), sliced in half and toasted

1. To fry the avocado and anchovy fillets: Place one each of the flour, eggs and panko in small bowls. Cut the avocado in half length-wise and remove the pit. Cut each half in half again so you have four pieces and remove the skin. Cut each fourth in half again, giving you 8 pieces total. Dip each avocado slice in the flour to coat, then dip in the egg to coat, and finally in the panko breadcrumbs. Set aside and repeat this process to complete all the avocado slices, and then do the same with each of the anchovy fillets. Place the oil in a small, shallow sauce pot or frying pan and heat over medium heat for 1-2 minutes. Place as many avocado slices in the oil as will comfortably fit and fry 1-2 minutes each side until nicely browned. Remove using a slotted spoon to a plate covered with a paper towel and salt generously. Repeat with the remaining avocado slices. Fry the anchovy fillets similarly, about 1 minute per side, and place on paper towel. Set aside until ready to make sandwich.

2. To make miso mayonnaise: Mix mayonnaise and miso powder or paste in a small bowl, set aside.

3. To make dressing: Mix lime juice, soy sauce, vinegar, and sugar in a small bowl until combined.

4. To prepare sandwiches: Lay the bottom half of each baguette on a work surface. Spread the miso mayonnaise evenly over each. Lay on the sliced cucumber. Evenly divide the fried avocado and anchovies between each sandwich, alternating the avocado and anchovies. Top with the corn, sprouts, jalapeno pepper slices, cilantro and red onion slices to your liking. Diving the dressing over each and top with sesame seeds. Place top piece of bread on each sandwich and enjoy at once! You deserve it!


  1. i remember having deep fried avocados as an appetizer somewhere (probably a fair) and they were epic!

  2. This rocks! You rock! I love the combination...I just hope i can find miso. Meantime, regular homemade mayo will do. Can't wait to try this and of course get my guests impressed with my fried avocado sandwich. Gonna get ready for dropping jaws and exclaiming oohs and aahs. This is a great sandwich recipe! Thanks!

    Myfudo here...Normally we'd never put a shameless plug back to us, but we just launched our new site and we would love for you to be a part of it. I'd love to share our newest launch with you, I hope you don't mind? Now that we are getting a new look...Myfudo is moving to a new domain http://www.yumgoggle.com This has been a project we have been working on for almost a year now. We just launched our new gallery submission site, and we are just thrilled. We’d be proud to have your work as part of our growing collection to continue to have a larger reach and further inspire all fellow food lovers out there! Please sign up and check us out (it's free) http://www.yumgoggle.com/gallery
    We look forward to seeing your wonderful pictures, as always.
    p.s. We are hosting a Kitchen Aid Mixer Giveaway to celebrate our new Yumgoggle site, we hope you'll participate =)

  3. I have two avocados that will not know what hit them. Can't wait to make this and top my birthday cake with it.

  4. Fendi is an Italian brand name that has been around for Burberry Outlet more than one particular hundred years. Each fashionista is confident to adore a great handbag. Fendi bags are fashionable, gorgeous and substantial top quality items that will final forever. To make sure good quality and consistency a lot of fake chanel handbags individuals buy these at full value. However, the bags are often only offered in restricted characteristics and they can be hard to come by. As an outcome, some men and women decide on to get their Fendi handbags at a low cost, lease them, or even think about a replica bag.Now that it's time to watch what we devote it's time for you to examine out more cost-effective sorts of handbags. You may uncover that designer inspired handbags are excellent.To discover out what handbags are in style analysis eBay auctions. What you will locate is replica Gucci handbags that Hobo and Soho-fashion handbags, as effectively as numerous kinds of leather (designer) handbags are the way to go. A single specific seller Bellavistaproducts has had wonderful success in marketing wholesale purses and handbags. Be certain and examine them out during your investigation to what their huge sellers are.I identified designers such as Prada, Hermes, Fendi, Gucci, Dior handbags and Dolce & Gabbana. I was pleasantly amazed at how stunning they looked. Clearly with this kind of Gucci handbags names, you would locate great types but remember we are speaking about sneakers. The designs and types varied fairly a bit. I found myself wanting far more then one pair. An additional pleasant shock was that the value was comparable with Dior outlet higher finish Nike, Adidas and Michael Jordan sneakers.

  5. I know there will be many difficulties and challenges but I am determined to do it. If it does not succeed then it will be a lesson for me as well


  6. نقل عفش من جدة الى الطائف
    شركة نقل عفش من المدينة المنورة الى جدة شركة نقل عفش من جدة الى المدينة المنورة

    شركة نقل عفش من الرياض الى الامارات شركات نقل عفش من الرياض الى الامارات
    شركة نقل عفش من الرياض الى الاردن شركات نقل عفش من الرياض الى الاردن


  7. The article gives me a lot of useful information, I think it is very necessary for everyone, hope that more people will know your post. This post is very useful, I admire the author, hope you will succeed in the next post, I will continue to follow your post.
    free friv Games 2019, jogos io online, abcya free, cá koi mini


  8. Many Thanks for the shared this informative and interesting post with me.

    Game For Christmas

  9. Really impressive article. I have ever read. Thanks for sharing keep writing these type of articles and help people to get more knowledge..
    Blog Love Dream

  10. Many Thanks for the shared this informative and interesting post with me.
    Defly Game
    DogeMiner2 Game Free
    Kids Games BX2