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Cream Cheese Avocado Bacon Bites
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4.63 from 8 votes

Cream Cheese Avocado Bacon Bites

Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Game Day Appetizers
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Avocado, Bacon, Cream Cheese, Cream Cheese Avocado Bacon Bites, Game Day Appetizers, Party Food
Servings: 36 Bites (approximately)
Calories:

Ingredients

For The Cream Cheese Avocado Bacon Filling

  • (2) 8 oz pkg cream cheese
  • 3 large avocados, diced small
  • 1 lb bacon, crisp and crumbled
  • 1 cup Sharp cheddar, shredded
  • 1 cup Pepper Jack, shredded
  • 1/2 cup diced jalapenos (I used diced jalapenos from a jar)
  • 1/2 cup green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onions, diced
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp lime juice

For The Coating

  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1-2 cups Panko bread crumbs
  • 2+ cups vegetable oil

Instructions

For The Cream Cheese Avocado Bacon Filling

  • Fry bacon until crispy then place fried bacon on a plate lined with paper towels. Once cool enough to handle, crumble and set aside. 
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese for 2-3 minutes on medium speed until creamy.
  • Add remaining ingredients, except avocados, stir. 
  • Gently stir diced avocados into mixture then chill in the fridge for an hour.

For The Coating

  • Add flour to a bowl.
  • Whisk buttermilk and egg together in another bowl. 
  • Place bread crumbs in a third bowl.
  • Form about a tablespoon of mixture into a ball. 
  • Roll each ball in flour, then into the buttermilk mixture, lastly into the bread crumbs and place on a baking sheet that will fit into the freezer.
  • Flash freeze for about an hour so they hold their shape while frying.

Frying The Avocado Bacon Bites

  • Using a large cast iron pan or heavy bottom pan, heat oil over medium heat to 350°.
  • Place approximately 6-8 balls in frying pan and fry until golden brown, turning frequently, approximately 2 minutes.
  • Remove from oil and place on a plate lined with paper towels. 
  • Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce.