Halve and peel the avocado, and remove the seed; or peel, then cut thick circles around the pit, and remove carefully.
Dip the avocado pieces in beaten egg, then dip in fine cracker crumbs (or bread crumbs). Drop into very hot butter or cooking fat, and brown lightly on either side.
Serve while hot to enjoy the full flavor. (Alternate name for recipe: Avocado Novel.)
(Origin - "Sunset All-Western Cook Book" by Genevieve A. Callahan, published by Stanford University Press, 1933.)