Hello my friends! Happy Humpday!
I have been a little crazed the past few days planning recipes and then we had our first soccer practice- look at my little soccer player :)
I will definitely be updating you throughout the season to let you know how things are going ;)
So as promised 2 surprises for you tonight!
Avocado Fries + a Labor Day Spritzer~
Today was a fun day for testing recipes!
Let’s start off with the Avocado Fries (adapted from dine & dish)
- oil for shallow frying
- 3 firm, ripe avocados
- panko breadcrumbs
- Penzey’s smoked salt
- Penzey’s Northwoods spice (paprika, salt, tellicherry peppers, garlic)
First make your 3 dredging bowls:
1/4 c of flour
2 eggs, beaten w/ a dash or 2 of Cholula
1 1/4 c panko w/ smokey salt & northwoods
And away here we go~
in a deep pan put 1 1/2 inches of oil and turn on medium
cut your avocados in half & scoop the whole flesh onto the cutting board & slice them into 1-1 1/2 inch slices
mmmmm those are pretty….ok lets dredge those babies!
First flour them~
then put ’em in the egg~
then throw ’em in the panko~
then to check the oil…take a wooden spoon and turn it upside down and if it bubbles you are set!
put those babies in for ~60 seconds, turning halfway through
and you will have this…..
I just drooled all over my keyboard….
I made some homemade ranch and added some hot sauce for a dipper sauce….it is really good!
Let’s make our cocktail now….
- white wine (I chose Sauvignon Blanc because my mom spoke to her wine dude and he said that this particular one had nice grapefruit & gooseberry notes) or champagne
- fresh mint
- 1 cup of water
- 1/2 cup of sugar
then throw the sugar & fruit in the water in a pot on the stove and put it on medium to bring up to a simmer and watch the magic happen
you can simmer it for about 20 minutes to get that deep rich color & then you need to strain it but before you do….taste it so you can make sure you get the fruit flavor you want and then cool it down
get those champagne flutes ready and fill about 1/3 with the white wine + 1/3 of tonic + top it off with your fruit juice & a splash of lemon juice
Garnish with a slice of fruit. lemon & mint(not pictured- cause my brain had a spasm when I took the picture)
It’s a party my friends! Crispy, crunchy, creamy avocado fries & a tart, refreshing perfect end-to-the-summer cocktail!
Have a fabulous night, ya’ll!
What is your favorite party food?