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Oct 15, 2007 08:30 AM

The stuffed avacado challenge

My favorite food right now is stuffed avacados. Yes, they are ridiculously heavy, fatty, greasy, cheesy and I can't eat them very often. But I love them. I've decided to try them at as many places as I can find them. So far I've had Trudy's and Maudie's.

Maudie's is served as a salad. The avacado is chopped and mixed with shrimp with a creamy cheesy sauce, then poured back into the avacado shell and over a bed of lettuce. I had it with a chicken soft taco and a margarita. With tip and all, about $17. It was ok, but not exactly what I was looking for.

Trudy's was what I was looking for. Whole avacado stuffed with chicken, deep fried, then covered in sauce.. I got the queso. Disgusting and heavenly at the same time. Of course, I loved it. It's certainly not high class food, but oh so good.

Where else in Austin have you seen them on the menu? Are they common to the Mexican restaurants?

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  1. The Morelia in Elgin (about 20-25 miles east on 290) has stuffed avacado on the menu. They are as you describe, stuffed with your choice of beef or chicken, lightly battered, deep fried. I've never tried one, but I see many many pass by on their way to other diners. Me, I'm stuck on their fajitas. I'd never noticed stuffed/fried avacados on menus at Mexican restaurants until the past few years.

    1. My sister was just telling me about the chicken fried avacado that she had at Doc's Backyard (new location from Doc's Motorworks). I notice that it's on both menus. It's stuffed with a chicken and cheese mixture with a cream sauce. She said it was delicious, decadent and at least 900 calories... it sounds to me like a bit more than that.

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      1. re: Rene

        I just had Doc's Backyard. I was rather disappointed. The food was extremely bland. The avacado had no taste. The filling had no taste except cheese. There was no salsa with it, so you couldn't even spice it up. The avo and a drink was $17.

        1. re: GenieinTX

          I'm sorry to hear that! I haven't tried it but I do prefer not so subtle flavor, as well. You posted about the one at Freda's... how did it do on the flavor meter?

          1. re: Rene

            I haven't been to Freda's but that one sounds really good. Now I've got to get to Musashino's, Chuy's and Freda's.

      2. Musashino has Avocado Kama - an avocado stuffed with seafood and spicy japanese mayo. I love that thing. Sounds downright healthy compared to a deep fried avocado, no? I'll have to give one of those a try after my next cholesterol check.

        1. Well, I was just making a reservation at Backstage and while looking over the menu, I stumbled on the following entree:

          Pan-Seared Shrimp with Rice and a Marinated Avocado Stuffed with Grilled Corn and Lobster Charred Jalapeno Bacon Lime Butter Sauce.

          Maybe someone who has tried this item can give us the lowdown???

          1. Is a deep-fried avocado skin-on? Does the skin become edible that way?

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            1. re: Mersenne twister

              The fried avocados I've seen are peeled, split and stuffed and then fried.