Keto Bacon Wrapped Avocado Slices in the Air Fryer
When I first heard of an air fryer, I knew I had to cook bacon in it. Air fryers are know for producing cripsy food while maintaining a juicy interior. Wrapping avocado slices with bacon an frying them in the air fryer is a genius foodie move. Mostly because anything wrapped in bacon is stellar. The outside bacon layer is crispy and crunchy. But the avocado slice is creamy and your teeth will sink right in.
These bacon avocado fries are too good to not be shared with your friends in family. Serve them at a potluck or BBQ. They also make a good game day appetizer.
Bacon wrapped avocado also makes the best savory fat bomb recipe if you are looking to increase you fat content for the day. Two slices have 12.5 grams of fat and only 0.7 carbs!!
Dip it in ranch or your favorite BBQ sauce.
The Perfect Avocado
Selecting the perfect avocado can be tricky. It’s devastating when you pick out an avocado from the store, bring it home and it’s filled with patchy brown spots when you slice into to. Nobody likes an overripe avocado! Don’t worry, I hae some tips to help you find the perfect one.
Step one is to look for an avocado that is greenish black. A bright green avocado indicates that it is under ripe and a black one usually means it is over ripe.
Next, handle the avocado and give a gentle squeeze. You are looking for one that is firm but pushes in just a tad when you give it a squeeze. It shouldn’t be rock hard because means it is probably not ripe yet. If the avocado is too squishy, then it is most likely brown inside. Let it behind!
The final way you can tell if an avocado is ripe is by peeling off the stem. If underneath the stem, it is green in color, then the avocado is ready to eat and most likely perfectly ripe. If the flesh under the steam is brown, the fruit is over ripe and probably has brown patches on the flesh.
Air fryers are very popular appliances lately. They work by circulating the air around the entire food, so every angle is getting exposed and fried at the same time. They don’t require excess oil like pan frying does. Often just the fat inside the food provides enough oil to get the food crispy. They do a wonderful job of crisping up the exterior of your food while maintaining a juicy interior and without over drying. The bacon wrapped around the avocado fries gets crispy and crunchy while when then are fried in the air fryer.
Any brand of air fryer will work for this recipe. The air fryer I use is by Philip’s.
Thin Cut or Thick Cut Bacon
I used thin cut bacon in this recipe because I prefer crispy, crunchy bacon. Thick cut bacon can be used; however, you may need to adjust cooking times in the air fryer to ensure the bacon gets cooked all the way. The cooking length may need to be increased by a couple of minutes.
What to Serve with Bacon Wrapped Avocado Slices
I like to enjoy these avocado slices as a snack or appetizer; however, they make a delicious keto side dish too!
Reheating Bacon Wrapped Avocado in the Air Fryer
In case you end up with leftover bacon fried avocado fries, you can store them in a container wrapped in the refrigerator. The bacon will get soft; however, you can crisp it back up in the air fryer.
To reheat avocado fries in the air fryer, place the fries back onto the air fryer basket and cook at 400 degrees for 3 to 4 minutes or until the bacon is crispy and heated through.