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Avocado Fries

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A stop at the soon-to-be-closing local creperie and a scan of Pinterest led us two ladies to create what we believe is a fabulous idea in the world of it-appears-fried-but-is-baked goodness. Don’t get me wrong, avocado fries are a fabulous idea, but when you’re craving French fries, well, I suppose it’s the next best thing.

It was also way easier than I thought it would be.

Avocado Fries

Gather:
1 ripe avocado
1 egg
1 cup of flour
1 cup of Italian seasoning bread crumbs
1 teaspoon of cayenne powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder

Preheat the oven to 350 F. In one bowl, mix the breadcrumbs with cayenne, garlic powder, cumin, and chili powder. In another bowl, place flour. In a third bowl, crack the egg and beat it. Slice ripe avocado into eight to ten slices. Dredge each piece in flour, then the egg wash, then the breadcrumbs.

Place pieces on a wire rack that is set on a cookie sheet. It will keep the breadcrumbs from getting all over the stove and allow the avocado to bake. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until breadcrumbs are golden brown.

Serve and enjoy.

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California Turkey Tacos

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I cringed at the thought of turkey bacon when Jess brought it over for breakfast the other morning. The last time I had it, we cooked it for 40 minutes hoping it would crisp. It just sat there, a wobbly mess and a poor excuse for a piece of bacon. Since that day, I vowed never to have turkey bacon again. But Jess insisted, so I let her go.

It wasn’t that bad. For some magical reason, she knows how to make turkey bacon crispy, or maybe they’ve just perfected it since that fateful day. Either way, a half a pound of turkey bacon was left in my fridge and I had no idea what to do with it. I mean, if I’m going to have eggs and bacon for breakfast, I’m going for the real stuff.

So I was poking around the fridge for a dinner idea yesterday, and I eyed my avocado and the ground turkey sitting there all lonely. Then it hit me, tacos. But not any tacos, California-inspired tacos.

So I cooked up a piece of turkey bacon for each taco, one a piece. Then threw a quarter pound of turkey into the saute pan, added cayenne, garlic powder, cumin, and black pepper until it started to taste like the tacos I know. While that browned, I sliced an avocado up and diced a tomato.

I microwaved the flour tortilla for 30 seconds, then topped it with a sprinkle of shredded cheddar cheese, the slice of bacon, ground turkey, tomato, and avocado. It looked delicious. So I pushed away my fears of turkey bacon and took a bite. It was amazing, and I will totally be making these again. Hands down was healthier than when I usually make tacos and I got the illusion of bacon. Fabulous! Try them and let me know what you think.

California Turkey Tacos

You’ll need for four tacos:
1/4 pound of ground turkey
4 slices of turkey bacon
4 flour tortillas
half an avocado
1 or 2 Roma tomatoes
shredded cheddar cheese mix