They say bacon makes everything better. It seems that bacon is everyone’s favorite treat when on a Keto Diet. Therefore, bacon makes the Keto Diet better… Right? At least that is what I tell myself! However, try to get the uncured kind. There is no telling what is going on with the other stuff!! But, anyhoo… Do you know what the other favorite Keto and LCHF food is? It’s in the title.
It’s the Avocado! Did you know that recently the FDA said that frosted flakes were more healthy than an Avocado. That makes me mad. I can’t stand it when our government entities make such bogus claims. Granted, they don’t have the full story, but to make such a statement is reckless.
So, in order to bring a little love to both of these foods, why not combine them?
I have seen this quite a few times on my journey, and I will be honest. I never liked it. Something was off about it. However, when I started filling avocados with eggs and backing them, I rather enjoyed the taste of a cooked avocado… So what was the deal with the avocado “Fries?”
I came to discover that as this fruit broke down in the heat, it released some rather bitter enzymes. It more or less caused it to go into a super rapid ripening phase! So, what could I do to make this work better?
As I dug in, I saw some people already on this discovery mission. It seems everyone wanted to make this work. I saw people using precooked bacon (again, you don’t know what’s going on with that stuff) and others cooking low and slow and others broiling… In the end, it came to the same temperature and caused the same problem… I guess this would just never happen.
Then, I realized something… I love cooking hotdogs on the grill wrapped in bacon. Only problem is that the hotdog is hot LONG before the bacon is cooked. I simply froze the hotdogs beforehand, wrapped them in bacon and it worked perfectly. This made me think this would work here.
I unfortunately and using stock photos, because I need to change the lighting situation in my kitchen, but, here is how this worked for me.
Avocados, sliced (and slightly ripe)
1 strip of bacon for each avocado slice
Basically, make as much as you want.
This is pretty simple. Heat the oven to 400F. Place your bacon on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Cook the bacon for about 10-15 minutes. You are looking for the fat to just begin rendering. It will still be slightly pink. Take it out and let it cool in its grease so it stays pliable.
Time to prepare the avocados. I said “slightly ripe.” Basically, still a little bit hard. You know, the avocado that is just not quite right for guacamole, but you already cut it in half and don’t know what to do with it, ripe. Slice it up nice and pretty. Lay it out flat and cover it with plastic wrap so no air gets to it. Stick it in the freezer for about an hour.
Now you are ready. Oven to 425f (because we want crispy bacon). Take out your frozen avocados and wrap the with the bacon. put them on a clean parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake them for about 5-10 minutes or until the bacon is crispy.
Season them to your liking and enjoy!