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Emeril Lagasse's Quick Guacamole and Tortilla Chips

Everyone loves guacamole! This recipe hits all the right notes while keeping it simple. Whip this up before the game in no time. Everyone will love it.

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium-size ripe Haas avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 3 tablespoons peeled, seeded, finely chopped ripe tomatoes
  • 1 small fresh jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • Hot sauce, to taste
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 1/4 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup corn tortillas, cut into quarters
  • Emeril's Original Essence, to taste
  • Salt, to taste

Instructions: Serves 4


In a medium mixing bowl, mash avocados with a fork until soft but still lumpy. Stir in tomatoes, jalapeno, onion, garlic, lime juice, cilantro, sour cream, and hot sauce. Season with salt. Press a sheet of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole, forcing out any air bubbles. Refrigerate. It will keep for up to 8 hours.

In a large, heavy, deep pot or an electric fryer, heat 2 cups vegetable oil to 360 degrees. Deep-fry tortilla strips until lightly golden and crispy, 1 to 2 minutes. Drain on paper towels, then season with Essence and salt.      

If you're not sure what else to make for the big game, chef Emeril has you covered with his Top 12 Favorite Game Day Recipes. You are sure to be a winner with any of these crowd-pleasing dishes for your next tailgating party.