Guaquitos – Guacamole Taco Rolls

I love the texture of this recipe: the guacamole is creamy and smooth, while the fried tortilla shell lends the perfect amount of crunch. No dipping needed.

Okay, so the name could use a little tweeking, but the recipe is spot on.  Feliz Cinco de Mayo.

Guaquito – Guacamole Taco Rolls
(makes 10 rolls)

Ingredients:

-       3 ripe Mexican avocados (slightly squishy, but with some firmness)
–       1 medium size red onion (~ ½ cup), diced
–       1 medium size tomato (I used a handful of cherry tomatoes– it’s all I had), diced
–       2 tsp lime juice
–       3 gloves of garlic (or more, up to you), minced
–       ½ jalapeño, finely chopped (less or more; again, up to you)
–       ½ tsp cumin powder
–       ¼ tsp ground cardamom
–       ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
–       1 tbsp sour cream (optional, but adds to the creamy-ness)
–       salt + pepper to taste
–       10 flour or corn tortillas
–       2 cups of oil for frying


Directions:

  1. In a deep and heavy pan bring the oil to 350’F.  (More deep frying tips here)
  2. Carefully cut the avocado in half, length wise, and pit the core. Using a spoon, scoop out the avocado, and dice neatly.
     

     

     

  3. In a medium-size bowl, fold all the ingredients together. I like my guacamole to be slightly chunky—stir to the consistency you prefer.
  4. Place 1 tbsp of guacamole in the center of a flour tortilla, fold the outer edges in, and tightly roll. Secure the tortilla rolls with toothpicks.
  5. Fry the tortilla-guacamole rolls for 90 seconds on each side, or until golden brown. Carefully remove the rolls from the oil, and allow to cool slightly on a paper towel lined cookie sheet. Serve alongside sour cream, and pico de gallo.

If you’re not feeling the whole roll-making process, take the easy way out and serve with tortilla chips. These were home-made by cutting a tortilla into 8thsand deep fried at 350’f until golden brown.


That’s it, you’re done. Here’s Happy (looking slightly unhappy)– this photo is a result of his persistence and indignation.

26 Comments

  1. I love cats and I think I might be in love with your cat!

    It seems everyone is getting on board food-wise for Cinco de Mayo this Thursday. I am starting to wonder if I will have any luck finding an avocado when I go grocery shopping tomorrow!!!

    I like the idea of adding cardamom.

  2. They do look Duhlicious!!! :0 I’m thinking taco night just took another turn for the good!!!!!

  3. Looks fantastic! Your cat definitely isn’t looking very amused. :D

  4. Heavenly! I’m pretty sure if I made these my husband would steal them all. ;)

  5. Jessica

    What an interesting twist.A must make!
    Thanks!

  6. Mădălina

    Ottawa’s Real Foodie – Happy is quite the character; always demands attention when I’m short of time. He was trying way to hard this time around, so I thought I owed it to him. I like the cardamom too– it adds a hint of citrus, and makes the dish taste fresh. Good luck finding avocados.

    Tanja – Deepfrying stuff changes everything. This application would taste amazing with traditional taco filling. Mmmm, you got the cog wheels turning and thinking of new ideas.

    Taiya – Happy was upset because the guacamole was getting more attention. The whole time he was looking up, and I swear he was saying ‘Are you done yet? It’s my turn’

    Briarrose – My dad, who HATES (scratch that, replace with hated) avocados, ate everything. He even called me this morning to make sure I tell everyone to make them, because he thought they were outstanding.

    Jessica – That’s what happends when you throw old wisdom out the window, and start playing with food.

  7. OMG these sound heavenly! Love the idea of the combo of crunchy outer with smooth creamy inner! I might try smearing a little chipotle en adobe sauce on the tortillas before the guacamole to add a kick!

  8. Ben

    LOL i love the name! They look yummy and crispy :)

  9. Thank you so much for this recipe! Mine didn’t turn out as pretty as yours, but it was still a huge success!

    http://www.doahshungry.com/2011/05/guaquitos.html

  10. Agarici

    oooooooooo, i loved both the rolls and the triangles both.
    they surely are out of this world.
    and i do not say this in vain, i had to eat what you see in the pictures (who is the lucky one?)

  11. Perfect for appetizers! I am definitely going to try them at my next dinner!

  12. Can’t wait to try this out! I shared your recipe on my Must Try Tuesday post….

    http://therickettchronicles.blogspot.com/2011/05/there-were-some-delicious-recipes-this.html

    Thanks!

  13. This looks crazy good, can’t wait to try! And it’s already gotten a lot of talk when I shared the recipe on a social-networking site :)

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