A Mexican twist to the classic deviled eggs for a change of pace.
|Eggs, hard boiled
|Cilantro, fresh, snipped
|Lime Juice, fresh squeezed
Hard boil the Eggs far enough in advance so they have time to completely cool.
Cut each of the Avocados in half, remove the pit and spoon the avocado out of its skin and into a medium bowl. Thinly slice the Green Onions and add to the bowl. Use a garlic press to press the clove of Garlic into the bowl. Add the finely snipped Cilantro to the bowl. Peel each egg, cut in half lengthwise, place the yolks in the bowl and set aside the white halves. Mash all the ingredients in the bowl with a potato masher to as smooth a consistency as you like.
Stir in the Seasoned Salt, Tabasco, Lime Juice and Worcestershire Sauce to a uniform consistency and color. Top each egg white half with a generous mound of the Guacamole mixture and sprinkle Paprika on top.
Arrange on a plate, chill and serve.
I've used lemon juice instead of lime juice. Feel free to experiment with the quantities of ingredients based on taste preference and all but the eggs and avocados can be omitted all together.
When scaling the recipe, use one avocado for every two eggs, but for a large batch, consider using less than a linear scaling of the other ingredients, particularly spices.
Can also be prepared in a food processor if its container is large enough.
There are different varieties of avocados and some believe Haas is the only variety to use for Guacamole. Avocados are ripe when they yield to moderate finger pressure but may be over ripe or rotten if they yield to slight pressure. Haas avocados turn from green to near black when ripe. Unripe avocados can take up to 4 days to ripen, but will ripen more quickly if stored in a closed brown paper bag along with the lime you got for the Guacamole. Consequently, having ripe avocados on the day you want to serve can be tricky if not down right impossible.
The good news is that the Guacamole mixture freezes well with no adverse affects and may even enhance the flavor. So plan on making it four days in advance with the option of making it the day of serving if the avocados do not ripen until then. You can either refrigerate the hard boiled egg white halves until then, or omit the hard boiled egg yolks prior to freezing and on the day of serving, mash the hard boiled egg yolks and stir into the thawed Guacamole mixture.
Guacamole - An avocado based dip great with tortilla chips.
Source: My modification to a Web recipe
Nutrition Facts per Serving:
8g Fat (70.8% calories from fat)
1g Dietary Fiber
Exchanges per Serving:
1/2 Lean Meat
0 Other Carbohydrates.
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