Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Guacamole Served With Warm Tortilla Chips
I came up with this guacamole recipe after trying Chipotle's guacamole, which I personally think is absolutely delicious! Every ingredient is inspired from their guacamole with the exception of the fact that I leave out the Serano chili peppers - I'm sort of a woose and can't tolerate a whole lot when it comes to heat.
Now every time I make this, I forget to measure and I totally do it by eye, so none of these measurements are exact, but hopefully this recipe will give you an idea.... I can't give away all my secrets! ;)
Warm & Flaky Tortilla Chips:
-4 8" soft flour tortillas -3/4 cup canola oil
-salt to taste
Using a sharp knife, cut each tortilla in half, then cut each semi-circle in 1/4's. (Each tortilla should yeild 8 tortilla chips.) Continue this same process until all tortillas are cut into 1/8's and then set aside. In a medium saute pan, heat up canola oil over medium heat. Once oil is up to temperature, place 6 or so chips (be careful not to over-crowd pan) in the oil and watch closely as chips will brown very quickly. After about 15-30 seconds, or until underside is golden, flip each chip over and cook opposite side. Once chips are golden on either side, remove them from the oil and place them on a plate lined with a paper towel and sprinkle immediately with salt. (If you have any extra brown grocery bags sitting around, you can also use those instead of paper towels.) Serve warm with fresh guacamole (recipe to follow). Fresh Guacamole Ingredients 4 avacados
4 medium sized cloves of garlic
1/4 cup diced red onion
3 Tbsp. fresh chopped cilantro
salt to taste
*1-2 Serano peppers seeded-*optional
Cut each avocado in half and scoop out the meat of the avocado and place into a medium sized bowl. To that, add the juice of 1 lime and 1/2 a lemon. Season with salt (I use about a tsp., maybe more) and using the teeth of a fork, mash the avocado mixture until all of it is smashed into small pieces. (Something else I discovered works great for mashing, if you don't already have a masher :), is use two beaters from an electric mixer. Hold them side by side and mash the avocado that way. It works wonders!) Once mashed, add chopped onion, cilantro, and minced garlic and stir until all the ingredients are equally incorporated. Chill for at least an hour. Serve with chips and dip away!