Last week I was very excited to find 11 new recipes for eggs contributed to the Friday Foodie Fix. I hope with a weeks’ notice that we will have even more ideas for Secret Ingredient, avocados. I love avocados and I’m always looking for new ways to use them in recipes. Remember, these can be past recipe posts you’ve made and you can post more than one recipe for each Secret Ingredient. Why limit yourself to just one.
Avocados are a fruit native to the Caribbean, Mexico, South and Central America. Each fruit contains 10 grams of fiber and is packed with potassium. The creamy green fruit also provides Vitamin C, A, B6, copper, iron, magnesium and pantothenic acid, which helps your body convert food into energy. There are many types of avocados on the market but my favorite is the Haas. All Haas avocado trees are descended from a single “mother tree” planted by Rudolph Haas in 1926 in La Habra Heights, California.
When purchasing an avocado make sure it is ripe. It should be soft when you squeeze it but not so soft one squeeze and you have just made guacamole. If it is not ripe when you purchase it place it in a paper bag for a few days. When you cut an avocado, it will discolor fast. It avoid this, squeeze it with a little lime juice.
To pit an avocado, use a sharp knife and cut around the avocado in half lengthwise creating a circle. You will feel your knife run around the pit. Twist the halves in opposite direction and they will part. One side will be left with the pit. Cleave your knife blade into the pit and twist the seed, it will pop out. Be careful as you remove the pit from your knife. While still gripping the knife with the pit I use my thumb holding the knife to slide it off. You can also slide the blade on the edge of a bowl to knock it off.
To dice the avocado, make a crosshatch pattern through the avocado being careful to not penetrate the skin. Then you can scoop out the cubes with a tablespoon. To mash, use a fork or a potato masher.
You can also use my favorite guacamole tool.
My Friday Foodie Fix recipe is Pan Fried Bacon Wrapped Avocados and yes they are delicious.
Thank you for sharing your Friday Foodie Fix of avocados with us. It would very cool of you to link this back to your post on avocados too. Here are the rules. Have a great weekend!
Next week’s Secret Ingredient is ……………. Asparagus!
My husband groaned and asked, “How many people really eat asparagus?” Well, let’s show him!