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California Avocado “Corndogs”

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Ingredients

Serves: 12
  ripe, Fresh California Avocados*, peeled and seeded
cups  packaged cornbread mix, (1 lb.-1 ¼ oz.)
1 1/2  cups  water, (12 oz.)
12    dried California chiles
  limes, each cut into 4 wedges
3/4  cup  all purpose flour, (3 oz.)
    Salt and pepper, to taste
    Canola oil, for frying
24    8-inch skewers
  As needed  chili-lime seasoning
    California Avocado Ranch Dressing, for dipping (recipe follows)
    Fresh cilantro, for garnish
    California Avocado Ranch Dressing (Yield: 1-½ cups)
1/2  cup  ripe, Fresh California Avocado, finely mashed
cup  prepared ranch dressing

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados

Instructions

California Avocado Ranch Dressing:

  1. Mix all ingredients together.

 

Corndogs:

  1. Heat oil in a deep fryer to 350°F.
  2. In batches, grind the dried chiles with seeds in a spice grinder. Whisk into the cornbread mix. Set aside.
  3. Cut each avocado into 4 wedges and season with salt and pepper. Carefully skewer each wedge. Dust the wedges with flour, shaking off excess. Place the skewers on a tray and freeze for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Whisk the water into the cornbread-chile mix (consistency should be like pancake batter).
  5. Dip frozen skewers in batter, allowing excess to drip off.
  6. Fry skewers until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes. Drain on a paper towel lined tray. Serve 2 skewers on each plate with lime wedges and chili-lime seasoning, and 2 Tbps. California Avocado Ranch Dressing, if desired, for dipping. Garnish with cilantro.

 

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger avocados, adjust the quantity accordingly.

Chef Matt Hastings

Recipe courtesy ofChef Matt Hastings, Main Course California, Ventura, CA

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