Bacon Coated Shrimp and Avocado Fries

Bacon Coated Shrimp and Avocado Fries
Vegetable oil for frying
2 firm ripe avocados, sliced into thin wedges
1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
1 - 5oz bag croutons, garlic and butter flavor
3/4 cup Real Bacon Bits or 8 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, (plus more to taste)
2 large eggs, beaten

    • Pour 2 inches vegetable oil into a deep frying pan or Dutch oven and heat to 350°F.
While oil is heating, place croutons in food processor and pulse 3-4 times, until croutons become coarse crumbs. Pour into a shallow bowl and add bacon bits or crumbles.

    • Place flour and salt in separate shallow bowl and stir together.

    • Place beaten eggs in third bowl.

    • Line up ingredients in this order: shrimp, sliced avocados, salt/flour mixture, eggs, crouton/bacon mixture. Dip avocado first in flour shaking off excess, next in egg and finally in the crouton/bacon mixture. Carefully place in preheated oil and fry for 30-60 seconds, or until avocado fries are golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Repeat using shrimp.

    • Sprinkle with additional salt or dip in ranch dressing when serving.