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November 1, 2010

Martha Mondays : Guacamoldy with Creature Chips

Yesterday was Halloween, and I hope everyone had a fantastic time! I was excited to make these Guacamoldy with Creature Chips for my company Halloween party, and for Martha Mondays

Unfortunately, I didn't think the guacamole recipe was too good. Granted, I didn't use exact measurements. Maybe that's where I went wrong? But it tasted a little too lime-y and was not seasoned well. I guess I am used to Chipotle's guacamole. I did like the idea of using cookie cutters to make shapes for the tortilla chips. I used cat and bat cookie cutters. Next time I would probably use a different kind of tortillas, as mine were too thick. I used a chipotle as well as a yellow corn tortilla, so next time I will stick to flour tortillas. They seem to be thinner. Also, I cooked the tortillas for longer than 12 minutes, and they still were not crispy enough, not enough like a tortilla chip. So overall I was disappointed with the taste-factor of the recipe. But the idea is super cute! And I will definitely make it again with some adjustments. Here is Martha's original recipe below.

Guacamoldy with Creature Chips from Martha Stewart

*Serves 8
  • Plain or butter-flavored vegetable-oil cooking spray
  • 24 assorted large flour tortillas, such as plain, whole wheat, and sun-dried tomato
  • Coarse salt
  • 3 pounds ripe Hass avocados, (about 7), pitted. peeled, and cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice, (about 3 limes)
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 fresh jalapeno chile, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Using a few Halloweeninspired cookie cutters, cut shapes from tortillas. Arrange as many shapes as can fit in a single layer on oiled sheet. Coat tortillas with cooking spray, and season with salt. Bake until slightly darkened and crisp, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Repeat with remaining tortilla shapes, using a clean, cooled baking sheet.
Put avocados, lime juice, 11/2 teaspoons salt and the pepper, jalapeno, and cilantro in a large bowl. Mash with a fork until chunky. Serve with chips.

And here's PJ and I all dressed up on Halloween! We are still big kids at heart  :)


Anonymous said...

I knew from looking at the recipe that it wasn't going to be anything my family would touch, so I doctored mine up a lot. It was a great idea for a Halloween dish though and definitely fun.

Desi said...

Yes I agree! I'm sure I can find better guacamole recipes and use different tortillas and it would be great! Very creative idea though :O

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed this recipe, but I don't eat much guacamole, and I really liked the lime in it - how funny! Thanks for a great pick.

Desi said...

I usually love lime flavors but I just think I put too much in. Oops! Thanks for playing along :)

Unknown said...

I'm so glad you've joined us and thanks for a great pick! I definitely baked my shapes longer because some of them were still soft after 12 minutes. I think it depends on how big the shape is.

Desi said...

Hey sassy! I would definitely cook them longer and yes the size probably matters plus I had some thick tortillas! Thanks for the welcome :) Glad to be a part of it!