Strange Snacks of the World — Avocado Fries


The avocado fries at El Almacen (click to lubricate)

When I first spotted them on the menu at Williamsburg’s El Almacen, I assumed they would be french fries heaped with guacamole, which is one of the random Mexican dishes on the Argentine tapas bar’s menu. When they arrived, I gasped. They turned out to be crescents of avocado rolled in panko crumbs and deep fried, leaving them green and creamy on the inside, and crunchy on the outside. Tendered with a dark homemade catsup, avocado fries are not a bad idea, and plenty of fun for just $4. 557 Driggs Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 718-218-7284

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