Fried Guacamole 2 Ways

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    Fried Guacamole 2 Ways

    I actually had a different recipe in mind for today, but I had an ingredient snafu and I couldn’t make it! So I had to refer to the one recipe in our family that everyone talks about – Grandpa’s guacamole.

    I think the most memorable family food moments happen before the big meal. We love cocktail hour – the part when we’re all arriving at Grandma’s and Grandpa’s and we’re snacking, drinking, chatting, joking around. My Grandma is an expert entertainer – she knows all the right snacks to put out, she picks a signature cocktail for the evening, she somehow times it all out perfectly, and she has been doing this for our family for decades. Of course Grandpa is in charge of the guacamole.

    My grandma has been in the hospital this week, and I’ve been thinking about her a lot and how much she does for our family. I think about her every time I’m arranging fruit and vegetables on a party tray, which is almost every day now. Lately I’ve stopped making full meals for dinner and instead, I’m making little trays of snack foods or putting little bowls of fruit and sliced cucumbers around. Food is therapy, ya know?

    Anyway, so this appetizer. I’ve been wanting to try fried guacamole for a while now, because why not? But I wanted a healthy alternative too. So there’s “faux fried” guacamole, which is simply a dollop of guac on a slice of bell pepper, topped with crushed tortilla chips – really simple but actually very tasty and refreshing.

    And then the full on real deal fried guacamole, which takes a little more effort. First the guacamole is frozen in little rounds or patties to keep it from melting in the fryer. Then, it’s double-dipped in tempura batter, topped with crushed tortilla chips and fried until golden. It’s delicious you guys.

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    Course Starter
    Cuisine Mexican
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    Faux Fried
    Real Fried
    Course Starter
    Cuisine Mexican
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    Ingredients
    Faux Fried
    Real Fried
    Fried Guacamole 2 Ways
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    Instructions
    1. To make the faux fried guacamole, simply spoon a small dollop of guacamole onto each pepper wedge and sprinkle with tortilla chips. Garnish with cilantro.
    2. To make the real fried guacamole, place heaping tablespoon-sized dollops of guacamole onto a parchment-lined plate, cover with plastic wrap and freeze for about one hour.
    3. Meanwhile heat oil to 375 and combine the 1 cup of flour, cornstarch, salt and bubbly water in a bowl and whisk to combine. Place the remaining ¼ cup of flour in a small bowl.
    4. To coat the guacamole, first roll each of them in the flour, tapping of excess, then dip into the batter. Dip each guacamole round in the batter a second time, then top with the crushed tortilla chips.
    5. Fry in oil for about 3 minutes, or until golden brown.
    6. Serve immediately, guacamole does not keep longer than about an hour or so.