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I find this hard to believe, myself, but I didn't try guacamole – or an avocado, even – until I was about 25. It was love at first sight.
Like I'm making up for lost time, I eat avocados whenever I can, and I love guac. Fortunately for me, it's Mexican Dining Week here at OnMilwaukee.com, and I'm finding myself eating a lot of it right now. Honestly, though, I like my own recipe more than what I'm trying in restaurants.
When parties call for me to bring a dish to pass, I'm always the guy who brings chips and guacamole.
And, even though I'm pretty late to the game, I tend to get compliments on my not very complicated recipe, that I adapted from my friend Pat's. The secret ingredient, I think, is a ton of lime.
Pedestrian as it may be, here's my not-so-famous guacamole recipe. Try it out and let me know how it compares to yours.
- Three avocados
- Two or three cloves of garlic
- The juice of one lime
- A few pinches of kosher salt
- A scoop of salsa
- A bunch of cilantro
- Pepper to taste
Mash it all up and serve it before it turns brown. You'll be the hit of the party.
don't forget to add a dash or 2 of tequila. it gives the quac a nice finish
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