Last week began as what I can only describe as the avocado takeover of this blog. When I shared my recipe for Lobster Tacos with Avocado Salsa, I told you it was largely due to the fact that California Avocados graciously sent me a case of their gorgeous avocados and the fact that lobster tacos are awesome.
When one has that many avocados at home, the only natural thing to do with it is to start coming up with fun and creative ideas to use all the avocados.
I mean sure, I could have taken the easy road out and just made a lot of guacamole (and there was plenty) but that’s a little boring wouldn’t you say?
Guacamole has been done. I felt like it was my job to show you how to enjoy avocados in other ways.
It’s no secret that summer is the best time of the year to eat. Just take a walk out to your farmer’s market or even your own back yard if you garden to admire the fruits and vegetables. This is the time to enjoy the bounty.
So I did the only natural thing that I girl should do. Get over my issues with frying at home and make fritters. Because let’s face it sweet summer corn and creamy avocados are a natural fit.
These fritters are kept simple and gluten-free too with only cornmeal and some egg as binder. You can spice things up if you like with the addition of some diced jalapeno or if you are like me leave things as is. What is not optional is a dip of some sort. Fritters are made for dipping and my recommendation is to break out the garlic scapes while you can still get them and make a big batch of garlic scape dip to go along side these guys.
Disclaimer: I was provided a free case of avocados from California Avocado for recipe development. All opinions stated are my own.