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Super Bowl Recipe: Avocado and Zucchini Fries with Green Goddess Dip

[Photographs: Kerry Saretsky]

20100122-superbowlpig.jpgAs I wrote last year around this time, I regard the Super Bowl as a holiday from rational caloric consumption—and hence, I look forward to it with immense anticipation every year, though the only kind of tackle I really understand is the sort that fishes dinner out of a stream. Furthermore, orange bowls hold my morning fruit, fiesta bowls are my standard order from Chipotle, I blitz with a food processor, backs are a variety of barbecue ribs, and a tight end is the result of arduously avoiding all the aforementioned.

As far as tight ends, let's just say that at least once a year I liken myself to an Olympic diver perched just above a sea of guacamole, ready to dive neatly in, and not come out again until I have entirely drained the pool. When our food oracle editor Erin told me that Super Bowl Sunday is the number one avocado consumption day each year, I knew I would have to once again go the avocado route. But a desire for something new and potentially more sophisticated that last year's Loaded Baked Potato Chip Nachos, along with the complete dietetic license afforded on this most blessed of days, led me to a novel idea: avocado fries.

I dip matchsticks of buttery, jade avocado, along with verdant and virtuous zucchini into a seltzer batter, fry them until puffed and golden-salty crisp, and serve with tarragon-tinted Green Goddess. As far as I'm concerned, potatoes have been defeated, and Avocado and Zucchini Fries are going home with the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

About the author: Kerry Saretsky is the creator of French Revolution Food, where she reinvents her family's classic French recipes in a fresh, chic, modern way. She writes the French in a Flash and the The Secret Ingredient series for Serious Eats.


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