|Liz Newman, Author||
Let's face it: you've got to keep the drunks at your party happy. It doesn't take much, as we all know, just some cheap beer or wine and nodding your head every moment they are speaking, which can indeed be every moment, then you can kick the door behind them and never invite them back.
Below are two guacamole recipes that are easy on your budget and time and will keep the most discerning guac connosiuer and slovenly drinker eating. The first recipe, guacamole for drunks, will be far easier to clean up if indeed someone has to say sorry for the party foul.
Guacamole For Drunks
Drunks tend to eat more so you'll be using more avocados in this recipe.
3 ripe avocados
Five Dashes of Onion Powder
Salt to taste
lime (optional: some guests don't like the tangy taste of the guac interfering with the lime in their beer)
Cayenne Pepper (optional)
Peel and cut avocados lengthwise and across, then scoop out the chunks into a bowl
Mash with a potato masher or pestle. A fork can be used instead but I find the masher or pestle really releases the nice oils in the avocado, which makes for better flavor
Add the dashes of onion powder, salt, and lime and cayenne pepper if you choose to use it. Mix well and serve.
Guacamole for Sober People
half a tomato, diced
2 tablespoons cilantr0
1 tablespoon diced onion
Squeeze of fresh lime
Diced Jalapeno Pepper (optional)
Salt to Taste
Peel and cut lengthwise and across, then scoop out the chunks into a serving bowl
Mash with a potato masher or pestle. A fork can be used instead but I find the masher or pestle really releases the nice oils in the avocado, which makes for better flavor.
Add diced tomatoes, cilantro, onions, lime squeeze, and jalapeno. if using. Stir gently until all of the ingredients are combined. Smooth the surface with the bottom of a spoon and wipe off the sides of the bowl or transfer to a serving bowl and then smooth.
Serve with a sprig of cilantro and a black olive to decorate the middle of the bowl.
Serve with tortilla chips and/or fresh veggies
**Chef's Tip: Leave the pit inside the serving bowl and pour the guacamole in to cover it. This will delay the guacamole from turning dark green.