Fried Avocado Slices With Spicy Lime Cream

“From Emeril Lagasse's cookbook, New New Orleans Cooking, this is marvelous! Tweaked just a little to my liking!”
READY IN:
24mins
SERVES:
8
YIELD:
32 slices
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine buttermilk, hot sauce and avocado slices.
  2. Soak for 30 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, lime juice, cilantro, red onion, jalapeno pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
  4. Stir to combine.
  5. Chill until ready to use.
  6. In a medium deep-fryer, fill oil to a depth of 3 to 4 inches (no more than halfway up sides of the pan.) Heat oil to 375 degrees F over medium-high heat.
  7. Combine cornmeal, flour, 3/4 tsp Essence, baking powder, and the remaining teaspoon of salt in a shallow dish.
  8. Dredge soaked avocado slices in the cornmeal mixture, shaking to remove excess cornmeal.
  9. Place avocado slices in the hot oil and fry until golden, about 1 to 2 minutes each side.
  10. Using a slotted spoon, remove slices and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
  11. Season with additional Essence.
  12. Serve immediately with spicy lime crema and garnish with lime wedges.
  13. For the Essence:.
  14. Combine all ingredients thoroughly.
  15. Yield: 2/3 cup.

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