My toddler doesn’t like stringy vegetables like ones you normally would put in an egg roll. You may have noticed I try different stuffing for my egg rolls (like bananas or breakfast egg roll) so naturally I wanted to try my son’s favorite, with avocado.
I recently found out though, that avocados are not created equal. After two attempts of making this recipe I finally succeeded. One more try, I would have quit lol. At the last grocery run, I purchased several avocados. I bought them not fully ripe since it always goes bad before we can eat them all. This time, I placed them in the refrigerator. Bad idea. They never really really fully ripened, but it did soften a bit.Problem is, the ones I used didn’t seem hard or green
I went on with my recipe testing as I normally would, but when I took a bite of my finished product, it was disgustingly bitter. I said hmmm.. maybe it’s the onion! I made a second batch with onions and some without to test. I also used a different cooking spray just in case. But to my surprise, the second batch was still unsuccessful.
Then I turned to Chef Google and searched, “Why is my eggroll bitter?” Just kidding, I searched “Why is my avocado bitter.” Lo and behold, an avocado that is unripened will produce a bitter taste.
So the moral of this long story is… make sure to use a ripe avocado!
Tip: Press an avocado gently. If it leaves a little dent it is ripe. If there’s no dent, then the avocado is not ready to eat. If it dents very easily though, then it is overripe. You can also ripen it by placing it in a brown bag. If you leave it in a plastic bag it won’t speed up the process.
I also have to admit, that I think this would be incredibly tasty fried. This does however give you a healthier alternative if you’re watching your weight or trying to cut fats.
On a side note, can you believe I had time to do my nails? With two kids under three I feel like I’ve won the jackpot. One week later my nails are still going strong and I am an excessive hand washer. Jamberry gave me a few sheets to try and needless to say I’ll be using them all the time from now on. It feels great that one part of me doesn’t look like a mombie. There was a learning curve, but once you get it.. it’s awesome! Any who, I don’t sell it or anything, just offering a tip! See my pretty nails shown on the video below 😉
Baked Avocado Egg Rolls
- 1 RIPE avocado read blog why
- 1 Tbs. chopped red onions
- 1 C. shredded cheese of choice
- Dash of salt
- Splash of juice from lime optional
- Egg roll wrappers
- Preheat oven to 400F
- Peel and remove seed from avocado
- Chop into squares
- In a bowl, mix all ingredients until well combined
- Gently pull wrappers apart. Set on a plate
- On a clean surface, place one egg roll wrapper with point facing you.
- Add a small amount of the avocado mixture on the end of the wrapper (see video)
- Roll as shown in the video
- Seal ends with a little water
- Spray baking sheet with cooking spray, then spray egg rolls so both sides are oiled
- Bake until brown about 10 minutes each side.