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'Surprising' guacamole

  • KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS Jim's Homemade Guacamole (with bacon).
    KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS Jim's Homemade Guacamole (with bacon).
Published July 09. 2014 04:00PM

When my husband first made his version of guacamole, I was surprised to see that he added bacon.

"That's not guacamole," I insisted.

He likewise insisted it came from a long-ago friend, who was Mexican. Over the years, when we'd eat in a Mexican restaurant, or have guacamole in other places, I would be quick to point out: "See. No bacon."

The thing is, I love his guacamole. I just like to be difficult (sometimes) and right (all the time.) As I was putting this week's column together, I did a search for "guacamole with bacon," just so I could tell him again that he's wrong.

There were over 5.7 million results. I guess I owe someone an apology.

Jim's Homemade Guacamole (with bacon)

4 ripe avocados,

Half teaspoon salt

Half teaspoon black pepper

Half teaspoon onion powder

Half teaspoon garlic powder

One-eighth teaspoon of paprika

2-3 heaping tablespoons of mayonnaise

2 tablespoons bacon bits or bacon cooked crisp and chopped fine.

Cut avocados lengthwise and twist; one side will come off the pit in the center. Hit center pit carefully with a large knife and then twist to remove. Scoop the meat out of the avocado with a spoon and into a bowl, then mash well.

Add remaining ingredients and mix well.

Serve with tortilla chips.

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