Yay - It's finally Friday! Want an easy snack to make before dinner...or with dinner? Yummy guacamole with homemade lime chips! Now's the time to buy avocados for a great price - 4 for $1 at my local farmers market. Well...it's a great price for me because I live in California. Not sure when the rest of you can get a good deal on avocados.
The avocados are ripe and creamy, the tomato adds a nice freshness, the onion a crunch and a few dabs of hot sauce gives this treat a nice bite! And I LOVE the way freshly made tortilla chips taste - nice and crisp! Add salt, lime rind and some fresh lime juice and it's officially the best snack EVER!
- Package of white corn chips cut in quarters
- 3 cups of Vegetable Oil
- 1 lime rind and juice
- 4 ripe Hass avocados
- 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice (2 limes)
- 8 dashes hot sauce (recommended: Tabasco or Siracha)
- 1/2 cup small-diced red onion (1 small onion)
- 1 large garlic clove, minced
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 medium tomato, seeded, and small-diced
Cut the avocados in half, remove the pits, and scoop the flesh out of their shells into a large bowl. (I use my hands.) Immediately add the lime juice, hot sauce, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper and toss well. Using a sharp knife, slice through the avocados in the bowl until they are finely diced. Add the tomatoes. Mix well and taste for salt and pepper.
Take the rind off of the limes. Heat a frying pan on medium heat. Add the oil and fry the corn chips until browned. Transfer to a cooking sheet covered with paper towels to absorb the extra oil. Sprinkle with salt and lime juice. Place the chips in the serving bowl and add the lime rind.