If you are looking for a quick keto snack or appetizer, try these easy keto bacon wrapped avocado fries that you can make in the air fryer. I only used 3 ingredients and it takes about 15 minutes to make. Easy Peasy. And not only are they decadent and delicious, they have only 0.5g net carbs!
You might also like these keto balsamic bacon Brussels sprouts in the air fryer.
Once more I have come back from Costco with a big bag of avocados and need to use them – like now – before they get all squishy and unusable. And since I am enamored with my air fryer these days I came up with these super easy keto bacon wrapped avocado fries. YUM!
The creamy baked avocado is wrapped in salty, crunchy bacon which is enhanced with hot sauce. And all it takes is about 15 minutes start to finish. My hubby and I made these for lunch and they were so good. Each avocado fry has only 0.5g net carbs and 1 avocado (4 fries each) was good for both of us!
Just 3 ingredients needed!
Once more I bought everything at Aldi so this is pretty cost effective too! I like the center cut bacon for recipes like this because it’s easier to handle when wrapping the avocados. And for a hot sauce I use the Aldi brand but you can use any brand you prefer. My hubby likes Tobasco the best.
How to cut avocado fries
Some people might think this is pretty obvious but for those who don’t, this is how I cut an avocado for avocado fries.
- Cut the avocado in half lengthwise. Twist slowly to get a clean break.
- Gently take out the seed.
- Use a spoon to scoop out all of the avocado flesh from the skin. Do this to both halves.
- Cut each half of avocado into 4 equal long pieces for a total of 8 avocado fries.
Note that you want a ripe avocado but not too ripe that it’s mushy and hard to cut. Your avocados should give a little when you press into it but just barely. That’s how you know it’s the perfect ripeness for this recipe.
Making spicy bacon wrapped avocado fries.
First cut the bacon in half so you have 8 pieces. Take the avocado pieces and brush hot sauce all over them. Wrap each piece in bacon and gently place into the basket of your air fryer. Take the remaining hot sauce and brush over the bacon on the avocado fries.
Set the temperature for 400°F and cook for 8-10 minutes or until the bacon gets to your desired crispiness. Below you can see how I like my bacon … nice and crispy.
What to serve with these avocado fries
While these are very tasty on their own, if you want to use them as an appetizer and want to elevate them you can add a dipping sauce too. Here are few of my favorites that might be good with them.
What do baked avocados taste like?
Everyone sees those delicious looking baked avocados with the egg in the middle. I tried that once and really didn’t like it. It seems that avocado can get bitter when baked. Here’s a good article about how to cook avocado if you are interested.
With these avocado fries, the bacon and hot sauce are the primary tastes you have and the avocado adds that creamy texture. Because you are not cooking them long, they shouldn’t get that bitter taste. So if you are weary from a failed baked avocado in your past, you might really like these.
By the way this is the air fryer I bought. I like it because it has a pretty large basket (I’ve cooked a whole chicken) and it’s simple to use (not too many buttons and gadgets). I did a little research and this is the one I thought would work best for me and so far it’s been great!
Well I hope you give these delicious keto bacon wrapped avocado fries a shot next time you are looking for a low carb snack or app. Just looking at these makes me want to have them for lunch again. Enjoy!
The nutritional information for 1 avocado fry is:
62 cals / 5.4g fat / 2.2g carbs / 1.7g fiber / 2g protein = 0.5g net carbs
- 1 avocado, cut into 8 pieces
- 4 pieces of bacon
- 2 tablespoons hot sauce
- Cut avocado into 8 pieces by first taking out the seed and scooping the whole half of avocado out with a spoon. Cut that section into 4 fries. Do the same with the other half.
- Brush some of the hot sauce on each avocado fry.
- Then cut bacon pieces in half. Take each half pieces and wrap around avocado. Then place in the basket of the air fryer.
- Brush more hot sauce on each bacon wrapped avocado fry.
- Cook at 400°F for 7-10 minutes depending on how crispy you like your bacon.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 fry
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 62 Net Carbohydrates: 0.5gg