Brie and Avocado Eggrolls

RECIPE: Brie and Avocado Eggrolls
Brie and Avocado Eggrolls

Brie and Avocado Eggrolls

I’m about to board a plane for London, where I currently live, thinking about things that go together in unlikely circumstances.  My mother always says that when two things find each other that go together well, they should never be apart.  True to her command, I live in London because that is where my heart is, but it is a VERY unlikely circumstance.

My mother would similarly advise that brie and avocado shouldn’t be apart.  Whatever it takes, they must be together.  Mild in flavor, richer than Richie Rich, they are two sides of the same buttery coin.  Together they form this simple gooey mess that manages to feel light and fresh.  Deceiving, but delicious, and I’ll take it.

Wrapping brie and avocado together in an eggroll blanket, and deep frying them, may appear to be an unlikely circumstance, but once you see the way the brie and the avocado melt into each other in the hot oil, in contrast to that crisp, crackling, salty eggroll shell, you’ll know I’m on to something.  A touch of freshness comes from the lemon and parsley.  The inside is steaming and hot and oozing and bright, and satisfying in a way that only a grilled cheese meeting guacamole can be.  My mom was so right.  Things that go together this well should never, ever be apart.

Excerpted from my weekly column Franglais on The Huffington Post.

As featured in FrenchEntrée’s 100 French recipes to celebrate 100 issues of FrenchEntrée magazine

Brie and Avocado Eggrolls
makes 8

Brie and Avocado EggrollsINGREDIENTS

  • Canola oil, for frying
  • 1 Hass avocado, sliced
  • 7 ounces of brie, sliced
  • ⅓ cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 8 eggroll wrappers
  • Lemon
  • Salt

PROCEDURE

Fill a cast iron skillet with 1 inch of oil, and heat it to 360°F.

While the oil comes up to temperature, assemble the eggrolls.  Divide the avocado, brie, and parsley among the 8 eggroll wrappers.  Spritz the contents with fresh lemon juice and season with salt.  Dip your finger in water, and dampen the eggs of the eggroll wrapper.  Roll up the eggrolls, pinching to seal the edges.

Fry the eggrolls for 2 minutes, turning once.  Drain on a paper towel, and season with salt.  Eat hot.

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8 Responses to Brie and Avocado Eggrolls

  1. Bess says:

    Dang! (That’s all I can say about how delicious these look!)

  2. Barefoot Liz says:

    I love the idea of brie and avocado together but not fried. Maybe I’ll make it into a panini or something. mmm

    • Kerry says:

      It’s actually great as a panini. When I was in grad school I used to put avocado and brie in a baguette, and then stick it in the panini press. It’s the perfect lunch. Sundried tomatoes or a squirt of lemon are good in there too!

  3. Brit Gardner says:

    Wow, this looks like a great combination! I’m definitely going to make these for dinner… but what with? What would be your perfect companion dish?

    • Kerry says:

      I think I would do a simple salad, some baby arugula and herbs, tossed with olive oil, fresh lemon juice, and coarse salt. The lemon juice’s acidity counteracts the fattiness of the spring rolls, and you really want something light alongside!

    • I made them two days in a row. They are fast and delicious.

      I paired them with a TJ’s Crunchy Slaw w/ Peanut Dressing, because I didn’t know how challenging the oil would be without a therm … but they were perfect. Albeit a little on the toasty side.

      The next night I made four more, and reused the oil (being in the fridge separated out the floaties). I paired this half-order with pasta and marinara. A little monotone but that combo of avo and brie are lovely. Even at midnight. Cold.

      Love your blog.

      Yum. I say. Yum !

      • Kerry says:

        Yum! Thank you! Love the update!

        If you want to use oil without a therm, just tear off a little piece of bread and put it in the oil. If it sinks and nothing happens, it’s too cold. If it floats right away and burns, it’s too hot. It should sink at first and then quickly rise with bubbles around it, crisping.

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