In a symphony of textures and flavors, Air Fryer Avocado Fries with Spicy Chipotle Mayo emerge as a culinary masterpiece that captivates the senses from the very first glance. Each fry is a study in contrasts: the exterior boasts a golden, crispy breadcrumb coating that crunches satisfyingly between your teeth, a testament to the air fryer’s magic in achieving fried perfection without the guilt of oil. This crispy shell gives way to the creamy, rich heart of avocado within, its buttery texture and subtle, nutty flavor providing a lush counterpoint to the crispness that encases it.

The aroma wafting from the plate teases with hints of toasted breadcrumbs and the distinctive, inviting scent of ripe avocado, beckoning you to indulge in just one bite. But the experience is incomplete without a generous dollop of the spicy chipotle mayo, a vibrant concoction that promises heat, tang, and a hint of smokiness. The sauce’s color is a deep, enticing orange, with flecks of chipotle pepper throughout, signaling the bold flavors it harbors.

As you dip a fry into the mayo, the thick, creamy sauce clings to the breading, the perfect complement to the fry’s crunch and the avocado’s softness. The taste is an intricate dance of flavors: first, the savory note of the breading, seasoned perfectly to enhance without overpowering. Then, the avocado’s luxurious, velvety flesh fills your mouth with its rich, earthy essence, a gentle reminder of nature’s simplicity. Finally, the chipotle mayo bursts onto the scene, a wave of spicy, tangy, and slightly sweet flavors that melds with the avocado and breading in a fiery embrace, leaving a pleasant warmth lingering on your palate.

Together, these Air Fryer Avocado Fries with Spicy Chipotle Mayo are more than just a dish; they’re an adventure. Each bite invites you to explore further, to savor the delicate balance of textures and tastes, and to delight in the unexpected harmony they create. Whether served as a novel appetizer or a crave-worthy snack, they promise a memorable experience that teases the taste buds, satisfies cravings for crunch and creaminess, and leaves you reaching for just one more.


For Avocado Fries:

  • 2 large ripe (but firm) avocados
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (for a keto version, use almond flour)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs (for a keto version, use crushed pork rinds)
  • Cooking spray (oil)

For Spicy Chipotle Mayo:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1-2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce (from the chipotle peppers can)
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Prep the Avocados:
    • Slice the avocados in half, remove the pit, and peel off the skin. Cut each half into slices (about 4-6 fries per avocado).
    • Season the avocado slices with salt and pepper.
  2. Breading Station:
    • In a shallow bowl, mix the flour with garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
    • Place beaten eggs in a second shallow bowl.
    • Place panko breadcrumbs (or crushed pork rinds) in a third shallow bowl.
  3. Bread the Avocado Slices:
    • Dredge each avocado slice in the flour mixture, then dip into the beaten eggs, and finally coat with the panko breadcrumbs. Ensure each slice is well-coated at each stage for the best crunch.
  4. Air Fry:
    • Preheat the air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for about 3 minutes.
    • Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray. Place the breaded avocado slices in a single layer in the basket, making sure they are not touching. Work in batches if necessary.
    • Spray the tops of the avocados with a bit more cooking spray. Air fry for about 7-10 minutes, or until the avocados are golden brown and crispy. Flip halfway through cooking.
  5. Make the Spicy Chipotle Mayo:
    • While the avocados are frying, combine mayonnaise, chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, lime juice, and salt in a small bowl. Adjust the seasoning to taste.
  6. Serve:
    • Serve the crispy avocado fries hot with a side of spicy chipotle mayo for dipping.