Crispy Avocado Wedges with Crab Salad

by Marla on May 18, 2014 · 33 comments

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Picture this. Me. My giant camera. A great big glass of fruity Rioja & these Crispy Avocado Wedges with Crab Salad being prepared while I watch, wait & click.

Lucky moi…

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I don’t fry (yet) so I had my great pal Chef David Burton Sanchez prepare these for us. I took recipe notes, sipped & shot while he cooked.

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The great BIG bonus is I get to share these with you.

And that I got to eat ‘em.

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My job has its downsides. I know. Boo hoo. Great chefs cook for me & I get to take pictures of them cooking for me.

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Yep. I pinch myself regularly.

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The fantastic news is now we can all cook this for ourselves. Enjoy a few for an appetizer, or a few more for a main course. I would love these crispy avocados on a fresh green salad too. If you are gluten free you can easily sub in your favorite gluten free flour & GF panko.

If you are not gluten free then no bother.

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Oh by the way. Someone just got his new bicycle & is overjoyed!

He had lots of this avocado when we stayed at The Osprey Beaver Creek for Spring Break.

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Crispy Avocado Wedges with Crab Salad

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Crispy Avocado Wedges with Crab Salad

Ingredients

    Crab Salad
  • 8 ounces Lump Crabmeat
  • 2 tablespoons Celery, small dice
  • 2 tablespoons Red Onion, small dice
  • 1 tablespoon Pickle Relish
  • 1 tablespoon Mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon chopped Fresh Cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon Chipotle powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco Sauce
  • Pinch of Salt & Pepper
  • Micro Greens for garnish
  • Crispy Avocado
  • 2 ripe but firm Avocado
  • 4 large Eggs, whisked
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • Pinch of Salt & Pepper
  • Vegetable Oil for frying

Method

    Crab Salad
  • Mash the crabmeat with a fork. In another bowl combine the celery, onion, relish, mayo & seasonings. Combine with crab meat. Set aside.
  • Deep Fried Avocado
  • Fill a deep pan with some oil, a few inches will do. Use enough to cover avocados. Heat over medium high heat. If you have a deep fat frying thermometer, use it. The oil temperature should be 350 to 375 degrees F. Never over crowd the pan when you fry & make sure ingredients are dry (thats what the flour & panko are for.) Overcrowding reduces the oil temperature too much & will affect the searing of the avocado.
  • Prepare 3 breading bowls, one with seasoned flour (add some salt & pepper to the flour) another with the whisked egg and the last with panko. Slice avocado in 1/2 and carefully remove from skin, discard pits. Quarter avocados, place wedges one at a time in flour (shake off excess) dip in egg then coat well in panko.
  • Place avocado in the oil with plenty of room surrounding each piece. Cook until crispy & slightly browned. Remove from oil with a slotted spoon, top with crab salad, micro greens & serve immediately.
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1 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 18, 2014 at 8:52 pm

Wow this looks INCREDIBLE and your photography is just stellar! I bet that crispy avo is just perfection :) pinned

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2 Marla May 19, 2014 at 7:33 am

Thanks Averie! They really are addictive :)

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3 Jenny Flake May 19, 2014 at 5:11 am

These look like my kind of salad! Craving at 5am :) xo

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4 Marla May 19, 2014 at 7:34 am

Ha! I’m craving them for breakfast too :)

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5 Julie @ Table for Two May 19, 2014 at 6:30 am

ok, seriously – this is AWESOME. i would fry up a bunch of these and eat them solely for dinner! haha

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6 Marla May 19, 2014 at 7:34 am

Yessssss! Great idea Julie!

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7 Maria May 19, 2014 at 6:37 am

Such a fun salad!

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8 Sommer @ASpicyPerspective May 19, 2014 at 6:45 am

This recipe looks scrumptious! New bikes are the best! Pinned

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9 Marla May 19, 2014 at 7:35 am

New bikes are the best! He is in heaven :) Even better when you can come home from a long ride & munch on crispy avocados ;)

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10 Lori @ RecipeGirl May 19, 2014 at 6:55 am

I think this should be a new thing… let’s visit chefs, have them make something awesome, photograph it and share it with our readers. That sounds so much easier than doing it all on our own, don’t you think? These looks sooooo good!

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11 Marla May 19, 2014 at 7:39 am

Hi Lori! Yes, I really enjoy working with Chefs. I love learning food from the pros.The team work energy is amazing. Chef David is a real professional in the kitchen. We have some more recipes coming your way soon!

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12 Heather Christo May 19, 2014 at 6:58 am

these are beautiful! I just went on a hunt on-line for GF panko, but I am so sad that they all have dairy and eggs! I will keep looking, because those fried avocado bites are amazing!

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13 Marla May 19, 2014 at 7:40 am

Hopefully you can find a substation soon Heather ~ you will be very pleased when you do :)

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14 Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) May 19, 2014 at 8:14 am

These crispy avocado wedges sound superb!!! ESPECIALLY with the crab salad to accompany them! Have to make this.

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15 Laura (Tutti Dolci) May 19, 2014 at 8:31 am

Love the crispy avocado, such a fun presentation!

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16 Meredith May 19, 2014 at 9:28 am

This looks incredibly delicious! The perfect lunch!

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17 chanders May 19, 2014 at 10:40 am

I am dying to find out the recipe for the sauce I see under those avocado wedges. Can you please share that information as well?

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18 Marla May 19, 2014 at 7:59 pm

Great question, that is a chipotle mayo. Here is a recipe you can use. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/sliders-with-chipotle-mayonnaise-recipe.html

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19 Lokness @ The Missing Lokness May 19, 2014 at 10:58 am

These little fried avocado look simply incredible! I bet they are DELICIOUS! I am so making this! :)

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20 Marla May 19, 2014 at 7:58 pm

Yay enjoy!!

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21 Christine May 19, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Fried avocado on its own is already delicious but pairing it with crab salad is genius. What a great way to elevate a classic crab salad!

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22 Kevin @ Closet Cooking May 20, 2014 at 7:06 am

These avocado wedge crab salads look and sound so utterly amazing!

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23 Crystal | Apples & Sparkle May 20, 2014 at 10:05 am

I have been thinking about these ever since I saw them a couple days ago! They just look so amazing.

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24 ATasteOfMadness May 20, 2014 at 10:39 am

This is just gorgeous! I have never tried crab salad before, but I am craving this right now! And I just had breakfast! Second breakfast maybe?

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25 Marla May 20, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Sure! 2nd breakfast. I love that idea :)

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26 Heather @ French Press May 20, 2014 at 1:31 pm

I am so excited to try this! what a terrific summer recipe

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27 Rosa May 23, 2014 at 1:19 am

Mouthwatering! A lovely summer dish.

Cheers,

Rosa

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28 paula davis May 29, 2014 at 1:33 pm

Hey great looking recipe! Definitely want to make these this weekend! Curious what is the sauce on the plate that the avocados are resting on? I always love extra sauce for of course to dip my food in.

Thank you
Paula

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29 Marla May 29, 2014 at 8:06 pm

I love sauces too! That is a Chipotle Mayo….here is a link to something similar: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/sliders-with-chipotle-mayonnaise-recipe.html

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30 Emma June 8, 2014 at 6:30 pm

These looks so delicious! I’m a huge fan of avocado. Any tips on egg substitutes for this that might work?

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31 Marla June 8, 2014 at 6:38 pm

Hi Emma, I have never used any egg substitutes…sorry.

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