Thursday, May 5, 2011

Working Madre Meals....Cinco de Mayo style..

So it's Cinco de Mayo.  Which means margaritas to me.  I also like to get in the spirit by making a meal to fit the occasion.  Today it's this:

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I just found these on and will be trying them for the first time tonight.  My husband and I love guacamole, so why not make them into a taquito like thing?

If you celebrate Cinco de Mayo, what will you be making?  Have a great Thursday and Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Guaquito – Guacamole Taco Rolls(makes 10 rolls)

-       3 ripe Mexican avocados (slightly squishy, but with some firmness)
-       1 medium size red onion (~ ½ cup), diced
-       1 medium size tomato (I used a handful of cherry tomatoes– it’s all I had), diced
-       2 tsp lime juice
-       3 gloves of garlic (or more, up to you), minced
-       ½ jalapeño, finely chopped (less or more; again, up to you)
-       ½ tsp cumin powder
-       ¼ tsp ground cardamom
-       ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
-       1 tbsp sour cream (optional, but adds to the creamy-ness)
-       salt + pepper to taste
-       10 flour or corn tortillas
-       2 cups of oil for frying

  1. In a deep and heavy pan bring the oil to 350’F.  
  2. Carefully cut the avocado in half, length wise, and pit the core. Using a spoon, scoop out the avocado, and dice neatly.
  3. In a medium-size bowl, fold all the ingredients together. I like my guacamole to be slightly chunky—stir to the consistency you prefer.
  4. Place 1 tbsp of guacamole in the center of a flour tortilla, fold the outer edges in, and tightly roll. Secure the tortilla rolls with toothpicks.
  5. Fry the tortilla-guacamole rolls for 90 seconds on each side, or until golden brown. Carefully remove the rolls from the oil, and allow to cool slightly on a paper towel lined cookie sheet. Serve alongside sour cream, and pico de gallo.

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