This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Avocados From Mexico. All opinions are my own.
I think it’s safe to say that we love Mexican food. I keep finding new ways to incorporate its cuisine into our weekly meals. We truly never get tired of it. I don’t think I had tried Guacamole until I got married. My Mother-in-law was famous within the family for her tasty Guac, and she often speaks of her love of avocados.
We have made a variety of Avocado recipes over the years, I have put them in salads, replaced them for mayo on my sandwiches, and they really do have endless applications, or so it seems. It’s not just my immediate family who are crazy for avocados, it’s my whole extended family as well. We all frequently get together for dinners and celebrations. Well, my sister just got married, and I wanted to have everyone over for a get together. We all love Mexican food and I wanted to do a little riff on the main event and make Avocados From Mexico the star!
So often, we place avocados in the condiment or side category and they are delish there! I wanted to make something that would be representative of the fun and lighthearted nature of this time of year. I also wanted it to be colorful, unique, and bold. One of the beautiful aspects about family, and being purposeful about being together, is that you learn the value of the moment; the value of right now. Things can change in an instant, and it’s important to make right now memorable. So many of these aspects fall into the Spirit of Mexico.
With my love of avocados, also comes experience. Don’t let them scare you! Once you open an avocado, it will begin to oxidize or turn brown fairly quickly. To keep this from happening, squeeze a little lime or lemon juice on it. For a ripe avocado, you want to make sure that you select according to when you are going to eat it. If you want to eat it right away, pick an avocado that is dark in color and is slightly soft to the touch. I pop the little stem end off of the top of the avocado, and if it’s still green inside and dark on the outside and it gives way slightly when I press on it, then I know that it’s perfect for tonight. If, however, you want to wait a few days for your avocado usage, then select one that is more green and firm to the touch. Now, of course, things come up and your need for the avocado speeds up, but it isn’t ripe? What do you do??? Don’t fret! Place your mostly green avocado in a paper bag with a banana, or apple and give it a few hours. The reason that the fruits help, is that the gas that both the banana and apples emit help to speed up the ripening process for the avocado. By that same token, if you have a ripe avocado that you don’t plan on using right away, simply pop it in the fridge and the ripening process will slow down. The best tip that I have is: store an opened avocado in an airtight container in the fridge, but sprinkle it with fresh lime juice first.
Now, let’s get to what we actually decided to make. We made Fried Guacamole balls. Yes, we made something that was already delicious in its own right, and we took it to a whole new level by rolling it in crushed tortilla shells and deep-frying it. I would certainly recommend making this for a crowd, so that they can be enjoyed right away. Let me tell you guys they were beyond delish! They came out of the oil crunchy and melt in your mouth! These truly stole the show, and anything else we had that evening was instantly compared to the Fried Guacamole Balls. Now, you can’t get more star-studded than that! Give these a try with Avocados From Mexico!
4 Avocados From Mexico
Juice of 1 Lime
3 small tomatoes, chopped
½ bunch of cilantro, chopped
5 cloves of garlic, chopped
pinch of salt
4oz of shredded chicken
1 cup of crushed chips
Combine Avocados From Mexico, lime juice, tomatoes, cilantro, garlic, chicken and salt.
Crush chips into breading
Form balls with guacamole and then bread with crushed chips
Fry in oil for 1-2 minutes
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Avocados From Mexico.