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NAILED IT OR FAILED IT: Celebrating Avocado Day with DIY Avocado Fries

News 8's Angie Sharp demonstrates how to make avocado fries and if they're worth the work!

July 31st is National Avocado Day! When you think of avocados, a lot of people think about avocado toast or guacamole. However, this week on Nailed It Or Failed It, we're trying something new and making avocado fries.

This recipe comes from esteemed cooking blog, Don't Go Bacon My Heart:

Ingredients:
Avocados
1st Bowl: Flour, Salt, Garlic Powder
2nd Bowl: Milk, Egg
3rd Bowl: Bread Crumbs, Salt, Smoked Paprika, Cayenne Pepper

Directions:
Cut your avocado into wedges, then dip into each bowl and place on a baking tray. Spray the wedges down and put in the oven for 20 minutes at 390 degrees, flipping and spraying halfway through. Serve with Sriracha Mayo!

In my opinion, these are DEFINITELY worth the work - crispy on the outside, smooth on the inside... a healthier way to eat "fries" and celebrate one of our nation's best unofficial holidays. Enjoy! 

July 31st, we also had special cocktails again from Baked Beer and Bread Co. in the Village of East Davenport.They were also on our air, Friday, July 3rd. 

I got a a Raspberry Lemonade Mimosa- it has refreshing lemonade, raspberry puree & champagne! A popular option for brunch but delicious all the time!

Morgan got a Grilled Pineapple & Blueberry Margarita - a freshly grilled pineapple puree, house made blueberry syrup, lime juice, tequila & triple sec. They slice, grill & puree fresh pineapple for this cocktail! And the Blueberry Simple Syrup is made from scratch in house using fresh blueberries. It's the ultimate refreshing cocktail! 

Finally, Jon got a Blue Balls Mule - vodka, blueberry simple syrup, lime juice, ginger beer. Our house made blueberry syrup makes another appearance in this cocktail - it's one of their most popular cocktails & for good reason - it's delicious! 

Baked Beer and Bread is open Friday and Saturday until 10 p.m. and Sundays until 9 p.m. For more on their bar and restaurant, click here.