Friday, June 12, 2009
Guacamole with Baked Flour Tortilla Chips
What to do with leftover avocados? That was quite tough to decide. I finally decided on guacamole. Adapting recipes I found on the web, I added the ingredients to taste as I went along so there is no proper recipe.
Basically, I used 1 avocado, 1/2 small chopped red onion, 1/4 clove minced garlic, 1 chopped tomato, 1/2 lime, mayonnaise, a splash of olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Just mixed them all in a bowl and chill for half hour for the flavours to come together.
For the chips, firstly I made the tortillas from my trusty recipe. Then I adapted a recipe from Kat Can Cook. The chips were great. I made plain tortilla chips and seasoned ones just for comparison and the seasoned ones won the day. Use the recipe as a base and increase and decrease the ingredients as you go along to suit your taste.
BAKED FLOUR TORTILLA CHIPS
3-4 whole-wheat tortillas
1 tablespoon olive oil
Spice blend (see below) or chili powder
1) Preheat oven to 190C.
2) Use a pastry brush to lightly brush both sides of each of the tortillas with olive oil. Place them in a stack as you go. Cut the stack into wedges (a bread knife works best for this, cut gently). Arrange wedges in a single layer on cookie sheets. Sprinkle each wedge with a dash or two of the spice blend.
3) Bake for 8-12 minutes, switching the pans half way through baking time.
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 tablespoon paprika
1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt (or table salt)
Combine all ingredients in a small jar, an empty spice jar would be ideal. Shake to combine.