Cream Cheese Avocado Bacon Bites

Cream Cheese Avocado Bacon Bites are loaded with cream cheese, avocados, bacon, cheese and fried to a golden brown.
Cream Cheese Avocado Bacon Bites are loaded with cream cheese, avocados, bacon, cheese and fried to a golden brown. #appetizerrecipes #gamedayfood #avocadoappetizers #delicious #greatgrubdelicioustreats
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.