Just look at that lovely picture above. Go ahead, I’ll wait.
I know you are thinking to yourself, what is something like that doing on Friday Fuck Ups? How could something fried suck so much? Add the fact that what is inside that fried oil casing is avocado and feta cheese.
Hate to break your collective hearts, but these were downright terrible. The complete sad tale after the jump.
This all began several months back with a moment of inspiration that deserved a light bulb over my head if anything ever has. “What if we fry up some avocado balls?!?” I blurted to Gansie. Her eyes lit up, the scheming began. Avocado is pretty sticky I reasoned, bread crumbs should stick nicely. Gansie had a great idea to add some feta, as she loves to do with her guacamole.
When the time came to actually turn our invention into reality, we went with panko mixed with salt and pepper, and egg (see below)
Just like breading anything else, we balled the avocado, brushed with egg, and covered in panko. In the end, the egg was really unnecessary, as the panko stuck just fine to the alligator pear on its own.
After a 2 minute bath in boiling hot oil, they were crispy and we were ready to gorge.
Well, they were crispy on the outside. Word to the wise, there is a reason guacamole is served cold. Warm avocado is gross. It looks like the slime they dumped on those kids in Double Dare. It probably tastes about the same, too. Try as we might (I still ate about 4), we could not save them. Spritz with lemon? Better, but now just a tangy taste before the creamy green goo. Chilling in the fridge over night? No change, no cold and creamy.
In the end, we threw them out, consoling ourselves with the knowledge that at least we had our next Friday Fuck Up post.